Panic Sets In...
Okay, maybe I'm being a tab bit melodramatic but I feel a bit panicky about setting up my classes. My parents are coming down this weekend to watch the kids and Carmi and I are going up to Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario for a long weekend.
I'm so excited about the trip. The last time Carmi and I went away without the children was in 2004 for 1 night. My parents are sacrificing coming for Dahlia's birthday and party to watch the kids for us. And I really mean sacrificing. Since we moved to London my parents always try to be here for the kids birthdays and parties. I think in the last 9 years they've missed twice. They're great, don't you think! We're going to have a birthday celebration on Tuesday. We're going to Build-A-Bear, out for dinner and then home for birthday cake. The girl will end up having 3 birthday celebrations, plus a birthday cookie and book at school. Not Bad!!
So as you've read previously, I'm trying to clean up the house to prepare for going back to work. I did Dahlia and Noah's rooms yesterday. 5 bags of toys to donate and what seems like a million bags of garbage later, the two rooms are done. I am done too. I could barely move this morning. I'm going to do a big clean up for the rest of the house later and just make it neat and tidy. My goal for this year is to get a cleaning lady or company to come in at least every other week to tackle the big stuff. That way at least I'll know for 2 days a month the house will be clean!
So today and tomorrow, I need to finish cleaning up the entire house, and I'm putting pressure on myself to go and start setting up my classrooms. The 2 younger kids are in a half-day summer camp at the little gym and I'm trying to convince Zach to come with me to school. I'm going to try and get my bulletin boards done so I won't have to do them next week.
Normally I wouldn't be in this much of a panic, (Okay, I lie...I'm usually in a panic about this time regardless!) but we get back Monday night from Deerhurst and my parents and I will hangout together on Tuesday and then on Wednesday I start with meetings and set up. I know it will all get done and I'm really itching to get back to work!
When people ask me if I'm sad that my vacation is almost over, they seem surprised when I say no. I like to work. I love teaching and I desperately miss routine for myself and for the kids. Do you think I'm nuts because I am ready to go back to work?
Have a happy Wednesday!