Tomorrow is the big day - the first day of school for my students! I have survived the first three days of teacher meetings and took my oldest daughter with me today to help get a few things ready so I can feel on top of things for Day #1.
My husband dropped Middle Sister off at camp for the week while I was at school, and Little Sister is still at my mom's, playing there with her cousins.
Sadly, I have already seen a decline in my reading. Being back at work seriously cuts into my leisure time. Although I do like the structure and routine being back in school brings, and I like my job, the lack of free time is one negative aspect to going back to work.
This Thursday Big Sister turns 12. Amazing to me that she is starting middle school. Today she picked out new shoes and a really nice pair of jeans which have ended up being her birthday present since they are more expensive than jeans I buy for myself. She seems OK with that, but she already has her other present, so hopefully she won't be too disappointed on her birthday when there is nothing to open.
I'm not a big television watcher, but Middle Sister has developed a little bit of royalty madness (coincidence that she is exactly the same age as I was when a royal baby was born and I began my collection?!), and last night we watched Born to Royalty, a documentary about royal children. Of course, it was right up my alley.
I hope I manage to survive this coming week. The adjustment to our school year routine takes a while getting used to. Maybe I'll find a few minutes to read.