Recently someone asked me, "Are you ready for school?" I replied, "Define ready."
Am I ready for the bus to come and take all four of my kids to school, leaving me in a calm, silent, empty home from which to work, menu plan, and generally not have my brains scrambled by a million requests to see friends, eat snacks, and watch shows?
Yes, yes I am.
Are they ready for school?
They have stocked backpacks and new shoes. New clothes? We're working on it.
But here's the rub, I always forget something. I don't think this would change if I had one kid or the four I do have. It's impossible to manage the back-to-school requirements without forgetting something, because someone is always adding something.
Got the school checklist? Great. BUT ADD SOMETHING because your kid's teacher wants each child to bring in a dozen purple rubber bands on the first day.
Got the gym shoes that will sit in the locker for a year? Great. Now buy NEW BALLET SHOES because the dance classes that start at the same time as the school year require white, not pink.
Whatever you got, no matter how perpared you are, someone's going to add to the list or you'll find that you were working off the wrong list all along.
You're in good company. While your sprout heads off to the first day of school lunch with no money in his lunch account, his friend will show up without updated immunization forms. It's all good, parents, we are screwing up together.
Remember that when you wake up at 3:14 am on the first day of school in a flop sweat because you just remembered you forgot to buy your little scholars 3 packs of wide-ruled loose-leaf.
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