I took Kiddo to the orthodontist yesterday, and brought my knitting with me. I’ve been doing that lately. I do a lot of running around and have been making sure I have some knitting with me. All I wanted to do was finish casting on 92 stitches and use the long tail cast on (because I can finally do it, but mess up the length on the tail every time…). I was hoping to not mess up. (I did.) The waiting room was packed full of kids with braces and their parents. I felt simultaneously awesome and awkward just knitting away.
The kids had no school last week. Spring break is usually just that. A break. We don’t go anywhere and this year the weather wasn’t being too cooperative for doing outdoor type activities. At least we didn’t get more than a dusting of snow in the beginning of the week. I asked Dr. Destructo (Kiddo has been swamped with homework and headaches) to draw a monster using yarn or fiber or fiber animals (however he wanted), and I did the same. These are pretty awesome.
Hiking is one of my loves. It makes me happy to be outside in nature, and I’m happy to hug the trees. It’s very therapeutic. A friend of mine turned me onto the true greatness of grounding yourself outside. The tree hugging really helps. It also cracks Hubs up, because he’s called me a tree hugger with bark burn since we’ve known each other. Anyway. Hiking is wonderful, and this trip allowed Kiddo and I to bond for a morning.
We’ve had some huge changes happen here at the Knot By Gran’ma household. Both of my children started school yesterday, FULL DAY. This is a game changer. Instead of rushing around for two and a half hours, trying to complete 3-4 hours worth of work, I can actually just work. There’s no rush that I have to run out of the house in ten minutes, because I have to pick Dr. Destructo up from his pre-school or half day camp. No more! No more pulling my hair out and stressing, because I didn’t get a chance to finish a project or blog post.
Today Dr. Destructo’s graduation from preschool. It’s a huge milestone for both of us. His next steps into Kindergarten are obviously going to be a little scary and exciting for him. I’m sending my last child off to school. I recently made sure that we wouldn’t be adding anymore to the KBG family. I am done with pregnancies and the complications that were involved. I’m still working through the losses and the pain of waiting for Dr. Destructo “to stick” (even though that was so long ago… almost 8 years when that started). Having him moving to Kindergarten and seeing my baby grow up is probably going to be a time of healing and letting go. I don’t think I’ll be the crying mom at the bus stop on the 1st day of school, but his new journey is going to be totally different than Kiddo’s has been. I will be able to do more with him (and Kiddo) in school, now that they’ll both be there all day.
In starting my day with one SCREAMING Dr. Destructo (overtired by a dinner out for Grandma’s birthday) over how Kiddo put invisible boogers on his waffle and in his orange juice and having Kiddo bounce off the walls for about an hour straight (all before 8:30 am), I’ve officially decided that since I didn’t yell or bang their heads together, I win for the day. I just wanted to share that with you all. My brains are still rattling. Oh the joys of motherhood.
I’ve had it with summer vacation. I’m not going to lie. I’m not going to say I’ll miss them while they’re at school. I will miss them, but I will also be GETTING THINGS ACCOMPLISHED. I’m almost giddy in anticipation.