So the play closed, and two days later, I started school again.
By the end of this week, our family will have at least 21 classes between us. And a 90% chance of more.
On top of that, I'm planning four events over the next three months
in my various roles on committees, boards, and social host. And I'm joining another board, where I'm sure there will be more events to plan.
In order to most effectively manage our family's time, I am skipping Back to School Night. I realize this might make some teachers write me off as "uninvolved," but they are only seeing one piece of a rather large and intricate puzzle.
I have to do what's best for my family, not what is perceived to be best.
What's best for my family is having dinner together, catching up, and having time at home to get the homework done, get ready for the next day, and maybe even just hang out together.
I am learning to break this bad habit of mine of worrying how others are judging me as a mother, and just following my own instincts. Well, okay, maybe I'm still worrying about it, but I'm not letting it run our lives!
I am hopelessly in love with this picture of Riley: