Here We Go!!:: First Day of School 2015

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I have a Second Grader and Pre-Schooler! What????

Can I be real honest here? I was kind of dreading the start of school.

Why?

It’s been such a busy summer and there wasn’t much down time before the first day of school. I was simply exhausted. I didn’t feel ready. I didn’t get done all the little things I had on my to-do list.

This was not the way I wanted to start the year.

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Then I was reminded of two things. First from The Hubs: “Babe, no one will know except for you that you didn’t get everything done.” Then, from another friend who is also a former teacher. “We just have to remember that it’s not like the classroom.”

It’s not like the classroom and each year I let go a little bit more and more of the pressure I put on myself to have everything perfect and “just so” at the beginning of the year. (Like I did when I was a classroom teacher.)

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It was simple this year. Despite all the ideas I saw on Pinterest, I didn’t have the time or energy to do any of them. No special breakfast even!

And guess what?

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It was a great day. My kids had a blast. Dad came home from work with donuts for a special snack and Starbucks for me. Their new school supplies were all they needed to make the day special. I think just getting back into the routine of school was fun. (We’ll see how long that lasts. Ha!)

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I’m kinda digging this simple thing……

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…and I think it’s going to be a great year!

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