Thursday, September 20, 2007

Welcome to my blog!

Ok, been checking out everyone's blogs and decided to try my own! So here it is in the primitive state.

September has been one crazy month! Miss K started Kindergarten on September 5th. I had a mental breakdown the night before. Sobbed uncontrollably for almost 30 minutes. All while H was sleeping on the couch. Even the dog slept through it. Usually Mr. O is there to lend a paw and comfort me. They must have all thought I flipped my lid. Maybe O was prentending to sleep because of that! :)

So we wake up the morning of the 5th, get her ready, eat breakfast, take pictures, and head to myMom's. (Since my hours are before and after she gets on and off the bus, she is bussed to and from my parents house.) Get to my parents, take more pictures and head to the bus stop. Miss K is laughing and playing and asking, where is the bus? Bus comes down the road, just as Miss K is getting on the bus, my sister-in-law(SIL) pulls up in the nick of time to wave and smile! Miss K smiles and waves, more pictures and the bus is off. A few tears are shed by me and my SIL and I jump in our (new!) car and head to the school.

SIL and I hide behind a tree so Miss K doesn't see us. She's the 6th or 7th bus down. They let the first five off, they pull away and Miss K's bus pulls right in front of us! I hide behind this quite large father, asking him not to mind me, and SIL ducks down. PHEW she didn't see us. WRONG!!! All of a sudden, she looks over, smile BIG, and waves at us. She listens and stays in line and into the school she goes. :( But she had a great first day.

Adjusting to full day Kindergarten has been so easy for her or me. She's exhausted. She's missing seeing so much of Nana and Pop-Pop. (Now its only an hour in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon with them.) She's missing me during the day. She's making friends. She's learning. SHE'S CRANKY AT NIGHT!

Our weekday life has totally changed. No more hanging out with our BFF's Mrs. D and Miss J, not until Friday nights or the weekend! Bed time routine starts at 7:30 now. Poor H barely sees Miss K since he doesn't get home until 6:30 from work.

I worry about her all day. I haven't worried this much since I first went back to work when she was 10 weeks old. Of course I *always* think of her during the day but I didn't "worry" unless she was sick. Now I look at the clock and think, she's at lunch, she's at gym, she's on the bus going home. Is she ok? Did someone play with her on the playground? Did someone eat lunch with her?

I thought the age of 3 was rough. This is nothing compared to it. Have to keep it positive but be forceful that this is what she has to do. When inside I want to lock her in her room and put her back in her crib! Can't do that though, so we continue to keep adjusting! Hopefully by June she'll be adjusted. LOL


PiesBonitos said...

Ahhhhh, I can't even imagine what I'll be like. I know for sure it won't be pretty!

You're doing good, Momma!


Traci said...

**** Hugs **** I know it's been a quite eventful month ~ Sorry the Kinder adjustment has been so "rough" ... but like you said ... the adjustment will continue.

I think of you guys often. Sorry I've been so MIA. Life is just nuts.

Love you muchly.

Juda said...

It will get better................ I know the transition is so rough. As you know, I have'nt experienced it yet with my little ones so I can't even begin to imagine. Hang in there sweetie and just take it one day at a time. Miss K is such a beautiful, smart little girl and and things will be just fine.

Bridget said...

Hey girl! Just wanted to let you know that your not alone and that I understand. Hang in there! You're doing great!!!

JamieK said...

Just wanted to send some words of encouragement. You're doing great.

Ham and Beans said...

SUZ!!!! yeah I'm so happy you are blogging. Its so fun to read about the things you do. I miss you tons. Wish I had more time to talk. Life is so stressful here. I REALLY want to come visit this year. I'm so working on it ;)