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!