Phew! It's been nearly three full weeks since I sent my eldest off to full-day (!) kindergarten, and I must say there's been a lot more breathing room around here.
Not to say I haven't been busy with playdates and projects, like this embroidered pillow made from an old linen nursing cover,
While the transition has been really hard for Soren, he's doing better each week. He is an anxious and intense child, and quite sensitive so these first few weeks have been difficult for him. His sleep has finally become more restful and he's eating more of his lunch at school. I did visit him one day this week when volunteering in the school's garden, but it was so upsetting for him and he cried nearly the entire time at lunch. Heartbreaking, it was. But he does enjoy riding the bus to school now, and likes his "specials" like fitness, art and music. And of course his teacher, who is awesome at communicating with parents via email, phone calls and a weekly newsletter.
As for me, I've been lax about posting here, and I'm not really sure why. I think I get into a rhythm of posting, and then when I lose it, it's hard to get back in. Plus I always have a lot on my mind and am not sure which topic I'd like to write about. And that indecision leads to writing about nothing.
I've also been busy trying to refinish our kitchen table and chairs, which were hand-me-downs that clearly have seen better days.
Between canning tomato sauce made from our garden tomatoes
I'm still settling in, and hope to include updating this blog as part of that new routine. I hope your late summer days are going well too.