Jack has been having some “attitude issues” at school over the past couple of weeks. Like announcing to the entire class, “I HATE SCHOOL.”
Which then led to everyone chanting, “I HATE SCHOOL.”
So that’s awesome. The thing is- he LOVES school. He comes home every day raving about his teachers, what books he picked out at the library, what games they played during computer, who he ran around with on the playground, etc. I really think the new(ish) 5-day routine is wearing on him and he’s just plain exhausted. SO. For the past couple of nights we’ve made a very concerted effort to get him in bed right at 8. And I swear, today he was like a different child. So happy, excited to go to school, ate all of his breakfast (usually a daily battle) and came home with a good report.
Basically what I’m saying is that sleep is, apparently, really good for kids. Who knew?? I know y’all are all probably laughing at me right now. All of you good parents that put your kids to bed at 7. It’s just that we’ve been lucky up until this year to have a super flexible schedule, so we didn’t really *have* to have them in bed early… because they could always just sleep in the next day! But NOT ANYMORE. This is REAL school. Ugh, don’t even get me started on poor Isla’s naps… I’m constantly ripping her out of bed to go pick up her brother.
Well that was a lot of rambling. I think I’m just delirious- Brian worked late, Tuesdays are always crazy because we’re rushing to dance class after school, the kids were WILD during bathtime and my house looks like a bomb went off in it. A bomb made of princess dresses, sippy cups and legos. So, so very tired. Who needs the 8:00 bedtime now??
Earlier this week I made another batch of that amazing roasted apple and butternut squash soup. It really is my favorite right now… I could eat that for every meal. As before, I topped it with sour cream and a few Trader Joe’s pumpkin croutons. I need to stock up on those ASAP:
On the side- pickled veggie salad, some TJ’s apple-cinnamon goat cheese and a few Mary’s Gone Crackers.
And I ate it in peace in the dining room, by myself, while the kids ate pizza and watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. So that was nice.
One more true confession before I put myself to bed: I downloaded the new Taylor Swift album today in its entirety. And it is DELIGHTFUL.
Catch y’all tomorrow!