Project 365 {week 36}

Oh friends.

No matter how prepared we were, this week’s changes brought on some shock to our systems.

Sept 2: when did this guy start sitting up by himself in his tub?

Sept 3: Cuddling this guy a lot in preparation for the big change of all day, every day daycare.

Sept 4: long first day, but love coming home to this! So Big!

September 5: This happened.

September 6: Doing work.

Sept 7: we survived the first week of school so we celebrated with snuggles.

Sept 8: fun with friends.

The week started with a lazy Sunday and ended with a puking 3yo who was so overtired from all the changes in one week, his body didn’t know what else to do but spew.

The week was good, but it was definitely a shock to the system.

I am back to school…

Eddie and Charlie are in daycare full time, getting up earlier than they are used to…

Cort is back in class 2 nights a week and bowling league one night a week.

We are exhausted.

But this is just the transition.

Soon this all will become the normal.

We are praying that happens soon.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I don’t remember being this tired last year when the kids went back to school… maybe I was just too busy to notice.

    Here’s hoping you get some rest and this new schedule becomes routine. 🙂

  2. It’s comforting to remember that a routine takes 14 days to become normal. You’re half way there!

  3. change is hard but you all made it through the first week. that’s the hardest part, i think. congrats! soon it’ll be nothing. 🙂

  4. So glad you had a less than horrible first week, just like we all kept telling you it would be (less than, I mean). I know the new schedule for the boys and routine for all of you is going to take some time but I know you got this.

  5. The first week is the hardest and you survived it. It’d get easier (I hope!).

    Love the picture of Charlie.

  6. Last week, my daughter started Kindergarten, my son went to a new daycare, my husband and I both changed our hours so one of us would be there to put her on the bus and one would be there to take her off the bus.

    I cried every night last week. Change is hard…even if it’s good.

    Hope this week is easier for you (and me :).

  7. As I am late to reading this post, I can only hope that you are completely adjusted by now. Well, apart from the kidney stone thing.