Monday, August 22, 2011

It's all a Balancing Act

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So much to do and not enough time to blog...for myself anyway.  Which, btw, I really hate because this is my scrapbook, if you will.  I have so many topics and recaps spiralling through my head as subjects to write about, but lately I've found myself blogging more for clients than for myself.  Well, it does pay the bills, so I'll be keeping with that, but hopefully finding time here, too.  I'm doing social media work for two different juvenile brands at the moment (whom I will talk more about later) as well as my committment to get Graco ready for the upcoming ABC show and my other juvenile industry sales work.  Needless to say, things are super duper busy over here, but I thrive on it!

With all of the back-to-school posts I saw this morning along with the a few changes of our own when it comes to Reese's school, has got me thinking how wonderful a balance I feel like we have right now in our household.  Yes, I know we always scream from the rooftops how busy we are, but honestly, I wouldn't want it any other way.  Reese has been at her school full-time now for just shy of 4 months and part-time there for almost 6.  She is quick to say bye-bye and blow a kiss to me in the mornings because she just can't wait to get there.  And, in the afternoons, she is excited to see us and ready to come home (and EAT, of course)!  It's the perfect mix for both of us.  I've been quite overloaded with work the past month or so, but I have a very strong "this is how it's suppossed to be" feeling of challenge and accomplishment everyday--and I really like it that way. 

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved the time I was able to spend at home with Reese before I got back into the full-time swing of things, but at the end of the day, I'm a working mom, it's just who I am, and I'm pretty sure our little family (and bank account) are all better off because of it.

So, back to the changes with Reese.  Well first off, I can't believe we are at the 19 month mark and I see a little more "kid" in my little lady everyday.  Today she starts a new class with (kinda, sorta) new teachers.  Well, most of the kids are the same, just swapping with the teachers from the other toddler class, since they changed the curriculum for the toddlers a bit and her class is now 19-24 months.  Her old teachers (who I absolutely adore) moved to the younger toddler class.  I don't think they were too happy about it, but at least they are just across the hall.

They celebrated on Friday with an "end of summer" pajama picnic complete with crust-less sandwiches, ChickFilA nuggets, cheesy puffs, fruit and cupcakes.  I only wish this heat partied with them and was ready for an end, too!
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Of course when I tried getting a pic, Reese was already geared up to leave with me and didn't want anything to do with having someone else hold her for a pic---but I'm sharing it anyway!

Ms. Gracie & Ms. Vida--they say Reese was the most well-behaved of the class--
I'm not sure what changes on the short 3 minute drive home.

So here's to a great first day in her new class.  She said she was ready and I know she'll take it like a champ because that's who she is.  And cheers to balance...we all need it and are better off because of it!

Have a great school year, everyone!
 

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