Tuesday, August 24, 2010

back to school!

Today both little boys started school. Dieter in kindergarten and Rainer in preschool for the first time. Both were so excited! They've been talking about it for days. I, on the other hand, was a bit nervous and reluctant to let them go. This is the time of year that I always struggle with going back to work and not being as available to my little ones as I would like to be. Once I start I am fine, but this last week of vacation always brings up lots of questions for me. (I go back to school/work next week). Fortunately, the little boys were eager to go and had no trouble separating at all. That makes me feel good. And since I'm not back to work quite yet, Ken and I can do drop-off together and I can pick up the kids every day this week earlier than their normal schedule. That will be a nice transition for them, I think.

Since Rainer is starting preschool he had to bring a bunch of bedding for his cot, plus extra clothes and stuff. That is why his bag is so big. I have a similar picture of Dieter with the big bag when he first started daycare. Oh how the years have flown!

I'm home today, filling in my planner and thinking about healthy routines I want to establish for the new school year. One thing I know I want to do is cut back on my internet time. I love the internet and the world of blogs, but what a time suck they can be! So one of my goals is to post a bit less on this blog and hopefully go online less overall and lead more of an "unplugged" life in general. Just a bit less would be good. As with everything, I am striving for balance. So hopefully I'll be posting here 2 or 3 times a week (rather than aiming for daily or several time a week posts).

Happy back to school to you all!

12 comments:

Sara said...

They look adorable! Happy School year to you all.

likeschocolate said...

Have a wonderful school year. They look so proud and happy to be going off to school. I hear you on finding balance. I am seeking this too in my life. Good Luck! I hope the day went well for everyone.

momma rae said...

i am sending my daughter off to her first day of school tomorrow. i can empathize with your mixed feelings!

your boys look so sweet and ready for a great year!

i, too, need to set a goal for myself to spend a bit less time in the blogiverse! i don't wish to give it up or disappear, but need to moderate a bit more. ;)

Bec said...

I know what you mean about too much computer time. I too need to keep the balance so as not to unplug from actual life!

Denise C. said...

Awwww, your boys are so cute! I'd love to hear more about how you balance things around your home, kids, healthy eating. :)

Joy said...

Aww...they look so adorable! Happy schooling to both of them. :) We'll miss seeing you as often, but presence in life is important!

Mikaela said...

I'm a teacher and go through these same personal struggles this time of year. It's always nice to get back to the routine, but I really dislike the time away from my son. The boys look like they are ready. I hope they had a great day. Best wishes for a great school year to all!

Jars of Giggles said...

Mine is going off next monday and I am already feeling the nudge and lump in my throat. I am a full time teacher and I had a terrible time with routines last year. I am also looking for a little balance in that area. I do love checking your blog.

Carrie said...

I'm experiencing Salt and Chocolate blog withdrawal already!

Andrea said...

How exciting! The first day of school is so bitter/sweet. How wonderful they went off happily. Good luck on your first day fo school, too!

Woodspritemama said...

Awesome for you that you are thinking of time management already ;) hugs to you on those little ones branching out! bet they'll have fun stories to share :)

Maiz Connolly said...

Those pictures are so cute! Rainer is looking especially proud. Big boy!

We've got a couple of weeks before school starts, and I've been wondering how much blogging I'll be able to do with all of the driving, lunch packing and accompanying mayhem!