We made it through the first couple days of school. Can I get an “amen” and some applause, please?
The kids teachers are fantastic! Abbie and Quinn are both super excited for the school year. And the two littles have adjusted nicely as well. If anything, I think it has brought them all closer.
It is so hard to believe that they were finishing school when we moved down here. Saturday marked three months of being in Alabama. Because we pulled them out of school early to move down here, and school had already ended in Alabama, they had a nice long summer settling in.
There will be some differences: they will be eating breakfast at school every day (which they think is waaaaay cool). Also, Abbie and Quinn are at different schools (there is a K-2, 3-5, middle and high school). Quinn’s bus would be here at 6:30am (a horrible time to be functioning) and Abbie is within walking range of her school, so I drive them both, for now.
Murphy’s Law requires that both schools be in opposite directions, so mornings have me shuttling over the river and through the woods. Backwards. Both ways.
This week, I would appreciate y’all lifting me up in prayer, as it will be our first full week of school, plus Randy will be out-of-town. Therefore, I may be clinching a bottle of wine.
Already I’ve been hearing gasps from the children as they have realized that Randy’s gone this week:
“Oh my gosh!! we are stuck watching MOM’s music videos“. Obviously, Randy has cooler taste in music videos than I do.
“Who’s gonna tuck us in at night??!!??” Apparently, I’ve been wearing my invisible suit every night I’ve gone in to their room at bedtime.
“What are we going to eat??!” Ok… so this may be a legitimate fear. Randy is a great cook and does almost all of the cooking. Our eating habits have totally changed since getting here. I really think they are afraid I’m going to try and force them to eat candy and chocolate and processed foods.
OH! and I almost forgot to mention: we are now the proud owners of some BRAND-NEW septic tank piping! (who needs clothes… or school supplies… or car payments.)
Our life is indeed fantastic, but it’s still subject to the laws of the universe. And, unfortunately, that includes backed-up septic tanks…