Our girls went back to school 691 days after the pandemic began in our area.
I procrastinated re-registering them and I may or may not be waiting for the other shoe to drop. But dammit – 1 week in and the smiles are just beginning.
Parenting in 2022 sucks. It’s been 690 days since the last time my girls were in school. It was hard then. This is going to be a different kind of hard.
From: Dec. 2022 Me
To: Dec. 2021 Me
“You invested in yourself and now a year later – are finally reaping the rewards.
But you wouldn’t have gotten here had you quit.
And you certainly wouldn’t have marked some items off your living list if you decided the path you were forging was too hard.”
It is no longer if – but when – they come to call me a child abuser for letting my kid live her truth.
It is no longer if – but when.
I almost murdered someone this morning.
Thankfully..it was just a dream.
2 kids got in the car with all of their necessary accessories.
1 kid was going for her 2nd Covid shot and both were going for their flu shots.
E, the 9yr old, woke up with a raging bloody nose.
That should have been red flag #1. This day was going to be…interesting.