And So It Begins…

Before the alarm clock could strike at 5 a.m. this morning, Erin was already up.

Tell me she didn’t know Mom was going to work today.

And so another school year for Renee begins. Meetings these first two days, and then the kids arrive in earnest on Wednesday. She’s already been making plans and laying things out — and she’s already attended a seminar because she’s got a student teacher for a few months.

But, nothing says the start of the year like a 5 a.m. wake up. Of course, I didn’t hear it. Nor did I hear Erin. So I got a little reprieve this morning because I’m with the kids for the next three days — at least for the bulk of the days.

See, Renee’s parents, who have dutifully held down the dual roles of grandparents and child care providers, are now in Florida. If that weren’t the case, I’d be getting ready to drop the kids there before heading to work. But, they have fulfilled a lifelong ambition of migrating south and we, honestly, couldn’t be happier for them. It’s time to do things they want when they want.

Does it mean a little adjustment here? Of course it does, but we’ll survive.

We’ve got day care covered — just not until Thursday. Our good friend Tina is going to watch the kids for us. However, three of Tina’s four kids don’t go to school until Thursday…so it’s basically not right for me to drop her with two more making it a total of six to watch (with two under two!). So, it’s extra Daddy time for Aidan and Erin this week. And that’s a good thing, too.

And, we’re off to a good start. As I write this, Erin is already napping because of her early wake up to get more time with Mom, and Aidan is taking in some Sesame Street for the next few minutes before we get our day started — whatever that’s going to be!

What else? I got nothin’.

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3 Comments on “And So It Begins…”

  1. Pessimistic Redhead says:

    Ahh, Mr. Mom. Have a good day with those little nuggets.

  2. JenBun says:

    Ugh, what an early start for Renee– hope another school year goes great for her!

    And I hope you three have a GREAT time, getting to spend more time together!! 🙂

  3. Sara says:

    You are such a good dad. The one time my father was responsible for getting me up and off the school (while my mom was momentarily detained giving birth to my brother) I was sent to Trinity Nursery with my dress on backwards and a chocolate donut in my hand for breakfast. Poor guy didn’t have a clue…


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