Lunchbox: Check, School Form: Check…Mommy, this just got real!

lunchboxHappy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is doing well on this sunny side of the blogosphere and beyond… And I hope (as a matter of fact I know) y’all are up preparing lunch boxes, making sure that school forms are filled out, and that your kid has on shoes that actually match each other (yes I have done the unthinkable, don’t judge…). For Dear Hubby and I, all this school prep and organizing and keeping our heads screwed on tight without losing our hair has just gotten REAL, what with Dear Daughter starting preschool a few days ago, and us starting….parenting purgatory! It just went from dropping both dear daughter and dear son to the life-saver of a babysitter we’ve got, at times unbathed, uncombed, and half-awake (don’t judge me, why wake up snoring kids and miss out on appreciating how cute they look asleep and…quiet)…to preparing lunchboxes, digging school forms out of the trash, and running a “Survivor” style search for the lost backpack all over the house…And this still is without mentioning our last little one squealing in the back, while coloring the walls with the forgotten sharpie we just used to write out dear daughter’s name on her lunchbox label…

So, as we are learning to manage this new lifestyle, without prior experience and frankly no idea of what we were getting ourselves into,  we are gathering some knowledge ammunitions to help us through the transition…you know, basic things that are not so basic for some of us, like yours truly:

  1. Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do (or buy) today, like preparing the lunchbox, washing the lunchbox, or for that matter, finding the lunchbox….
  2. One alarm is better than no alarm…so log out of Facebook, set your alarm for some reasonable time in the morning so everyone can actually brush their teeth, maybe shower and find their way to the car with two shoes that match…
  3. It’s not gonna get any easier….and don’t fool yourself thinking that it’s gonna get easier, because it won’t. Get yourself a good reality check, and keep stepping…
  4. Last but not least….invest in coffee, Redbull, or a solid Army general to wake your brain up and get you to align two sentences together without a brain shock…

Yup, it just all got very REAL….and I’m late again…

 

Love Always,

Miss Awa.

1 comment for “Lunchbox: Check, School Form: Check…Mommy, this just got real!

  1. Amina
    September 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Beaucoup de courage!!! Go mummy go!!

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