Day 1: Craisins, corn dog muffins, sweet potato, yogurt, watermelon.
Day 2: Tortilla chips and bean dip, leftover broccoli/bacon/cheese frittata, watermelon.
Day 3: Apple slices, boiled peanuts, pastrami/meunster sandwich, chia pudding.
Day 4: PB&J Spirals, apple slices, full-fat large-curd cottage cheese (the only way to eat it!) and a banana.
It's official--I feel totally settled into school. I'm not saying that things are running smoothly--it just feels like we're finding a rhythm. Every morning, I play drill sergeant; I start off really nice but at a certain point I'm barking orders and (gasp) sometimes shouting. "Put your shoes on!" I promise, I sound really nice the first 6 times I say it, but by the time the 7th rolls around, I lose my cool.
I've made a "getting ready" chart to help Elliott navigate her morning tasks (it literally consists of using the restroom, brushing teeth, getting dressed, putting shoes on, doing hair and getting backpack prepared and by the door) but somehow we still end up pushing to make it to school on time. A good talk with a pal of mine helped me realize that I'm not the only one, but seriously--any tips on helping a lolly-gagging 5-year old get ready in a reasonable amount of time?
I guess if this is the most I have to complain about, then life is good. And most likely, it's a battle we're going to have throughout her childhood so I may as well learn to love it. Elliott's just so funny--there are times in which I see SO many similarities between she and my older brother, it's just not even funny. I find myself saying it more and more, and I love the constant reminders of him.