Wow, it is October 1st! We have officially made it through the crazy, hectic period know as "Back to School". When my girls were small I always held on to the notion that once they were in school I could breathe again. Life would calm down some. Last week it occurred to me that that is actually not the case. I find I am often holding my breath, I may not be running out of breathe chasing after 2 toddlers, but I am most certainly holding my breath and needing to remind myself to just breathe. I am thankful for the moments of the day when I am completely alone. Yes, ALONE!! I can accomplish things with no interuptions, bathe without little hands coming in to splash me or ask for a snack. But oh my do you pay at the end of the day. Who would have thought that two second grades would need to spend so much time doing homework? I need to be the snack chef, cheerleader and tutor. Is it wrong to give your kids coffee after school to get them over the hump? I think I did less paperwork as an Admin Assistant. Everyday there is something to remember, wear a certain color, bring something for show and tell, pack a special snack, bring back forms, you get the idea.
It is a whirlwind indeed but I am thankful for those moments of quiet and stillness in between.