Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here we are

So, I'm here.
Struggling to figure out what to write.
I think about it on a daily basis.

So, here's where we are.

We are busy.
We are adjusting to our new norm.
Two kids in school, one at home.

A fifth grader {whoa!} who has her own very definite idea of how things are supposed to be.
If they are not exactly the way she would like then watch out.
She's growing up, she's trying new things and just throwing me for a loop.

A kindergartner {double whoa} who is so sensitive and yet really Type A.
Girl has to have things done the right way, has to do things the right way the first time and stresses over the unknown and uncertain.

A three {soon to be 4 year old} who is still adjusting to her best friend being in kindergarten.
Who is for really the first time is alone, she's finding her own voice, learning to play by herself and stretch her imagination.

This time has been busy and fun and crazy and loud and frustrating and exhausting and well, life.

I'm enjoying where we are at, I'm enjoying this slice of life, maybe not each and every moment {keeping it real} but trying to.

I'm tired though, this time, while not as physically strenuous is so much more emotionally and mentally taxing.
Yay coffee.

Yesterday I had a glimpse at what having three female teenagers will be like and whoa, I'm kind of scared.
The bickering was bouncing around like a ping pong ball, one would be upset and bicker with another and then someone else would start up and so on and so forth.
We made it through it.

We continue to figure all of this out, figure out how things flow and causes stress.
I'm trying to figure out how to make it all work, I'm thinking of starting a clip chart like they do at the girls' school.
If I start it I'll let y'all know.
I'm sure it will be interesting.