Who knew Kindergarten could be so demanding… on the parents! Being a home school mom for the last five years, I just wasn’t prepared to manage all the paperwork and volunteer “opportunities” that “real” school would throw at me. Thinking that I would have so much more time, I naively agreed to help in lots of small ways… but all the small things are multiplying, and I find myself pulling back and rethinking everything… I’ve already told a few people that “I just can’t do this anymore.”
I had three personal goals going into this school year… 1. Exercise. I’ve done that. God has blessed me with a group of moms from ACCA that I can run with on a regular basis. This has been WONDERFUL! 2. Maintain my home. Hmmmm… I barely do this :-) And 3. Have time to write. Well, the writing thing hasn’t happened. I have so many writing projects in my head and scratched down on scrap paper – but they have yet to be written.
It’s amazing how our crazy-fast culture can feel like a tsunami and all of a sudden you get swallowed up in the crazy-fast, swirling waters. It seems impossible sometimes… to just have a simple, slow, margin-filled life. I’ve decided I’m going to guard my time like Fort Knox and “strive” to slow down! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Now off to be the “Mystery Reader” for Anne’s Kindergarten class. It will probably be a while before I volunteer for this again ;-)