For Halloween I thought they'd enjoy school uniforms.
And going to school.
I sent Bluebird to Kindergarten for three months back in 2009, and hated every minute of it. This time around...lo-o-o-o-ve it! Of course, it's only been a week and we're still honeymooning in regards to it all, but it's been nice. (Also, in 2009 I sent her to school because I was pregnant,* which makes any good day kind of hard for me with all the morning sickness.) I have time for chores, the laundry is caught up, the kids have something to do all day long besides annoying each other and trashing the house, and they really love the extra-curriculars (sports, recorder lessons, violin lessons) at school.
|Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats|
Halloween isn't really a thing here (some people do stuff, but most don't), so on Friday I made them some secret Halloween treats and hid them in the bottom of their lunch bags. When I picked them up from school, they were pretty happy with me and my mad treat-making skills. It's great to have time to do some of those "extra" things with them. I've not sewn Halloween costumes, or gone all-out on holidays, or made special meals for anything all these years because I don't have anything left to give at the end of the day. This decision to send them to school feels healthy. I get to just be a mom now, and it's wonderful.
Saw the idea here.
Life is good.
*(For the record, I am NOT pregnant.)