The New Normal

6 Sep


It all started with the poem below. It wasn’t the first time I was given this poem attached to a little pack of tissues but it would be my last.

First Day of Kindergarten
    ~Author unknown
Everyone has a first day
When they feel sad and all alone
It can be scary
when you are on your own
And I know that a first day
Can be full of doubts and fears
But they are full of new beginnings
Take my hankie, dry your tears
You’ll find lots of things to do
And you’ll probably make new friends
I promise we’ll be together
When the school day ends
Here comes the teacher
Blow your nose and be brave
Come on now and wipe your eyes
This is no way to behave
Well, Good Morning, Teacher
We really do beg your pardon
No, MOMMY doesn’t always act this way
But it’s my first day of Kindergarten!

Gone are the days of preschool and playing with the kids all day. No more afternoon naps and staying in our PJ’s all day because we had no where to go. My kids are all grown up. OK not ALL grown up, but the days of everyone being in school all day are here now.

I’ve been spending the past two weeks trying to find the new normal. The routine of getting them on the bus at a little after eight and then what? Cleaning, office work, relaxing (hey, I’m still recovering here), shopping, my days are so full but so empty at the same time.

I’m adjusting to this new normal and figuring out how to make it through my days and weeks now that I’m on my own. The boys are adjusting to the new normal of being at school all day. I have to say Logan is doing amazingly well with.


How did you adjust when your kids were finally out of the house for full day school?

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