So how'd you do with the whole back to school thing? Better than we did at our house, I hope. Here's my last tip for you guys for back to school week.
Day 5 Tip: Today, just take some time and plan something special for making it through the first week without any major meltdowns, injuries, or crises. It doesn't have to be earth-shattering, just a little out of the ordinary. You can even take requests; the kids'll probably be too tired after their jam-packed week to ask for anything crazy like skydiving or cross-country skiing, and maybe you'll just end up renting a movie and making popcorn or something. After Stenni and I finished grocery shopping for the week ahead (with plenty of easy meal items, like oatmeal bars and yogurt cups, thrown into the cart for good measure), we came home and I did Stenni's nails, neon pink with green polka dots. Whatevs, she's 3. Later after nap time, we are going to take the dog for a walk and come home and bake for a little bit. She told me she wants tortellini for dinner, so tortellini it is. A special day for a special girl who made it through a special week.
Next week Stenni goes to school all 3 days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so that we can go on the special field trip to the apple orchard with her class), instead of just 2, and one of the days I have to go with her...maybe I get a special day next week?