Tomorrow my kiddos start school! Noah is 4, so he will be in preschool. Lizzie is 2, so her’s is more of a Mother’s Day Out.
I am quite nervous for many reasons!
- They will be going 5 days a week, they’ve only ever gone 2 days a week in the past!
- This is the first year at this new school (although this is our church, so it’s not totally foreign to them). Both children had made good friends at their last school, and I’m sad that we couldn’t bring those friends with us!
- This is the first year that I do not personally know their teachers. Since I worked at their last school for the majority of time they went there, I knew and was friendly with all their teachers.
- Did I say 5 days a week? It’s only for 4 hours, but they’ve NEVER been away from me that much!
I am excited though. Now that I am a work from home mom, it’s tough to juggle giving the kids the time they need from me on top of household duties and work. Luckily, I can say that I have still stayed on top of my mommy duties throughout it all, but my house is a mess and I’ve neglected some areas of my life that are really important to me (scratch cooking, sewing, honestly pretty much anything domestic!).
Having the children in school 5 days a week for a few hours gives me time to get the things I need to do guilt free and I’m hoping will really increase the quality of my time with my family (not thinking about the laundry that needs to be folded, the fridge that needs to be cleaned out and the article that needs to be written!).
I was a Mother’s Day Out teacher for several years, so I know how crazy those first days can be! I read a cute idea over on Keeping Life Creative recently, and I decided I wanted to do it for my children’s teachers! (I pretty much did her project exactly, I just left out the nuts because I worry about allergies)
They are teacher survival kits and they were super easy to make and put together (I had to put together 6!). I hope their teacher’s like them and find them useful!
For full instructions and the print outs, be sure to check out Keeping Life Creative!