March Madness 2015 is in full swing. The third round of the NCAA tournament kicked off in Charlotte, NC this past Friday, March 20th. However, in our household, we are experiencing our own version of “March Madness”.
Every Monday kicks off a new week of school, which includes:
● getting kids up very early in the morning to get them ready for school
● preparing breakfast (or getting them to school early enough to eat breakfast there)
● preparing school lunch (or letting them eat at school and praying the food is edible)
● helping with homework (or maybe your kids attend an afterschool program, like mine do, that helps with this)
● enforcing our weekday rule of no tv or electronics
● sticking to a strict bedtime to make sure the kids get an adequate amount of rest
Not to mention managing to squeeze in all the extracurricular activities and other family commitments, like church programs and activities, organization meetings, etc. I promised myself (before kids) that I wouldn’t be “that” mom who ran her kids all over town to countless sports activities. I guess the old saying is correct, “Never say Never.”
Well, the kids haven’t had an extended break since Christmas, so they (and we) are getting restless. And this is where the “madness” comes in. We are anxiously awaiting Spring Break so we can kick back and get a much-needed break from the “madness” of preparing for school.
What’s your school week schedule? How do you “stop the madness”?
Until next time-
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 NIV)
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