|FaceTime with my Jakey-Jakes!|
School started for kids about 3 weeks ago. Annabelle started high school, but she seems to be adjusting really well. I am really happy about that because I was really worried about the transition from leaving her small school and going to the big high school. The only thing that has been a challenge is having to get up really early in the morning and catch the bus on days I am not there. The bus comes at 6:00 am. On days I am home, DH can drop her off on the way to work. I have called home around 8:00 pm a couple of times this week and she has already been in bed!
Jake is now in the 3rd grade. This is a very critical year in elementary curriculum. They have a standardized test at the end of the year to determine if they get to move on to fourth grade or not. This means the whole year the teacher is extremely focused on making sure the students can pass the test. Jake's homework has been challenging to say the least. Sometimes when I have called home, he is still working on his homework. His bedtime is 8:30, so for him to spend all evening working on homework is no fun.
Thank God for FaceTime!! I love that I can call home and help Jake with his homework. I can see him and he can even hold up his worksheet so that I can see it. It makes it seem like I am not so far away, even though I am.
Unfortunately, my travel schedule gets worse over the next couple of weeks. After this lovely three-day weekend that I plan to enjoy whole heartedly, I will be headed down to Naples, FL for a meeting and will leave from there to train growers in Ft. Pierce, FL Wednesday through Friday. I will be home for one day and then I will have to turn around and fly back to Washington D.C. for another meeting. To say I am suffering from "Mom/Wife guilt" is an understatement.
I will say that after I get back from my second trip to D.C., I plan on taking some time off to recuperate!!! Let's hope my flight is not delayed by the storm.