Well, it’s that time again.
The weather is getting
cooler just kidding. I live in Florida, and it is somehow getting hotter, but I digress.
It’s time for school!
This year we had probably one of the most lowkey summer’s we’ve had in a loooong time and if I’m being honest, it was absolutely amazing. No plans, no traveling, no nothing, but whatever we felt like doing and it was glorious. No camps, no traffic, nothing. We read lots of books, played games, went to the pool, ate ice cream for breakfast and did all the things that we don’t do or put off during the school year. We slept in… WE SLEPT IN!
Guys, the sleeping in thing was huge. The Tiniest Foodie who was 4 up until July had a really interesting habit of waking up at 5 AM EVERY morning, no matter the day. She turned five and like magic, she started to sleep in. It’s incredible and well long overdue for this mama, and also quite bittersweet. My baby is slowly but surely becoming no longer my baby.
She is a Kindergartener! The Artist, a Freshman, The Athlete, a Middle Schooler until we PCS, and The Foodie Critic, a First-Grader.
One thing that I try to do during the school week is to have easy access for the kids to make their own lunches. It saves me a bit of time to do other things and also gives them the opportunity to be responsible and make their own choices based on their tastes.
I try to make sure that the kids have access to all they need to make a healthy meal.
Fruits are a must or the natives will get restless if this fruit bowl dare be empty. LOL
And last but certainly not least, one must have a treat or two in the house. They also have items in the fridge, but we’re not on that level yet for me to show you that crapshow… Not yet, maybe at the new duty station, but certainly not here in Florida. LOL
So yeah, the kids do lunches and I do my makeup. Ha! Not. I get to make breakfast and spend time chatting about the upcoming day with them, which I love doing. It gives us a peaceful, yet productive start to our day.
You guys, it has been bittersweet having all of the kids out of the house. I miss them during the day. The chaos, the laughter, the conversations they have about everything and nothing at all.
I always thought I would relish this season for the sheer reason that I can do whatever I want for 6 incredible hours a day… And don’t get wrong, some days I do, but most days I miss them.
Do you ever feel that when your kids are at school? Do you miss them or do you deliciously delight in your peace?
Share your thoughts with me.
Until Next Taste,
Foodie Finds Home