We’re back in the swing of school around here.
This year, I started a tradition I read about in a magazine of baking a back-to-school-bus cake. For the record, I am not a crafty person. I don’t scrapbook (is that a verb?), use decorative scissors, or repurpose old furniture.
But this recipe was definitely my speed. It was just a 9×13 box cake, food coloring, frosting from a can, a box of donuts, and a tube of decorating gel. I didn’t even get fancy with the little people on the bus — I just bought a bag of gummy bears. The recipe/craft is from here.
This year, Amaia goes three days a week. Meanwhile, the twins started a Kindergarten Readiness program at the church school they’ve been at for the past two years. This means they’re in school from 9am – 1pm, five days a week.
Now, last year at about this time, I wrote this post about how I didn’t think I was going to put them in school five days a week, that they’re just little kids, that they should play all day long, etc.
Well, I take it back. I take it aaaaaaall back. Because having four hours a day with a reduced number of children is incredibly productive and liberating. Elias naps in the morning after I drop the kids off, so I’m able to get a little bit of housework and work-work done without any interruptions.
Also new this year: I’m teaching Spanish one day a week at the school. Muy bueno. Actually, muy stress-o. Because I’ve never taught little kids and I haven’t been given any direction, so I’m making up a curriculum as I go along. I was so nervous my first day that I was physically trembling. I had to keep reminding myself “They’re four years old. They’re four years old.”
How is your back-to-school going?