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Surviving September?

September 17, 2010
 |  by Krista

Surviving September?

I am overwhelmed, exhausted and already so far behind on everything. Oh, the joys of the start of school! We were warned by other parents that when Benjamin entered the full days of Grade One and Jessica started half-day kindergarten, it would be the craziest year ever. And as if that weren’t spicy enough, our kids were also designated to a new school. Ack! Anybody else out there feel like they’re being tumbled in a washing machine? I think I’m in the spin cycle.

In reaction to the chaos, we hurriedly finished the last components of the Kindness lesson simply for the sake of getting it done, and now we’re winded and wide-eyed, trying to figure out what comes next. Both Rob and I are almost jumpy at the thought of even one tiny, extra commitment. It seems overwhelming to start a new lesson when we’re already feeling robbed of every shred of spare time. Yet the kids have had such fun with Kids of Integrity, and we’ve all gotten so much out of it, that we don’t just want to quit. So . . .

  • Do we take a little break until school settles into more of a routine and we’re feeling human again?
  • Do we keep at it and intentionally make time for the lessons, no matter what else comes down the pike?
  • Do we slow down and just do what we can, when we can?

I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all answer, but we sure would love to hear what you have decided to do. We know there are organized, relaxed, multi-tasking folks out there! Someone must have a nugget of wisdom for those of us whose brains resemble soggy corn flakes. Please leave a comment and tell us how Kids of Integrity fits into your September chaos.

Related Lesson: Kindness