This isn’t new really. August tends to be a month full of late breakfasts and pajamas ’till noon. I typically combat this by spending the last two weeks of the month whipping everyone (mostly myself) back into playing shape. We resume strict bedtimes and wake ups and most importantly the get-dressed-before-you-come-downstairs rule.
Here is my problem. Next Monday is the two week mark and we will spend our morning at the Surgical Center in Neptune, NJ where the oldest will have her tonsils and adenoids removed and the youngest will get ear tubes removed (they’ve taken permanent residence in his ears and need a little help getting out.). Needless to say, we’ll be mostly in recovery next week and I’m not sure how to get anyone into playing shape when all we’re doing is eating popsicles and watching television.
Wish me luck. Not only am I freaked out for the obvious reasons (two in surgery) but there is the added bonus of back to school time coming on quick as well.
Never a dull moment at The Circus.
PS-If you’re looking for the Sunshine of the Day picture-click on the tab above marked Sunshine Series. Trust me, it’s worth the extra second today.
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