Wow. It is really that time of year again…glue sticks, folders, construction paper, and uniforms. Our Summer flew by. We didn’t do much in the way of travel or “crazy fun,” but we did enjoy some time at the pool and a couple of trips to see family. I liked being home, though I do hope some sort of beach get-away will be on our agenda next Summer. This year we had plenty of change and ups and downs (mentally, spiritually, and emotionally) that I think a boring summer break was in order.
I am going to be an assistant to a 3rd grade teacher at the kids school. This is new to me, and I am a little nervous about how it will all work. I am sure it will all come together just fine as the year rolls by. The help with tuition is a positive.
Ruby will be in 2nd grade. Molly will be in 1st grade and little Mack will be in the 4 year old class at their school. Any person who works there can have their younger-than-school-aged kids taken care of on the school days for free….quite a blessing. Mack isn’t sure he wants to do this yet, but I am hoping after a little while he will love it. He told me, “It’s just that I’m gonna miss you.” Isn’t that adorable? He’s been my shopping buddy and cleaning buddy for a year, and we enjoyed our “quiet time” on Tuesdays and Fridays. I’m afraid with our new schedule the grocery shopping might be taking place around 10:00 pm. And I just pray that there is some sort of laundry fairy that plans to visit my house on a regular basis. Ha!
Seriously, my prayer is that I will walk in the Spirit. That is truly the only way that this will work. Otherwise, I will be an overwhelmed, blubbering fool, which would be NOT good. And I know it will be worth a little more on my plate to be able to spend this time with the kids. They are growing up so fast and it seem to be going by even faster. I really do treasure the time I get with them during our week. I wouldn’t have it any other way…except that I get to spend this time with them AND have a personal grocery shopper and cook and a maid and laundry gal. That’s all.
I have some pictures from when my sister and her family visited. Eventually I will get these posted. Eventually. 🙂