I have always considered myself a fairly adaptable person. I have moved a few times in my life and changed jobs abruptly and found myself in situations where most people would find the transition quite difficult. Yet, I usually adapted pretty quickly and got comfortable where I was at that point in time. However, a recent transition seems to be kind of rocking my world. And it is confusing me!
My oldest child has started Kindergarten! And seriously, I am all out of sorts. Not really emotionally out of sorts. Just sort of all around out of sorts.
Before school started, I was excited for the inevitable “more free time for me”. And now I have the free time and I am not quite sure what to do with myself. Yes, I still have my three year old with me (who, by the way, is equally all out of sorts). And yes, I still have a giant list of household responsibilities as well as a bunch of blogging obligations that I have recently taken on. Yet, I am finding myself unmotivated and bored for most of the day.
The little one and I have literally been sitting around, kind of tolerating one another and by 10:00 a.m. we are searching for things to entertain us. And today is only the third day of school!
In the beginning (like before school started), I was actually more nervous about 8 hours alone with the little one without the big one to act as the entertainer, the buffer, Mommy’s little helper. But, truth be told, the little one has been just as unmotivated as I have been and has been playing quietly by himself for most of the morning. But this behavior is freaking me out a little bit, too! This is not like him.
Granted, the last three mornings the only tears shed are those of the three year old. Not because he doesn’t want his brother to go to school. But rather because he doesn’t get to ride on the school bus, too!
So, I suppose in two years when the little one starts kindergarten, it will be easy. Perhaps. But probably not. Since apparently I no longer know how to enjoy my “free time” or at least be productive in it.
Top: Kohl’s (Old).
Shorts: Kohl’s (Old).
Sandals: UrbanOG (I bought these at least 10 years ago).
Necklace: Refurbished by me but original necklace is from Cato Fashions.
Bag: Merona Faux Leather Cross Body Bag from Target. The red is no longer available, but it is available in navy.
Readers with school aged children, please tell me this gets better. Or at least less weird. I just wish I even had words to describe this strange transition! Even some simple words to help articulate these emotions would be helpful. I think.
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