It is Mom-Sense Monday – and I still Got It!
I am not going to lie. Kindergarten registration is definitely a thing of my past. At least I thought so! Last week one of the boys had his registration day. Both mom and dad could not get off work and believe it or not, I was the best option as a stand in! Listen, my last kindergarten registration was 22 years ago!!!!
There was one small catch to this plan. I had my usual day of babysitting lined up. That means I have the three “Littles” (My 3 and under granddaughters) and the two “Soldiers” (Grandsons 8 and 9 months old). I drive a small jeep. Not enough seats for this gang. In fact, I rarely put Doc in it! So, I had to borrow Mini-Me’s Suburban. (I used to have that and an Excursion. I miss those vehicles!)
Appointment was at 11:15, so at 10:45 we started cleaning up our toys --- unwillingly --- and getting dressed. That means locating five outfits, three trips to the bathroom, two diaper changes, loading up a diaper bag with accessories and food for the boys, putting the boys in their car seats and hooking those into the vehicle, and getting all three “Littles” in car seats, plus my Best Buddy who is registering!
We arrived at the school (which is only five miles away) at exactly 4:10 and with some major hustle and sweat we walked in the door at 11:15!
When I tell you we drew some attention, I am not kidding. The boys were in the twin stroller and the “Littles” were tagging along with my Best Buddy! We were sent to what used to be the library for an information session where I immediately began feeding the boys. They are not too happy when lunch starts after 11:15.
The young moms in the room asked if I did this every day and I simply sighed and said yes! They asked how I did it and my usual answer is sometimes not well, but we are all here and relatively happy. They asked if I took a nap when the kids did, and I explained that when they nap, I scramble to get things done and take advantage of the quiet! One told me she was exhausted just listening to what I do and was going to go home and nap!
At 12:30, we started the process in reverse and headed home for lunch and the ever precious NAPS! Well if nothing else, I guess I found out that “I Still Got It!”
Have a blessed week!
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