Tonight is BubTar's final swim team practice, complete with a pasta party (note to self, GO TO THE STORE TODAY!). I also need to register him for fall ball tonight, though it doesn't start until the end of August, thankfully!
Next week, I have to register him for school. I have a math exam on Monday and a final exam on Thursday, then I will have ONE blissful week of freedom before my fall term starts. We have a mini-vacation coming up, too, my parents will be renting a lake house for a few days.
On the 24th, Josh and I go back to school. We are both taking FULL course loads. He is taking 12 hours and I am taking 14, plus volunteer time at the hospital. My schedule will look something like this, including traveling time:
Volunteer at the hospital 9:30pm-12:30am
Plus two online courses, Comp II and a computer class that I've been told is a total blow off course. We shall see about that. I dropped half a grand on my science texts alone (I have to admit, buying them made me a little giddy to be back in science courses after so much math!). Luckily, Josh took Comp II last semester and I can just reuse his text.
School starts for the kids on the 25th, KayTar goes from 7:30am-11am, BubTar goes from 7:50am-3:05pm. I'm hoping to squeeze in a workout at the Y while they are both in class and maybe a bit of study time, too. My goal will be to be totally free from 3:05, when both kids are home, until 5:30, when I leave the house, so we can get a bit of quality time every day, though, I imagine some of this will be spent with BubTar and I bonding over our respective homework assignments. I also want to volunteer at their school one day each week, maybe on Friday since it is less likely to be filled with urgent exam studying or last minute assignments. The kids will be in bed by the time I get home every night, and I imagine Josh will be, too, by the time I get home on Mondays. Monday will be a busy night, as it is also slated for BubTar's baseball practice. Saturday and Sunday will be free for baseball games, family time, and homework.
It sounds like a lot, but in reality it isn't too different than our summer has been. I've been gone 4 nights a week, Josh has taken the kids to the Y for swim team practice THREE nights a week, and somehow we've all survived. The only major hiccup came after KayTar's brief hospitalization, laundry and homework swelled to an almost unmanageable high, but in less than a week it was under control again. I'm really hoping for a hospitalization free semester, though!
What about you, has school started for your kids yet? Are you ready for fall?
PS: KayTar just HAPPENS to be due for her next episode right around the first day of school. OF COURSE!