I am so proud of Sasha and me too! We survived the first week of school.
Sasha and I have been attached at the hip as you may have read in my last blog post . Waking up every morning at 5:45 has been no easy task for me, let me just tell you! I made sure I was prepared each night before bed. Set two alarms on my phone just in case didn’t go off. Breakfast was made before Sasha was awake simply because this kid takes an hour to eat 4 mini waffles! No lie. We left the house each day a little early so we didn’t get jammed up in any traffic.
Our mornings are short but sweet. When she comes down the stairs with the blankie in one hand and bunny in the other and her eyes are puffy (like mama) and her cheeks are mushy, I want to tackle her and just squeeze the deliciousness out of her. She is quite the yummy little girl in the morning!
Life is way more simple now that she has a uniform to wear two days a week and her school gym uniform for the other three days. Thankfully there are no arguments about clothes. The only drama in the morning is after Sasha is done eating and it’s time to brush her teeth and brush her hair! LORD! The tears, Stomping feet, and my anxiety. Thankfully, I am getting so much better at nipping her drama in the bud!
Making her lunch has been so fun each night. Like every other mama on the planet, we use a Bento Box that fits into her lunch box. The problem is that because it’s a full day, from 8:00-3:00, I have to pack more food. We decided to use the lunch box for food and then the Bento box. Her backpack probably weighs more than her, but that’s okay!
I’ve been using these adorable Sandwich cutters to make her sandwiches more fun to eat! I did notice that I may have ordered the last box so you can find these instead, should you want them. A typical lunch for Sasha is a sandwich or Annie’s Mac + Cheese. Her Sandwiches are either Whole Foods Organic sliced turkey breast and Apple Gate Farms Organic American Cheese or Sunflower Seed Butter and organic jelly, nothing crazy. She is in the picky stage and it drives me nuts! If I have made meatballs or chicken nuggies for her, I will put them in her thermos. For snacks, I always pack sliced apples or dried mango raisins or baby carrots. I fill her bento box with healthy stuff. She is into yogurt, which I don’t like, simply because it’s so not healthy, but if she likes it and she’ll eat, I am okay with it. I make sure she doesn’t overdo it.
How cute is her backpack?? We went with Rose Gold for both the lunchbox and the backpack!
I thought for sure that I would be aching for her around 12:00 in the afternoon, but as you mama’s know, time flies whether we are with them or without! For me, as soon as I drop her off, I am headed to work. On the way, I have about fifteen minutes to listen to an Audible. I just finished Girl Wash your Face, which was so awesome and to be able to finish a book without interruptions, well that is just orgasmic! Every time I would get in my car, or go to Whole Foods, I’d have that audible in my ears! It’s light, funny, inspiring and well, the reason I am back in the swing of things! The next one I am about to start is You are Bad Ass. Supposedly, by the end of the book, I will understand why I am how I am, how to love what I can’t change and how to change what I don’t love. SIGN THIS MAMA UP!
The easiest thing for me was to get her to bed early. We’ve already established a bedtime for Sasha. We’ve pretty much stuck to it. She is in bed sleeping MOST nights by 8:00. Since the first week of school, she has been hitting the wall around 3:30-4:00. I rush to make sure she eats by 5:30-6:00. Sasha is bathed, belly stuffed, a book read and under the covers with Blankie + Bun Bun by 7:15- 7:30. She is exhausted. This tells me that Sacred Heart is doing a great job at keeping these kids busy stimulated and happy!
I want to finish this post by saying that I am so proud of Sasha. I am also proud of both myself and Mario for how we have spent that last almost five years raising her. She walked into her new class with excitement, and she was ready to play, interact and learn!! We have so far, raised an empathetic little soul who lives for her friends and having fun. This picture shows her true self. She is my little sweet girl. More than all the stars, mama loves her!
Hope you survived your first week back! In my next post, I will fill ya in on me- being the class mom!