Aside from my Netflix meltdown, the new school year got off to a relatively calm, civilised start. Unphased by the early morning wake up call and long school days, my trio have slipped back into their school day routine with ease (and even more surprisingly without complaint!). So far they have been reacquainted with their new class teachers, caught up with old friends and made new ones. Their brains are delicately being coaxed out from their summer hibernation, back to the world of thinking. So far, so good although, in all fairness the first week is a ‘H’ free week (no homework as such; wouldn’t want to upset the happy apple cart).
At pick up, my bambinos have been full of energy; chatting animatedly about their day. This week really could not have gotten off to a better start. As pleased as I am with the seamless settling in, I have been quite surprised just how quickly the school is willing to get back to work, especially when it comes to school sports’ teams.
Day 1 – return to school. Schedule for school team trials issued by the end fo the day (Seriously???).
Day 2 – Swim squad trials for Y6. Football trials for Y4.
Day 3 – Football trials for Y6 boys and girls (separately). Swim trials for Y4. Netball trials for Y6.
Day 4 – Ker-ching…welcome to your new life for the academic year 2016/7……Enjoy (and BTW, organise it!)
Juggling 3 kids’ schedules is becoming increasingly difficult. After swim squad trials DD announced ‘I think I made competitive squad’. My shoulders visibly slumped. Proud? Yes. Happy? Not so much. I know that means at least one pre-school training sesh which means me getting to school for a 6:45am training session on top of an afternoon session which inevitably will clash with a sibling’s session. DS1 chimed in with his prospects of getting into the development swim squad...another early morning. Apparently DS1’s footie training will be pre-school hours too…..fab! Just waiting to hear about DD’s netball and footie…..and I haven’t even thought about the external activities….
I am not qualified to organise all of this…car pools…..here I come!!!