Spring break is over, real life is in full swing.
My husband joyfully bounced out of bed, ready to face the day at work. The kids? Up at 7:00 AM wolfing down their organic oatmeal with almond milk asking "When do we get to do Spelling? That's my favorite...". Mommy fully dressed with a smile on her face ready to tackle the day.
Ha. Haha. Hahahahahahahahahhahahaaaa. Not exactly.
Yesterday was our return to "normal", whatever that is. We had a blissful week of doing NOTHING with Daddy at home (he works with University students, so he gets Spring break off as well...) and all kinds of playing and relaxing and family togetherness. I should have known, I should have expected, been prepared.
I was not.
Did anyone else have to drag their daughter out of bed at 10:00AM, whining and complaining about school before she got the first bite of cheerios in her mouth? I sure did. We got the full day of school done and then they didn't even want to play outside. Even though it was a GORGEOUS day yesterday. Attitudes stared me in the face all day, especially when I looked in the mirror. It made me wonder if taking a week off is worth it.
Funny thing is, this IS normal for us. We are very laid back around here, but for some reason when I imagine a restart I imagine it perfectly scheduled and routine. Does anyone else have this problem?
This morning I read on the Women Living Well blog -
"My children will only be as disciplined with their emotions
as I am with mine."
Wow, agreed. *she creeps away to work on her attitude...*
How was your return to "normal"? Are you back in full swing after Spring break?