I’m so glad they went back to school this week.
Whew. Glad that’s off my chest.
After 2 weeks and 2 days off of school, it’s safe to say that we are all thankful for a little break from each other. Those of you that aren’t glad your kids are going back? Please explain. Yes, I miss the silly things. I miss the sweet random hugs and “I love you’s!” but we are all better for those couple hours everyday that we get to go our separate ways.
Before the break ended, we did come up with a plan for our dining room turned art and play room. This was after daily battles to clean and tidy it up. After a not-so-quick trip to IKEA and forking over some family Christmas money, and staying up way too late to put it all together and then purge the excess? It was ready.
The next morning, they found their room all cleaned up, organized and a cute little table. Yeah, they were pretty darn excited.
So excited that a certain 4 year old went and put on her dance clothes and started dancing on the table less than an hour later? (Yes, I took a picture. This was after I got her off of the white cabinet in the corner and then her sister ratted her out for being on the table, so I came camera in hand!)
But darn, she’s cute! (But, I’m still thankful for her 4 hours at school in the morning most days).
And this week, even after having issues with chocolate milk at school, well, I changed my opinion. They were back to school, I was happy, so they got a little treat in their lunches. Yep, chocolate milk. I know, I know. I said I wasn’t a fan of it. But, then (just like her mom) #1 stopped liking milk, so a little chocolate milk treat every once and a while and getting some calcium, okay. We can deal with it. (We have a lot of discussions of “woah, slow and go” foods, so we are learning about healthy eating and lifestyles!)
I think there’s a day for everything now. National Milk Day is January 11th. Now milk can be taken to lunch at school and it’s safe- Grade A milk that doesn’t require refrigeration until it’s opened (no preservatives added). Single-serving milk boxes – similar to juice boxes – can be stored in the pantry for up to six months without refrigeration. We call it Milk Unleashed. This definitely makes my life easier. Especially for N who loves her white milk but can’t normally have it at lunch time at school!
Are you glad your kids went back or are you missing them terribly and wishing you were still on break?
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