We have gotten back onto a school schedule, sort of... I think our winters have changed and we are getting more snowy/icy weather than we used to. We have been back in school and are back on a schedule with interruptions due to weather that seem to come almost weekly. Add flu season to that and its all up in the air. My 2nd grader missed two days of school last week due to illness and this week the schools are closed for 2 days due to high numbers of absent children due to illness. My house is healthy and enjoying the break. Due to all the days missed in December/January (see previous post) we had lost our winter-break, so these 2 days are unscheduled, but welcome.
I have been busy getting my 5 year old ready to register for Kindergarden. We went to his annual well-check visit yesterday. All immunizations are up to date and no health concerns noted. I have scheduled his Pre-enrollment screening for March 30th and he will officially register in April. Its amazing to me that he is almost in school. I think that the last couple of years have been a blur and am thankful for some down time to enjoy his last few months of being at home. We learned after our oldest child started school that it doesn't take long for peers to start making impressions and for their interests to turn toward their friends and less toward Mom and Dad. I will miss these days.
My husband and I have had weekly discussions around our budget trying to decide if I'm staying at home, working part time or working full time. We were discouraged thinking that I would be returning to work soon. So, its been hard fighting the feelings of disappointment and some feelings of loss. Last night, the boys were going to bed (we were taking our time since we knew there was no school in the morning) and they came to me in the family room to give me hugs. Seeing their smiling faces and outstretched arms made me realize that we are truly a blessed family and that no matter what we'll continue to be. I hugged and tucked them into bed with warm fuzzies. Right now, I'm home and am enjoying it. :)