Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mommy Unplugged

This time last week, I was relaxing and laughing on the French side of St. Maarten with some of my dearest friends.  The occasion.  My closest friend from B-school was turning 40!  The outcome.  Partying. Relaxation. More Partying. More Relaxation.

It’s important to have some adult time to reconnect with longtime friends.  And it is even MORE important to have some kid-free time with my hubby.  A key part of “the basics” is nurturing the relationship that existed pre-kids.

We had so much fun that I cannot begin to describe it here.  However, we were already planning our next trip on the flight home!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Day of Firsts

So today marked the official end of summer vacation.  It was the first day of school for the kids and the first time that they have been at the same school.  It was also the first time that this sad mama didn’t get to walk them to class.  Not that I didn’t have the opportunity.  I am not traveling for work this week for the sole reason of being fully present for all the ups and downs that go with the beginning of school.  The reason I didn’t walk them to class is because they really wanted to ride the bus and get back into their routine.  A part of me was elated at their independence while another (small) part of me shed tears  and mourned the end of hand holding and goodbye kisses at the classroom door.

The good news is that the school year is off to a great start and promises to be extra challenging for my sixth grader who managed to make it through the past two years with straight A’s.  It will also be challenging for my 3rd grader who is not longer the big man on campus at the K-2 elementary school and now part of the youngest group and the 3 – 6  intermediate school.

Today was also the first time that I did sled pulls in CrossFit. Yes! Sled. Freaking. Pulls.  Physically and psychologically challenging and one of the best workouts ever!  Go me!