I’d first like to say that after a week of awful tear filled drop offs, my son LOVES his new preschool. We chose a Montessori school in the hopes that a child led learning environment would work with his personality and learning style. So far it seems like a great choice. We’ve already noticed a huge change in the way he plays and the way he communicates. Both for the better! We’re happy with our decision, but there has been some serious changes to my day.
Prior to September I had the pleasure of dropping off at 7 or so and getting in to work at about 7:30. I’m a morning person so I never minded the early mornings. I’d take an hour long lunch and be out the door by 4:30. I had at least a half hour to myself at home to decompress and get dinner going before the boys arrived. Other than having to raise the dead toddler each morning to mixed results… it was a pretty dang good routine. In hindsight I never appreciated this schedul nearly enough. So let’s talk about what my schedule looks like now.
7:00 am – Get out of bed and jump in the shower (this is the best part of the whole deal!!)
7:15: Kid wakes up and I plop him onto the couch for some Power Rangers with his breakfast (banana, dry cereal, and a glass of milk generally). I get ready and we’re out the door by 8. Generally it’s a decent morning.
8:30: Drop off at school
9:15 Get into work (keep in mind I am supposed to be there at 9)
12:00: Half hour lunch
5:30 FINALLY off work
6:15 Arrive home, start making dinner immediatly
7:00 Dinner on the table
8:30 Kid goes to bed (only about an hour with him in the evenings now after dinner, wah.)
So, here’s my observation… apparently EVERYTHING takes longer after 8am? I have always been an early into work gal so this just feels so weird. Traffic seems worse, my parking garage is full so I am stuck on one of the top floors, and when I am in after everyone there’s been an unexpected consequence… I am bombarded the SECOND I walk in. No more hour of quiet to get my day going, drink my coffee, and plan my day out. It feels like my days are a blur and I haven’t felt caught up since the new schedule started. I am waiting for the day that I feel like I am used to this… is it coming?