Kindergarten. What an amazing time it’s going to be. For me.
OK, truth be told, I kind of wish it were four days a week instead of five. But I am quite sure I will laugh hysterically at those words once we get used to it and she has her first vacation day. Maybe, maybe not. I’ll let you know.
I have so many plans for myself when my oldest goes off to kindergarten.
I will finally have time to write. During the day. For long periods. Uninterrupted. Maybe send a few things out. Get moving on my career.
I will be able to clean, (ugh) and shop and “keep house” and still have time to write. There are rooms to paint. Wallpaper to remove. A house to accessorize.
Oh, and cooking. Learning to cook would be awesome. Because then we could eat the things I cook, instead of hearing my daughter say Where are we going for dinner tonight?
And photography. I can finally take some pictures without having to keep one eye on the little people. Or maybe I could do something with the 8,000 pictures I currently have. Like edit? Print? Dare I say, organize?
While I’m at it, maybe I’ll fire up the monogramming machine a little more often. Or hey, there are still a few patterns I want to try out (read: simple, simple patterns) for some cute swing tops for Maggie. (I have the cutest fabric that was originally going to be an adorable swing dress when Maggie was a baby. Let’s hope I can get some sewing done while the fabric can be a shirt, and not just a scarf.)
And gardening. I could leisurely pick out some flowers, decide where I want them, plant during the cool morning hours. With ear buds on, no less. (I always have the best intentions when it comes to gardening. In reality, I usually make it 10 minutes before trying to pawn the job off on anyone who will help do it for me.)
Read! I could read more! I could finally get through the stack of 20 books I am dying to get started on.
OK, now I’m just getting giddy. Maggie will attend school 5 days, and Nicholas will overlap 3 of those days. Three days a week. all. to. myself.
Kindergarten is going to be awesome. (for her.) (and me.) (though I will miss her.) (sometimes.)