Friday, August 17, 2007
With Sweetpea making her way to kindergarten soon, dear husband and I have changed our shifts at work so that we can better fit her schedule. This means that I start at 6 am and work until 3 -3:30pm while DH starts at 11:30am until 8:00 pm. This allows DH to drop Sweetpea off at school at 8:00 and I can then pick her up at the afterschool program about an hour after she is done (I work about 45 minutes from home so with the commute I can't get there at 2:55 when she is dismissed). Well we decided to start this 3 weeks prior to the start of school so we could get in the swing of things before adjusting to a new school and new friends. I have to say that Sweetpea thinks it is awesome. Now she gets to sleep in (which of course also means she gets to stay up past her 8:30 bedtime) and she gets alone time with dad and mom. In addition she feels special because she only goes to daycare for lunch and playtime until I pick her up. The nice thing about this too is that I have a more relaxed schedule since I don't need to make dinner for dad anymore. Dad is a super fussy eater (in other words he doesn't like any variety) which makes mealtime boring and stressful since I am the only cook in the family. With just me and Sweetpea I can make whatever I want. Now that she is 5, she has decided she will try to eat anything I give her even if it looks odd or yucky without complaining. In addition, I can just make some grilled chicken and a bowl of vegetables and she is very happy with that. We can now eat chicken everyday or whatever I feel like making without getting an ugh face made at me. So we are just completing our second week and I have to say I love it. One more week until school starts!