Today is the last day of the kids' summer vacation. For the first time, I haven't been good about keeping the kids on a decent bedtime schedule. There is also unfinished summer homework to be done, tags still on the new clothes (and new shoes that haven't been bought yet), and the house is not in good order. Renovations to the family room have caused a bit of extra chaos, but that's only part of it.
I've always had trouble with Sundays, feeling the need to be home early in the afternoon to prepare mentally for the next day at work. Today is a Sunday to the max. Not only do I have the usual case of "Sundays," I also feel a case of the "first day of schools" and a case of the "this house is a disorganized mess" and a case of the "bad mommy who didn't keep the kids on a schedule."
I guess I'll be doing some cramming of my own today, organizing the area in the mudroom where the kids will leave their shoes and coats, setting up a place for backpacks and lunch bags, and putting all new clothes in their rooms. Getting them to bed tonight and up very early tomorrow morning is another issue in itself that I'd rather not think about right now.
It's my own fault for letting things go. I guess we'll all get through it, but I'm prepared for this first week to be... well, not so much fun. But on the other hand, we all had a great summer!