Friday, September 14, 2012

back to school

All of a sudden it is the middle of September. How did that happen?
Life at home has been INSANE.
In the weeks before school starts I am so busy at work I literally don't stop even to go to the bathroom. We have lists upon lists upon lists of things to check and recheck and complete before the students move in.
Then college starts, the kids arrive and our kids all go back to school in the same few days.
I WISH I could say once the first week in September passes that life settles into a routine, but things seem ever crazier than ever. Of course I get calls from work around the clock to deal with issues, but HOPEFULLY that will settle down in a month or so.
The foster kids have had home visits every week and that creates a world of chaos at home (remind me to blog about that later), CJ needs to be picked up from school every day at noon, school lunches, homework,  a new bus driver, doctors appointments, specialist appointments, eye exams, immunizations.... the running never ends and there seems to be no end in sight.
CJ has felt particularly displaced since the two little ones arrived and he is needing extra mommy attention each day.
Max has been having nightmares which wake him up SCREAMING which begins a chain reaction of kids waking and crying and needing to be put back to bed. This all translates into no sleep for the spousal unit and I. It's all a wicked spiral.
I am HOPING that this next week we will settle into somewhat of a better routine and thing will calm down in our crazy lives.
Anyway - here are some photos of the beginning of the school year for the boys.

 Maxies first day of grade one.

 Max and mom
Max getting the bus the second day of school.

 CJ's first day of stepping forward

CJ's first day on the bus. He has been waiting TWO YEARS to ride the bus and he was so thrilled he could not stand himself. I didn't even manage to get a photo of him because he was away like a shot and on the bus without even looking back!

This was the only photo I got of the bus the first day Max and CJ rode together!

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! They are getting sol old!