I have been busy getting LilZ ready for school and the other two ready to start back at daycare in 10 days. LilZ has his orientation today and we have to be there or he won’t get his class schedule until the first day of school. In other words? They’re holding the schedule hostage to force us to show up and hear stuff we probably already know. I hate this crap. Not only would it be a pain if I had to take off work to attend, but now I have to attend with two kids in tow. He’s been at the school for two years already – are you telling me there is something he must know today? You can’t tell him or me at the first day of school? If it weren’t for the schedule I’d totally skip it, but sending an 8th grader to school without a schedule is like torture to a teen. He must know what friends are going to be in what class in advance or he could die. Don’t you know?
I start back to work on the 11th and I’ll officially be spending illegal amounts of money on childcare. I could drive two more cars and maybe live in a house twice the size that we currently live in. I’ll be spending 1 1/2 times my mortgage on childcare every month. IT PAINS ME.
So, we’ve been buying school supplies and working out carpool logistics. Planning lunches and breast feeding schedules. We’ve introduced AndyZ to formula to supplement while he’s at school (I’m unable to pump) and that went well. Even though it broke my heart to do it. NikkiZ is going to start the class the requires her to wear panties so we’re working out the last kinks of potty-training. LilZ has grown since last year (WHY CAN’T HE STOP ALREADY?) so we’re looking at a shorts only wardrobe for awhile. None of his jeans fit. NONE OF THEM. I can’t afford to restock his pants yet since I just obnoxious amounts on school supplies, so let’s hope it stays warm for another few months.
In two weeks I’ll be back to work with two kids in daycare and one in 8th grade. Life is moving way to fast. Can we do something about that? Maybe just freeze it all for a moment? So I can catch my breath? Thanks.