Surviving The First Day Of School

I wasn’t very happy when that alarm sounded at the crack of dawn. ¬†And when I say “crack of dawn” ¬†I mean like the light was barely coming through the blinds and the sun hadn’t come up over the mountain yet.

At first I didn’t know what the sound was. ¬†I woke up thinking that one of my toddlers was surely going to be standing next to me with some new game they had wanted on their tablet making that hideous sound. ¬† And just as I was about to tell them to turn it down I realized it was…

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL and my alarm was going off.

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I don’t know what this guy is so upset about … 8:20 is sleeping in

It took me about 20 minutes to actually get out of my bed. ¬†Took me 19 just to get my eyes to stay open. ¬†As everyone is well aware…I hate mornings and truly believe that school should start at noon.

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So I got myself up and ready and then went to wake the dragons. ¬†Two of the three woke just fine,¬†but¬†my little M is like her mommy and really wished that school started at noon too. ¬†And she wasn’t very excited about starting kindergarten in a new school after attending the same preschool for the previous year and a half.

I went to the closet and reminded her that she had a new Spider-Man shirt to wear to school and she quickly jumped out of bed and hopped in the shower.

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The morning went smoothly.  Got everyone dressed, matching shoes and socks, hair combed, fed a good breakfast, lunches were packed and backpacks ready and out the door we went.

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Don’t think that it will be like this all year people, because eventually there will come a morning where they will be eating pop tarts in the car with their hair barely brushed and be lucky if anything at all is matching. ¬†Don’t judge me. ¬†That’s just what I refer to as #momlife and I have many moments of it.

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I thought that I might have a problem with my youngest, this year, being the only one being dropped off at daycare but she was super excited to go back to school and as soon as they said they had a new pet for the classroom she was off and running.  Sparkly light up shoes and all.  Never even looked back. *sheds tear*

Then it was off to the elementary school. ¬†The chaos of the first day is just crazy. ¬†Parents and kids everywhere. ¬†I didn’t even try to get a close parking spot, ¬†I parked up the street and my other 2 and I took a nice stroll.

Little M held my hand tight.  I knew she was so nervous.  Little B man of course zoomed like a pro.

I showed little M where she was supposed to line up and even got her to smile for the camera.  Something that she rarely does unless I catch her off guard.  The look on her face told me that she was going to be just fine.

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Around 2pm I started to get really tired. ¬†Like tired enough that I felt like taking a nap…and I never nap.

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This is literally what I looked like sitting in my chair…I haven’t shaved in a while.

 

And when I went to pick up the kids I realized that I had gone the entire day (including making it to the gym) without any CAFFEINE!  WTF?!?!?!

I was so busy that morning running around like a maniac that I had actually forgotten to consume any caffeine. ¬†What mother in her right mind does that? ¬†Yes, I know, I must not be in my right mind…news flash there.

So needless to say, it was too late in the day to consume any at this point and when 8pm rolled around, and I put the kids to bed, I crawled into bed too.

The last time I remember looking at the clock it was 9:30pm. ¬†And I survived the first day of school without ever having a sip of caffeine. ¬†GO FUCKING ME!ūüôčūüŹĽ

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How You Know It’s Time For The Kids To Go Back To School

I don’t know about you but I am counting down the minutes seconds days for my little ones to go back to school.

I remember that I couldn’t wait for school to be out and not have to wake up to an alarm clock or rush around like a psychopath mad woman to get the kids up, dressed, fed, and off to three different schools.

We had all these summer vacations and fun plans and memories to make.   Well now here it is almost the middle of August and I am DONE with them being home all day. *pulls hair out*

And here is a list of reasons why:

*My wine budget has far exceeded any Christmas budget we have ever had.

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*The liquor cabinet is on rations. ¬†Sometimes wine doesn’t cut it so I have had to get into the hard stuff. ¬†Sometimes this is before noon.

*I have heard the word mommy, mom, mama, and mother so many times that I am contemplating changing my name to bitch so that they can’t call me by my name.

*If we are stuck in the house it’s like a prison sentence. ¬†There is only so much patience that I have left for crafts, teaching, and anything else that doesn’t involve technology. ¬†Have you ever tried doing crafts with 3 little people? It takes longer to get everything out and ready and to clean up the mess, then we spend on actually doing the craft. ¬†Plus I have had to use some of the craft supplies budget to add to the wine budget. ¬†Don’t judge me.


*It’s hot outside and the summer toys have lost their lustre. ¬†Hell, they were bored with those 2 weeks into the summer holiday. ¬†*misses the days of having a pool* ¬†The outside cement has been decorated so many times with sidewalk chalk that when the dog lays in it she’s 10 different shades of color when she gets up. ¬†My children have also discovered that chalk and water makes for great paint. ¬†They will lay in it and then make little human body prints everywhere. ¬†This is usually right after I have given them a shower. ¬†Now I just play mommy dearest and they get the hose.

*I play referee more times in one day than an NFL professional referee does in an entire season of football. ¬†God for bid one of them destroys something on the others Minecraft bullshit. ¬†You would think that the actual house was on fire and all it is, is a video game that I still can’t understand their obsession with.

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*I can’t remember the last time my husband and I had sex that didn’t qualify as a quickie in the shower. ¬†You know the whole “Mommy and daddy are going to go get dressed ¬†now so don’t come knock on the door 5 gazillion times tattling or asking for something” routine. ¬†And then you lock the door and pray that they don’t unlock it…because yes, my kids know how to do that with a toothpick!

*I am trying to get them back into an early to bed routine. ¬†The. struggle. is. real. and some nights I just give up and go to bed myself in hopes they won’t kill each other destroy something while I’m sleeping.

*I need to get back to the gym and I would like to have time to write a blog post without 1,000 interruptions. ¬†Oh and did I mention my hair is falling out…or maybe that’s from me actually tugging on it several times throughout the day.

*I miss my alone time and can gradually feel my sanity slipping away. ¬†I just might have to take money from the school supplies budget to hold me over on the wine since I still have 22 days to go. ¬†*rolls her eyes as far back into her head as they can go* They don’t need new shoes right? ¬†I can just cut holes in the ends of the old ones. ¬†Again don’t judge me.

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Counting the days to getting my sanity back,

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