The past two weeks have been totally insane at work. I have a work project that launches in less than two weeks – YIKES! I’ve been wearing my PR gal hat in writing, pitching and placing stories and literally crossing-off the days until this project kicks-off. The last thing I’ve been motivated to do when I’ve gotten home tonight – after seeing the kidlets off to bed – is sit down and write some more for my blog. I’m tired, unmotivated and a week behind in my soap opera….so my dear, kind and supportive husband Tyler — AKA @DadandMarried surprised me with this guest post. He’s a great dad and I know you’ll enjoy his guest post here today!
DISCLAIMER: Not all of the parenting “techniques” described below are necessarily endorsed by The Harried Mom. Yeah, I know she’s my wife and all, but I am just covering my behind here…
As loyal readers of this blog know, recently our oldest child started kindergarten.
For the past two weeks, I’ve totally earned my moniker of “The Harried Mom!” It’s been a busy time on both the home and work fronts. Luckily, the chaos is slated to end (somewhat) later this week.
First and foremost is family stuff, of course! The Hubs and I are starting to prepare our son, and ourselves, to transition from pre-school to kindergarten. We’re very lucky that our school system offers a full-day program, because many other systems in our area do not. Our district initiated their program 28 years ago and it’s still going strong. Our very first step in this journey was to pre-register our son back in January. Yes, I said pre-register. You can read all about that HERE. Then came orientation night a couple of weeks back, held in the gymnasium of our town’s intermediate school. It had definitely been a long time since I’d been in an elementary school gym, but amazingly it all came back to me — parquet floors with enough shellac gooped on top that my non-regulation shoes left scuff marks all the way to our seats! The gym had a stage area for choral concerts, school plays and graduation ceremonies, and it was decorated with both an American and school flag that probably both have been there since the place originally opened. It looked kind of small to me, but of course if you were the size of a kindergartener, the place would look pretty enormous.