My ass has been kicked this last month… and I have a list…
1. My schedule
So, I know this is only going to get worse — but I have one kid who is literally just tagging along — but my kids activities = my activities.
Right now we have soccer and dance twice a week. It seems so simple when I write it like that.
In reality it takes up 4 out of the 7 days of my week.
That’s a lot of time.
I welcome it though… I like keeping my kids busy. It keeps them out of trouble!
2. Waking up at zero-dark 30.
I’ve been running 4 days a week — which isn’t really isn’t anything new. However, I have to be at work earlier due to my schedule (see #1), and the days I don’t have to be there early, my running buddy needs to be at work early. So, that turns into a lot of early mornings. Most days I’m up by 4:00. Some days I’m up at 3:45. Yikes. I can sense your jealousy. As a bonus I’ve been running 7 miles on Wednesdays, just for fun (not really).
Related: I’ve recently realize that runners are crazy ass people.
So, I am not actually DOING any homework, but my kids are and IT’S EXHAUSTING.
For starters, 4th grade seems to be all about word problems.
Parents of 3rd graders… this your future.
Despite being someone who loves to read, I really wish math problems would get straight to the f*cking point. I don’t want to tell my kid that when I have to do math, I don’t read read a paragraph about it – but I’m tempted. On top of it — there is an insane amount to keep track of… Reading (30 minutes a day), spelling (weekly activity and weekly pretest), vocabulary (daily practice), math (daily), language arts (different from spelling and vocabulary — and worksheets every day), and writing. Not only that, but the 4th grader has to turn in his homework EVERY DAY. You know what my 4th grader frequently forgets to do?? On top of that, this a lot of pressure on the parents to make sure the kid is doing the right thing at the right time, putting it in the right place, and giving it to the correct teacher (did I mention B has two teachers this year?). Oy.
4. Longish Run Wednesdays
I brought this one all on my own, to be honest. I convinced my running buddy to sign up for the Space Coast Marathon (her first!) and on Wednesday were wear pink AND run longer miles (so far it’s been 7 miles).
I look like I’m not wearing any clothes in this picture, but I promise you I am. Maybe.
This is going to make me run really fast half marathons, right?
5. No matter how hard I try, I am a night owl.
Going to sleep early? Just doesn’t work for me! I can be exhausted ALL DAMN DAY — and once 9pm hits, I am wide awake.
What the hell is that all about?
It makes for difficult 4am wake ups and very, very long days.
Every now and then, my body will completely shut down and I will sleep for 10+ hours.
It happened this weekend (I actually slept for 11 hours). It’s safe to say, my ass had been handed to me.
As a bonus, I couldn’t fall asleep the next night until 1am — and the cycle continues.
I hope everyone is tired now.