Home Alone

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted. I kind of figured I wouldn't be the best at this blogging thing.

So the kids all started school again. Andrea is a sophomore, Sophia is in 5th grade and Nadia is in 1st! So... yesterday was my very first day home all alone all day. I've been looking forward to it for years, thinking of how nice it would be to work uninterrupted, not having to stop every few minutes to get snacks, put toys together, etc, etc. But, I think I actually just felt kind of weird and lonely! In fact, I ended up going to meet Nadia for lunch to break up the day! She was happy to see me though, so that was fun.

Lunch with the first graders was so cute! They are all so little. My favorite quote from that was: "Hi Nadia's Mom! My name is Stephen, but you can call me Snake." Ha!! Where did that come from?

Anyway, even though I think it's going to take some getting used to, I think I will start to really like being able to get all my work done before everyone comes home in the afternoon. Yesterday kind of made me realize what a challenge it has actually been to work and take care of kids at the same time. I got accustomed to it, but it definitely isn't an easy thing.

Here's a video I've been meaning to upload since May:



It's from Nadia's kindergarten program. She had so much fun at this program. I think that's evident in the video.

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    # by Doris - August 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    I know what you mean! Changes, even when sought and welcomed take some getting used to. I still have days when I miss all of you. Thank goodness for grandchildren! Mom

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    # by Steph - August 14, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Haha, Snake sounds friendly! I hope you like having the day to yourself!

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    # by maria - August 16, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    How did you manage to work AND take care of kids all these years? I'm amazed.
    I did a lot of school drop offs and pick ups for Teo last year (also first grade). The kids are very friendly and curious at that age. I got a lot of "hey. hey you" and "look at this airplane I made" and "Teo and I want a play date".
    Nadia is very cute in the video. What a fun age.

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    # by sojay - August 17, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Hey! I made a comment and it didn't show up! I love how Nadia is so into it and not one bit self-concscious! Cute!!