Tomorrow is our first day of school.
I just want to let all of you know something.
Because I think there are some of you who could use a reminder right now.
As I have scrolled through Facebook the last ten days or so, I’ve seen some pretty incredible distance learning setups shared by friends.
There are completely remodeled home study areas.
There are sectioned off study carrels that are super cute and super organized.
There are A LOT of really nicely printed out schedules. Some are even color coded.
There is shit ton of preparation going on in some homes right now.
My home is not one of those homes.
In fact, my high schooler emptied all the stuff out of his backpack — the stuff that came home five and a half months ago on his last day of school in the middle of March — um… about an hour ago.
I just printed out the kids schedules about 10 minutes ago.
We are in the process of trying to discover where all our masks went.
I gave Number 5 her school supply list at 7:30 pm tonight and she did an in-the-house scavenger hunt and found most of the supplies she needs in various rooms of the house.
I haven’t purchased any school supplies because there are so many left over — unused — from last year and I am waiting to see what the kids are actually going to need.
I’m sitting in my little office with kids crammed into it asking me 5,000,000 questions.
But everyone has what they need to start the first day.
I just helped Number 3 get the powerschool app on his phone, so at least he has his schedule in a place that is easily accessible and not on a piece of paper he’s gonna lose five minutes after he gets to school.
We know where our water bottles are and the kids are making their lunches right now — that’s a pretty big victory.
Nobody is crying.
That’s a REALLY big victory.
We aren’t picture perfect or magazine ready here.
I probably messed something(s) up.
But we have our acts together enough to make it through Day 1.
I wish I had a really awesome picture to share demonstrating how on top of things I am.
But in reality here at my house, a more accurate picture looks something like this:
Good luck to all teachers and students and parents as we all figure this shit out!