I need 8 hands and 4 sets of eyes to keep up with the kids.  Heck, I need 4 clones.  School has started, you’d think I’d be grateful, but school is like 12x more stressful, 9x more work, and 15x more guilt. 

Ben started the school year with a bang.  He is in Jazz band (Thursday mornings @ 7am) and Pep Band (practices + games) already.  I feel bad because I can’t be a more involved parent, the parent I used to be.  I used to love volunteering and being there to cheer my kids on.  Now I can’t, I can not be everywhere at once. 

Sally’s first day of pre-school was today, she LOVED it.  Her teacher said she was “perfect”.  I had 3 hours alone (to clean).  Today was the first day I have been alone in the house, EVER.  It was odd.

Sam still puts up a fight about going to school.  It makes for a rotten way to start the day.  He does end up going, just not happily.

Joe has discovered he’s hot.  He likes the female attention he gets from all the girls at school.

Juli loves school, but is a bear at home, I feel bad for her, but she is turning into a big brat.  Ugghhh!

Getting all 5 kids ready and out the door on time is a challenge.  I have great “first day of school” pics I’ll post soon…

2 responses to “Octopus

  1. I’m so glad you get some time to yourself, as strange as that sounds. But my few hours of quiet during the week is when I function best.

  2. I just found your blog (via a confession on TRUE MOM CONFESSIONS).
    You are one hell of a strong woman.
    I don’t know if I could do what you are doing.
    God bless you and your family

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