We're finishing up the first nine weeks of school, and I must say I'm loving having my boys on the same campus again! What a time saver at drop off and pick up times! I'm also happy about the smooth transition that MC has made this far. I'm sure his transition can, in part, be attributed to my transition the second time around. I have deliberately chosen to NOT obsess about grades and assignments. It's hard and goes against everything in me, but it makes for a much less stressful week! I've shown him how to check his grades and update his planner by referencing his teacher's websites. He's a tad more responsible than his big brother which is just the icing on the cake.
Mornings have been nice, since JB goes in early for sports practice. I take MC, at a decent hour, while my hubby drops off JB on his way out to work. I've heard the early morning "discussions", but haven't been tempted to get up and intervene. I think I've earned that break!
Its really odd to see how much I've changed as a parent over the years. Baby Girl (whose now 4!) sometimes dresses herself and chooses her own breakfast and hairstyle. This is huge for a control freak like myself! I'm still not laid back, and I don't think I ever will be. I've just decided to try harder to keep things in perspective.
This week, I filled my baking order since opening my business. It's still hard to believe I'm a baker for hire. This is really the best of both worlds. I get to do something I love to do (bake) without the guilt of eating all of the treats. I'm working on setting weekly business goals to make sure I gain momentum. So far all of the feedback has been really good, and I plan to use it to tweak some things.