So Monday was our first real day back at school. (We have a lot of orientation and visitey things before actually getting down to it.) I was surprised at how well everyone functioned, myself included.
Day two - different story.
First off, the Ball & Chain got up at 6am for an 8am meeting 40 miles away. For me, that hour is crucial to everyone's health and happiness, but I managed to go back to sleep for an hour.
7am - actually avoided physical contact with the Snooze button seeing as I was now the only responsible adult in the house.
Pulled on workout clothes (Oh, yes.) Brushed teeth. Avoided mirror.
Woke up Little Guy who had had difficulty getting to sleep due to motion sickness caused by over-use of new spining thing on school playgroud. (Note to teacher - he needs a day away from it.)
7.10am - Downstairs, via teens' rooms to make sure they're up. Grunts from both "Roger that".
Let dog out. Let dog in. Let dog out.
Put out dog's food.
7.15am - Realized owl hooting was dog trying to get back in. Kids fought over who should let her in. I shouted. Breakfast was thereafter eaten in silence.
7.20am - Made up packed lunches. Included delicious home-made apple/pear concotion mixed with vanilla yogurt. Sure to impress new teachers.
7.30am - Berated teen who put breakfast dish in d/w amongst clean stuff. Cloud of dust as said teen vanished in case asked to empty d/w.
7.40am - Queenager left for school. A full half hour early, but she has an exam and wants a good seat. (?)
7.45am - Little Guy brushed teeth and debated the merits and demerits of wearing same socks as yesterday because it was "too far" to his bedroom. Couldn't be bothered to argue.
7.50am - Berated same teen for not taking dog round the block. Expressed little sympathy in the medical condition of "extreme fatigue" (brought on by farting around instead of going to bed).
8.00am - Tempted to ignore phone call from Queenager "about violin" left on chair. Was assured that this won't happen for the rest of the school year. Even the Little Guy said "Oh yeah - can't wait to see that."
8.03am - Scrambled for shoes, backpack, lunch, jacket, sunglasses, phone, keys, violin, tissues (allergy season), hairbrush,. ("I don't care if Justin Bieber's hair is in his face, I'm brushing yours".)
8.05am - Left for school. Uneventful.
8.20am - Returned home. Ignored dishes on counter top. Let dog out again.
Blogged till 9am. (Tweetdeck doesn't help in getting things accomplished I have to say.)
9am-10am - Despite previous post, took dog out for an hour, trying to train her to "Heel". She's fine until she sees a squirrel so I need to find another route which avoids all trees. Pah!
And so it goes on......