Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Countdown is On

In exactly 3 weeks, the girls start preschool!  I am SO excited.  I've been fantasizing for months about all the things I can do in those couple of child-free hours 3 days a week.  Such as:
  • Grocery shop (by myself!)
  • Run errands (by myself!)
  • Read
  • Exercise
  • Clean
  • Projects around the house
  • Maybe get around to doing a scrapbook of our wedding (that was 6 years ago).
On their very first day I've decided that I'm going to go straight to Starbucks after I drop them off and sip a latte while reading a book.  Most days I'll do productive things like clean, grocery shop and run errands, but I'm setting aside that first day for something fun and relaxing.
My excitement isn't completely selfish, however.  I'm also excited for the girls--for the opportunity to make new friends, learn lots of new things and have fun, new experiences.  Can't wait!

1 comment:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Our girls' first day was yesterday. They had a coffee for the parents after drop-off, so I spent about 45 minutes there. I ran, super quick, by the grocery on the way home. I did have some downtime, uploading pictures from the morning to the blog, but then I made lunch and cleaned the kitchen. By then, it was time to pick them up!

I kind of laugh, because everyone keeps saying, "Oh, what are you going to do with your time???" I know 3 hours (which is probably 2 1/2 after factoring in drop-off and pickup) will fly by. I hope I can be a little more intentional most days...either accomplishing something substantial (like weekly grocery shopping) or having some real "me" time.

I also have scrapbooking stuff on my list. We just celebrated our 13 YEAR anniversary this summer, and I'm still not quite done! :/