Happy fall everyone! Rejoice parents if you have school age children! For those who don’t, trust me that time will come soon enough. You are always told time flies and you won’t know what will hit you when the kids start school. There’s a ton of truth to that, but its so trite and maddening. I remember being so mad when people would tell me to enjoy those moments. Did they not remember how hard it is to be at home with a baby by yourself for hours on end? I remember being so infuriated when those comments were made to me.
For us, little man started pre-school, and I’m having a hard time adjusting to life as a stay at home mom who has a child in school. I feel a little lost, and a little confused about this new chapter. I know I can’t be alone. I’m thrilled with his school and teachers but for me it’s a new routine of chores and responsibilities have changed. I’m excited to help out in the classroom, but at the same time don’t want to overstep my bounds. I want my child (just like all of you) to establish himself and get his own handle on school without me. It’s a balance. I find myself wondering if anyone has any tips for this momma?
What do you do for the school (if anything?) to assist in or out of the classroom? I’m looking in ways too support the teachers, but don’t want to overstep on their toes (or my son’s development). I also have mandatory volunteer hours for the year, but just don’t quite understand how I’m going to meet those hours.
Any words of wisdom? Maybe coffee dates to get each other through this? Let me know, and feel free to reach out over email or Facebook messenger. Maybe we can get a group of people and help support each other during the transitions? I”d love to hear from you. My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can comment below, or send me a message. Either way, I’d love to hear from you.