Yesterday we returned back to normal routine . . . sort of. The girls were complaining the night before how tired they will be in the morning. Really?!?! How do you know? They've already convinced themselves they would be tired.
I am glad to be getting back to our routine. Of course, we are entering a couple of busy months. I make a quilt every year to auction--this will be the second for the kids' school. It is due in six weeks, and I haven't started. We also have Catholic School Week w/ all of its activities (both as a parent and as a teacher). My son will start a Sunday only kindergarten basketball. Both girls play volleyball for school. Last year, it was literally a seven-day-a-week endeavor. Each had 2-3 practices a week--manageable. Each had a game or two--again manageable. Unfortunately--there was no piggy-backing and/or overlap. So it was seven days a week of running for 6 or 7 weeks. Not looking forward to that. Luckily, both girls are of age to "babysit" their younger brother while I run that 5 miles to the gym. At least I won't have to deal with that part. I also got a Kindle and hope to utilize it well while sitting at practice. I'm lacing up my shoes and getting ready (I should actually be running).
The funny part about a winter routine--we had a two-hour delay from school today (Tuesday). The kids got to sleep in.