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School Stories – Twins in the City

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The CoatTails

Whew Team. We have A LOT to catch up on. Things are pretty crazy right now, and I am basically hanging onto the coattails of life with everything I got. But I am pretty confident in my grip … It may be a bit of a ride for a while, but eventually I will figure out how to function at this pace!

I have about 25 posts half written to share with you, but today I wanted to pop in for a quick moment and share a little piece of my day.

We started preschool this week.

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Even though they will eventually go to school 5 days a week for 3 hours a day, the first week is one hour each day with a parent nearby. This is part of a gentle separation process. The G’s were in a 2’s separation program 5 days a week last year, so they’re no stranger to being without me … however over the summer they’ve been increasingly more attached. I wasn’t sure how the whole thing would go, but I wasn’t too worried about it either.

Day 1 we all walked into the classroom together, they wandered around, got interested in things and I slipped out.

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They were pressed up at the glass door when I came back an hour later. Not upset, just excited to see me and give me the sticker they had picked out. (Be still my heart!)

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Day 2 we all walked in. G1 and I were in the tiny tiny bathroom washing her hands and when I came out G2 had pulled a chair from the table to the middle of the room. Standing next to it, he tapped the seat.

“Mama you can sit here and watch us play”

He got me a chair! What a little gentleman.

I sat for a while while they busied themselves. Eventually I got up and said I would see them later.

“ok, bye Mama” they said over their shoulder.

When I returned, they burst out of the door with yet another sticker for me, which I of course wore all day.

Today gave me a little confidence boost. I feel like a chicken with its head cut off right now. I am constantly late, constantly overbooked and constantly feeling guilty for not being able to slow down. I worry all the time that I am not 100% the mom that I should be.

And then my (almost) 3 year old son has the manners to get his mama a chair.

It just makes me feel like I am doing something right. 🙂 I guess I am teaching a few lessons along this crazy path.

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I hope your fall is off to a great start! How are your routines different?

Mamas out there, how often do you feel like you are a chicken with its head cut off? (please tell me I’m not alone in that!)

 

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All the good things

Long Run, 18 Miles … Solo, no music, sub 9 min pace

 

Miraculously friday late morning I had a few hours free … so I did what any good marathoner would do.  I got my long run for the weekend done!  It was a glorious afternoon, and I felt amazing for most of it.  I got a little bored 15 or so miles in, but thats to be expected!  Overall, good good good.

NYRR 5th Avenue Mile – 6:24/mile

I haven’t done a timed 1 mile since grade school when I whined my way around the track.  This was a BLAST.  Loved it. And quite proud of my time, especially the day after a long run.

The G’s first day of school

A new chapter begins.  Tear … but also so much pride at my independant, intelligent, charismatic duo.  They did so well today and can’t wait to go back tomorrow.

Lululemon Surprise!  I’m an ambassador 🙂

I’m honored, humbled and so freaking excited to be named Run Ambassador of the Madison Ave store this year.  I cannot WAIT for the year ahead … so many good things in store!

Your turn … what good things are happening in your life?