Coming and Going

September 29, 2010

Doors are slamming. Clocks are ticking. Headaches are happening. Schedules are filling up and I am desperately seeking a daily rhythme that doesn't leave me feeling so scattered and stretched in opposing directions.

This sign was posted on a side entrance to Blenheim Palace (it's one of the places we visited in England this summer. I keep meaning to post more details about that trip...just one of many things on my very long to-do list. ) 

Is anyone else adjusting to the start of school, soccer, ballet, PTO, Italian classes, and less hours of daylight?
likeschocolate said...

I too have been having a hard time adjusting to this new school year. With three in three different schools it hasn't been easy. Then add in all their activities. Seriously, I do not know how mothers go to work because there just isn't enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Just wait to you have one in Middle School. It seems to get only worse.

Tisra said...

I'm not homeschooling this year, but I'd have to say that life is MORE frantic and crazy than when I was. Yes, there are the peaceful hours when everyone but Dorothy is in school. But, between driving kids to 2 schools, picking up from 2 schools, and doing homework and filling out papers (field trip checks, permission slips, signing progress reports etc.) for 3 kids- whew! We opted out of sports this go 'round, but STILL! I just have to rest in trusting that the direction God gave us for the year is exactly where we're supposed to be. Not because it's easer, but because it's right for now.

I'm *kind of* getting a rhythm, but it's by no means perfect. Glad I'm not the only one, at least!

affectioknit said...

The fewer daylight hours are definitely difficult - we've been walking the dog by flashlight...

House Mother said...

I keep telling myself it's just 'back to school season' when every one wants to do every thing. Every thing feels new and exciting. It's good energy but definitely hard to keep up with...

I have one in 10th, 2nd, and preschool classes. They each have activities and field trips and so on.

katy said...

Yes, yes, a million times YES! Longing for routine, rhythm . . . something! I try really hard to remind myself that we've only been in school for 2.5 weeks, transitions take time (at least they do for us!!) The oldest seems settled as of today, our first peaceful morning and afternoon. The youngest is going through the realization that she's going to school everyday and that I'm not going with her. She has cried the past 2 days when I've left her. Its a sad, quiet cry. It breaks my heart. I'm having a hard time letting her go as well.

I'm routing for you! I feel your frustration and impatience with transition. I'm right there too. We'll get there. . .right?

Dana said...

It is killing me like never before .Searching for balance.

Anonymous said...

Having the same trouble here. Don't remember it being so bad last year. Maybe my memory is going. We're not doing basketball this year (I hope) but still, scouts, ballet, karate, home school, Sawyer in public school, etc etc etc.

It is getting me down. I feel like I"m falling more and more behind.

Jan

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Sorry to hear I am not the only one seeking balance right now, but glad to know I am not alone. Hoping we all get into a good rhythm soon.

Cami said...

Yes. Still adjusting. I keep thinking things will slow down, but they never do . . .

The Solley Five said...

I'm at the opposite end of this spectrum- no school, no friends, no phone calls, no internet, no car, no errands, no meetings or appointments. It was only fun for two days. Now I'm desperate for tasks or something to DO!!

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