I made it a commitment last year to be as involved in my kid’s school as I possibly could. I always figured that if my kids saw how important school was to us, they too, would follow in our footsteps.
In the last few weeks this is proving to be more difficult than I originally expected. Yes, I find myself freaking out when I hear the words “mommy, I have some important papers in my backpack for you”. (I have to resist the urge of sprinting in the other direction screaming NOOOOooo!). I know inside that inside that backpack there are going to be at least a half dozen papers waiting to fly out on to my face to let me know about all of the upcoming school activities. I know that for a fact we have been to at least 4 different afterschool activities this fall alone. Today, I got few more reminders for 3 more activities coming up in the next few weeks. Do all schools have this much going on? I tell ya, I am exhausted.
At this point, I am starting to dread the days when Jax has to go to school at the same time Issy does. By then I hope that I am a pro at juggling all of our family activities. For now, I am fighting the urge of becoming one of those women. Those moms, with the dizzying calendars marked meticulously with a different colored maker that outlines the activity of each member of the family? Right now I am almost daring enough to say that I refuse to ever be THAT busy. I am being too naive?
For Pete’s sake, Issy is only in kindergarten, and I am feeling so overwhelmed trying to remember who is going where and when etc. Oh no, I really don’t want the centralized calendar. What else can you do to stay sane?
There must be another way. I will find it.