The New Normal and a Chaotic Week

This week is an absolutely bonkers week for us. Like…whoa. It’s the week where we have no doubt at all that summer is over and fall schedules are ready to slap us hard in the face. Not in a bad way, more of a wake-up call kind of way.

Yesterday, my big, little boy went to Kindergarten for the first time. I guess I should call this his first day of Kindergarten. I fully expect him to graduate Kinder on the first try…

Anyway, I drove him to preschool last year and though I missed him, I didn’t feel overly emotional about him going. This year, he’s on the school bus and something about that kinda snuck up on my momness and I wasn’t at all prepared to let him go. He walked on the school bus like a champ and he was gone before I knew it. I felt a bit weepy but overall, not bad. Hubby took the day off and we biked over to his school with the other two kids, telling ourselves that it was just to make sure if he was a bit unsettled about riding the bus, he’d be fine when he saw us at school. It was more likely so that I would feel better knowing he got to school ok on his first day. He did and he was happy and playing with the other kids outside on the structure waiting for school to start. And then he and his little Blue backpack were inside the school and I sobbed like a baby shed a few tears in realizing my little boy was a step further into the world without me.

Thankfully, he had a good day at school and was excited to go back today. So far, we haven’t missed the bus and I haven’t forgotten his backpack or snack (I’m patting myself on the back about this now because who knows what the rest of this week will hold…).

In addition to the chaos of Kindergarten, hubby will be starting a night class this week and I have two big exams to (hopefully) get my personal training certification at the end of the week. My stress level is a bit high trying to remember a million different things so you’ll understand if things are quiet here this week. Next week, I’ll be able to breathe a bit easier again. Or at least I’m telling myself this…

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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