Our morning routine on that first day back to school after winter break went flawlessly. My kids were up, fed, dressed, and packed for school 20 minutes before the bus’s arrival.
We even added in the coats, hats, and gloves for the first time this winter and my kids still walked out the door early that Monday morning. Someone pin a medal on us or something!
Only one word describes that afternoon: STRESS.
Before Christmas break, we had those Monday afternoons down to an exact science: Forty minutes between the time we get home from school and the time we need to walk out the door to ballet.
In those 40 minutes, my kids changed out of school clothes and into dance attire.
I emptied the backpacks and lunchbags. By the time we left for dance, I had their school folders cleared out; reading logs, behavior…
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