School starts when? Juggling our schedules.
Now that I've had a bit for it to sink in that I have a job and WILL be teaching this school year, it's time to figure out who will be going where and when. I start work this Monday (only two days from now). I will have in-service meetings all week and will be busy setting up my classroom. School will start (for my school) on August 1st.
My girls, however, don't start school until August 10th. That's not a problem; we have a plan for their care. It will just be DIFFERENT to have us going in opposite directions. Last year the girls just came with me and went to the childcare program. This year I will not be working in the school they are attending. For the first time ever I will be working and trusting that they are safely in class where they belong. I know hundreds of thousands of moms do it every day. It will just take some getting used to.
Daniel will be getting home before me during the week again. That means he'll pick up the cooking and whatever cleaning I don't get to in the mornings. We liked that routine last year. It gave him something to do before we got home, and I didn't have to cook. Any excuse to not cook is a good one for me!
So, the next few weeks are going to be crazy. But, we will fall into a routine like we always do. Daniel and I both do much better with a routine. I'm excited. I'm looking forward to life becoming almost boring again. I can handle that for awhile!