Preparing for September {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.

It felt like we were willing the summer holidays to get here for such a long time and now they are nearly over. The last week has all been about getting ready for September so that we can focus on LP’s birthday next week without the back to school prep.

So we’ve been buying uniform, organising school shoes, getting PE kits together and digging out their school bags – that they may not even be able to use in September.

I’ve labelled everything and it’s all put away ready for the start of school and we are all so excited for the new term to begin. But, I know it’s going to look so different to any other September. Staggered drop off times, lunches in classrooms, bubbles and hand sanitiser everywhere.

Aside from that, we also have our building work starting. The week after school starts we have scaffold going up, the next weekend we move out and the Monday after our house gets ripped apart and a crane arrives with materials.

We have so much going on and so much to prepare for. Furniture is being sold, boxes are being packed up and our self storage unit is nearly full. We have tiles arriving, a shed full of new furniture and suitcases ready to pack.

As you can probably tell, I am all over the place at the moment. LP and Little Man are rolling with it, understanding as furniture and belongings gradually disappear, knowing it will all come together again in a few months.

For now, they’re excited about school, seeing their friends again and getting back into a good routine. And we’re all excited for LP’s birthday next week – so it’s been lovely to have a week of organising so that next week can be all about her.

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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. We too have been catching up with friends and starting to prep for Sep! I’ve put together J’s pencil case and I’m so almost done when it comes to school stuff now.

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