We carpool to school in the mornings with our neighbor. He drives one week, I drive the next. It works out pretty well this way. It's nice to have a whole week of not driving and since I work three weekdays, it's not a big deal to drop-off and it ensures I'm to work early too!
When I drive on a Thursday or Friday, I am usually wearing my sleep clothes. I don't necessarily sleep in pajamas, just old comfy shorts and old tshirts (I think I have some that are 10 years old.) The little girls are typically still in their pajamas too. We come home and laze around a bit since we are all tired from the week.
Miss Rose is aware of this, but it doesn't bother her yet.
However, this morning I was reconsidering my laziness. We walked into the house after drop off and Gracie immediately noticed that Miss Rose's lunch was on the couch. I KNOW it was IN her backpack this morning, because I saw it there. For some reason she took it out though, and never put it back. I considered taking it to her later, but she'd have snack-time in just a few hours, so might as well get it done with.
So back in the car we went. When I was just a few minutes from the school Miss Rose called, so I was glad I was on my way to bring her lunch. As I was getting out of the car in the parking lot, I realized "hey, I'm in my sleep clothes and the girls are in their jammies. Maybe I should have gotten dressed this morning." My shorts of choice were these super big, baggy shorts that I've been wearing since my pregnancy with Miss Rose. Thankfully I had on a hoodie, which covered up the faded college tshirt.
Oh well. There was no going back now. Gracie was rocking the Ariel jammies and Lily was in candy cane pants and a t-shirt. School had started, so the campus was pretty empty. When Miss Rose came to the classroom door to get her lunch bag, she didn't mind one bit that we were in jammies. She even gave me a kiss to thank me for bringing her lunch. SO worth it!
Maybe getting dressed isn't that big of a deal after all.
You know how my days off are Thursday-Friday-Saturday? I've had sick kids or kids home from school EVERY THURSDAY for a month. That's since school started. Not even once have I been able to stick to whatever plans I had. I don't even know why I try!
Lily's monthly fever is making its appearance today. Pretty much 30 days to the day since the last one. I'm so done with this. If a tonsillectomy helps some kids, please just do it for my kid to see if it helps. Because this is the pits.
I had a wonderful double jogger run at the bay planned, with play afterwards. But that's not happening.
Still, I'm going to embrace this day. Embrace that I'm home and don't have to take a sick day. I'm going to take this day as a reminder to pray for the moms and families in my life who have various challenges of their own. My problems could be worse. But things could certainly be a bit easier too.
I'm super excited that I've been approved to write for Today's Mama! I don't know if I'll be published on the San Diego site only, or the national one too. Maybe in the downtime today, I'll write my first blog to submit.
And I'm even more excited that my running and marathon training is going to be featured on maybe one of my favorite websites of all time.
Yes, in the midst of walking through school campuses in my sleep clothes and sick children, there are good things happening, positive things to focus on.
I just may need a few reminders of that today.