The Back-To-School Train
The Back To School train.
Depending upon your perspective on those words, they can make you breathe a sigh of relief or pull your hair out.
I know some fortunate people who don’t work outside the home, that do that “sighing” thing. They are tickled to death to have the house to themselves again, free of chaos and noise.
I’m not one of those people. I work full time, write every other possible moment, do laundry/cooking/cleaning (ok not so much) during those same moments. So back to school time is a nightmare for me. Summer is the one time I DON’T have to worry about homework being done, projects being forgotten/late/researched, after-school practices, meetings, tests, football games (see prev post), little sis gifts, and grades. Back To School is a train that roars loud through the whole first semester.
Not that I should have to worry about all that…my daughter is a junior…but I do. She doesn’t. She doesn’t because she knows that I do. LOL. If it were up to her, life would float by and hand her what she needs when she needs it, and it doesn’t seem to matter how many times that concept slaps her down…she doesn’t change. She wants to…I’ll give her that. She always has good intentions. But that cable that connects intentions to actuality? Yanno…the red cable with the yellow dots…not the black one. Yeah, that one. She’s missing it.
but they stay blank or full of notes (to friends, not classes) or pictures she’s doodled or story ideas she has (she’s a writer too).
What are your thoughts? Are your kids self-sufficient in that respect, or do you have your own trains to manage?