Posted by Tobi-Dawne
With Halloween parties, Samhain, and Yule all just around the corner it feels like I’ve got a million projects on the go. I’ve got four costumes to put together (the girl needs two – one for our group theme, and one for trick or treating and school). I’m also collaborating with someone on my Yule gift for Damon, and I’m in the planning stages for some holiday crafting.
Autumn has always (at least as far as I can remember) been my favourite time of year, and now that it is officially here I’m starting to feel like myself again – all the holiday crafting and planning definitely helps with that. The last few weeks had been filled with a lot of anxiety. This time of year never used to include sending my girl off to school, and I really miss having her around. Now that we’re getting into a routine again, while I still miss her a ton, at least the stress of transition is over.
I have to admit, I really preferred kid-kid’s pre-k schedule to her kindergarten schedule. Yeah, okay… so there isn’t a huge difference. We’re on afternoons still, and Thursday is still early dismissal, but now she goes five days a week instead of four. You have no idea how much I treasured our Friday afternoons – just the girl and I.
Fridays have been my favourite day of the week for a couple of years now. Yeah, I like that Friday night is sleepover night and the girl is off at my parents place… but even more than that? I loved Friday afternoons. It was the one day a week when the girl and I would spend a few hours baking or crafting or playing card games. The mornings are filled with routines, getting ready for the day type of stuff and then getting lunch made. Friday afternoons were all about the girl and I just doing something fun, for the sake of fun. I really do miss that.
So I’m glad I’ve got holidays to plan for. Things to sew. Things to bake. Things to create. Things to make. It keeps me busy and takes my mind off of Friday afternoons. Not sure how exactly to fit those afternoons in anywhere else during the week, but I have to try something. Chances are, if I’m missing them, the girl is too.