Back to School {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

Well, the children have been back at school for a few weeks now and I’d like to say that we’re in a nice routine and loving every minute of it. But, honestly, it’s been hard.

The mornings are so dark, the children are so tired and getting up and ready for school is such a drama day after day. We are definitely living for the weekends.

LP and Little Man love school and as soon as we get to school they are absolutely fine but in the mornings they take such a long time to wake up, they don’t want to go to school and they would rather do anything than put their uniform on and clean their teeth.

But, when they’re finally ready and we get in the car, everything changes. They read books, chat and sing along to the radio until it’s time for school. And then we walk through the gates, holding hands and it feels like balance has been restored.

At the end of the day they come out smiling, happy and so pleased to see me before we go home for a couple of hours together before dinner, bath and bed.

We’re in a routine, and it’s fine. But the mornings are hard and I’ll be so, so glad when the mornings start getting brighter, the children can wake up more naturally and you never know, they may even smile before we leave for school each day.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Oh my goodness I soooo relate to this post. We need lighter mornings and lighter nights as the children and us adults are exhausted. It feels like such a slog to get up each day at present.

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