I'm sitting on my front porch with my mp3 player and coffee, enjoying the last moments of quiet before the Little D and TS show up for the week. I'm looking forward to seeing them. I'm looking forward to the absolute chaos that comes with having all of the kids together. No, I haven't lost my mind, lol, I just see the end coming and I want to appreciate what little time we have left.
In 3 weeks and just a few days, our world is changing drastically. All of my kids will be in school full day, the Little D is starting kindergarten at his mom's house which changes my brother's visitation to every other weekend instead of every other week. I lose the company of a lot of little people and it opens up my hours in a way that I am not comfortable with.
I've spent quite a lot of time considering just what I should do with this time. Getting a job is still out of the question. I'm unreliable. Very much so. I need something flexible to do that will fill my time. I came up with an awesome solution- I would talk to Alex's principal and beg him to give me something. anything. I thought it was the perfect plan. and then God laughed. I so love that He has a impish sense of humor.
The grandbaby needs a place to spend her days. ...and there is my reason to continue Story Time on Wednesdays. I was wondering how I would work that with no kids. As for the other 4 days/week, there are so many things I want to show her. There's a covered bridge in Hillsboro. A certain pet shop in DeSoto not far from a great park with a creek running through it. With the hours we will have while the boys are in school, the possibilities are endless! I'm excited.
I'm looking forward to it but I'm glad it's 3 weeks away because I'm not quite ready to let go of the way things are now. I have school totally under control. I'm ready. I've set things up for the boys to be ready. All that we have left are to get school supplies and hair cuts, and to cherish the last weeks we have left.