It’s official, I am the mom of a Kindergartner. Exciting and overwhelming all at the very same time. I will say though that I’m more excited than overwhelmed. I remember having such a great experience in school and I can only hope that my boys are blessed with a great experience too! Of course the start of the school year also brings structure and schedules. I’m not sure how you feel about that, but these are two of my most favorite things. I have loved the “fly by the seat of our pants” summer, but I am welcoming (with open arms) the structure that is upon us. This summer my 5-year old was not on a rigid schedule. His bedtime was a little later, and he would sleep a little later, getting up around 8:00 am instead of 6:30 am! I didn’t go too wild though because we did keep Russell (my 17 month old) on a pretty tight schedule. Not only is it good for him, but he actually demands it. I think I have my hands full with this little monkey!Schedules can be a great thing. Knowing when, where and what time we have to be somewhere can help us manage our time more efficiently.
How do you feel about schedules and structure? Are they something you embrace or something you fight tooth and nail?