The first week of school is FINISHED! Okay, so it was only four days, and next week is only four days, but every day counts! This year should be interesting. Last year, I had the dream class. I had a couple of slacker kids and one kid I really couldn't connect with, but this year, there are LOTS of behaviors. Not all of them are bad, but I'm not sure how they mesh together. Looks like I'm going to spend the better part of the weekend trying to devise a decent seating chart.
Anyway- school aside, it's been tough to get back in the routine. Monday, Eric was home with the kids for the day, which hasn't happened all summer. I did get home late since it was the first day (6:30ish). That has happened several times for me- that he'd leave early and get home late. When I came home, he looked like he was ready to jump off the nearest bridge. As much as I was not prepared to swoop in and take over right away, at least it's good for him to get it. Parenting is hard. Very rewarding, but hard. I was secretly satisfied that he remembered that it's not all fairytales and cupcakes. I'm the first person to admit that I'm a better mom because I work. I appreciate, love and spend more time with my kids because I work. The rest of the week, Eric was working a ton, to prepare to take the weekend off. I was on duty by myself. Yuck. It's not fun.
All of this has made eating right very hard. I went to NYC last weekend for a bachelorette party, and gained a few lbs (I'm sure also in water weight). By Tuesday, I also had a cold. This doesn't help. I got my act together and went for a run on Wednesday. I had a weird clicking in my foot. I made it to the podiatrist this afternoon and I officially have a bone spur. No high-impact exercise for 7-10 days. NOOOOOOO. I'm taking the anti-inflammatory, so maybe it won't be quite so long. We'll see how we can manage with the weight-loss. Slow going around here! :(
We are headed to Avalon this weekend for the un-official end of summer. Bummer. Where did the summer go? I am excited to spend a nice, four-day weekend with my family- even if it is crazy and chaotic!