- making school lunches: I have two boxes to prepare every day from monday to friday. I suppose it will be the same with other parents who have more than one kids. I tried as best as I can to do the variety for their lunches. And while rummaging in the fridge to look for suitable spreads I have to remember not to put something with nuts or nutella, that means no peanut butter and nutella sandwich! Sometimes it sucks being healthy, hey? And I also told myself that it’s OK to order lunch from the canteen, the kids love it, and I don’t always have to be a perfect good healthy home-made mother all the time!
- getting to school: The boys love school, they love spending the day with their friends for sure, but to get them to school? It’s another story. There is always something on telly that they have to watch before they have to brush their teeth, some picture they have to color before they can eat their brekkie, some game they have to finish before they get in the car and some story they have to tell before get out of the car… So, really, getting up by 7 in the morning sometimes it feels still not enough time, do I have to start at 5am??
- washing uniform: Now that they are wearing uniform also make my visit to the laundry more frequently. Yes, the good thing that I don’t have to worry what they have to wear, which clothes shouldn’t wear for school as it will ruined and stained, etc. The bad thing….is I am going to lock myself in the laundry room more than I have to be. Having twins is always double the cost, so to save money a bit I bought both of them two pairs each of uniforms that I think it should be enough. Just one day at school yesterday, Nathan came home with dirt and stained on his top uniform….arrgghhh….can you do your own laundry, my dear son?
- supervising homework: Last year in pre-primary they hadn’t have lots of homework. Still some alphabet or numbers to write down at home or preparing for their news lesson, that’s all that I can remember as far as homework goes. Now that they are in year 1, I got a note from the teacher that starting week 2 they will be starting to send some homeworks. I would like to think that I am a patient , tolerant and understanding mother when it comes to supervise homework. But I think I would leave it to my husband as he has more patient to deal with the Boys that I am.
So I guess those are my highlights of going back to school this year. How about you? Is there any advice/suggestion to minimise all of those…feel free to write to me 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m going to have my coffee and chocolate donut in my peace, tidy, and quiet home! I know it’s not healthy to have donut, that’s why I’m having it when the Boys are at school….see how good to have them back to school again 🙂