The free time! It's just coming! Out! My! Ears!
I'm totally lying. I just feel like I've been answering the same question now for a couple weeks, or at least since the kids went back to school.
"So Jess! What on earth are you doing now that you have all this free time to yourself?!"
Well! Funny you should ask...Turns out, I'm not really doing anything. I'm not like pampering myself with a morning pedicure, or going out with friends everyday for coffee. I'm really just finding the time to get my laundry and breakfast dishes put away in time to go back and pick the kids back up from school again. Turns out, this half day kindergarten stuff, is pretty lame. I drop the boys off, Monday thru Friday between 830 & 9 am at their Elementary school. I then drive about 10 minutes across town to another school three days a week and drop the girls off at their school. They need to be there at 9a. If I don't have the girls, and I am in fact 'alone', you will perhaps notice that I am the car screeching out of the school zone trying to squeeze all my errands into a 3 hour window. It can be done people, IT CAN BE DONE! If I do have the girls, we're off to do activities, playdates, etc... I have to be back to the aforementioned schools between 1230 & 1p to pick all five of the kids up.
So, while I love to have those free moments to myself, and I love having the time to devote to just the girls... It's really just not that much time.
On the flipside, I'm really really glad it's not much more time than what it is. I'm totally at a loss without my kids! I want to know what they're up to! What they're learning! Who they're talking to! Daggone it, why can't I go to school with them... It's just not fair. They all seem to totally love it though. The boys have adjusted really nicely to going to school five days a week, and also being in separate classes from one another. I think it's harder on me than anything. Remembering that Tuesday is Library day and that you need to bring your book back is one thing, but remembering that Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Friday are Library days and that you need to return your books AND who's books belong to whom? Eeek. Gym day? You need to wear sneakers when? It's a lot to remember... It's a good darn thing I like to be organized, otherwise, I'd be pulling my hair out, I assure you.
Ok, I have to go make dinner for the kids...I think they learn to cook for themselves in the 3rd grade. (Kidding) (Sort of) heh.