Yo peeps! I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately, hardly posting at all. Work was to blame, but now my summer class is OVAH! Actually it was over last weekend, but we spent the week running back-to-school errands. I managed to sneak in some blog reading and twittering here and there, but that was about it.
I don't think I can convey to you the degree of my excitement, or rather GLEE about the Little One going back to school on Monday. This family just functions better with the normal routine where school and work schedules set the rhythm of the week. Neither the hubster nor I are well-suited to the work-at-home thing, and fortunately the Little One has loved school since starting at 18 months in toddler care. This will be the first year in true preschool with a proper curriculum, and we can't wait to watch her grow and blossom as she learns and makes new friends.
I'm a bit of a sap when it comes to back-to-school. I was one of those odd children who LOVED going back to school. I actually enjoyed selecting school supplies, and my favorite day of the year was not the last day of school but the first. I almost never slept the night before, too wound up with excitement, counting the minutes until I could go see my new room, explore my new desk, meet my new teacher. Yeah, looking back, I guess I was quite a little nerdlet about it all.
So I don't have to tell you then how much FUN I had this week taking the Little One out to choose new school things. I was even disappointed to find out that the supply fee covers everything so we had no supply shopping to do, not even for a box of crayons or a pair of safety scissors. (Not that we couldn't buy them for our home stash, but it's not quite the same thing if it's not headed for the backpack, you know.)
This weekend it's all about trying to get this mess of a home in order for the new year. I realize I'm destined to fail, but a mama's gotta have dreams. We did buy a dry-erase board for the fridge so I can stop making (and losing) multiple lists on paper, so we might start slightly more organized. I've mostly scaled the laundry mountain, so it's almost all clean. But will it all get put away before Monday? The kiddo is helping to get all of her toys at least in the various toy receptacles, though my plan to do a major toy purge and organize the remainder is probably never going to come to fruition. As for the mess of papers, files, articles, and books currently jammed into the office closet? I'm guessing I'll be putting off that organizational nightmare for yet another semester. It's almost an end-of-break tradition now, staring into that closet, shaking my head, and closing the door on it for another few months. It's time to settle back into the barely-controlled chaos that is "normal life" at Casa de Kaza. And I can't wait.