It’s Back to School Day, part 2, as I call it….Obviously the real “back to school” occurs in the fall, but heading back after winter break always feels like another “1st Day of School”.
This was the lowest key of all low key winter breaks, ever! But that’s okay. I feel a twinge of guilt at not having somehow seized the moment better and done more fun stuff with the boys. They are growing up so fast….. But the truth is, I had to work, Ivan had to work, it snowed a couple times, and there is a massive covid spike in the area. So, we just let this one ride.
The week flew by, anyway. The boys did have a couple sports practices early on, and then I blinked and it was New Year’s Eve (which WAS fun, so there’s that). The night we played Charades (Thursday, I think?) I made salmon and we had a candlelight dinner. I wanted to have a cozy sit down dinner with the twinkly lights on before they all go away before too long.
We also ended up going to see the new Spiderman movie on New Year’s Day (LOVED IT!) as a family, too. (After months with no movies in the theater, we saw two in two days!!)
And now, back to the grind. The boys were groaning about going back to school last night. I think they were pretty darn happy doing a lot of nothing all week. I think I mostly enjoyed the “slow mornings”. Not having to get them up, ready, and out the door meant that my mornings could be basically whatever I wanted them to be. I “slept in” a bit more than usual, took my time….it was a nice break.
A New Year’s Resolution tip:
I saw this quote somewhere online this weekend, and I thought it was share-worthy, especially as everyone is starting their new week with their “new goals”:
Before you set new resolutions, pause and reflect on what led you to give up the last time. That’s where your work is.
Smart! I mean, I’ll bet money that most people’s resolutions are just some kind of recycled version of a previous year, in some way or another. At least I know I tend to circle back to the same areas I want to improve, over and over. (Exercise more, eat healthier, drink more water, etc etc.)
Thinking specifically about what the road blocks were in the past is probably the best way to actually do something different this time. 🙂
Gratitude Challenge Day 3:
List 3 simple things you are grateful for:
- Quiet morning time
- The sound of birds chirping outside
- Snuggling/hugs with the boys at bedtime