Teresa M. Pelham
8:41 AM EDT, September 4, 2012
For parents who have spent the summer with their kids, the first day of school is often more about new beginnings and resolutions than most associate with New Year’s Day.
As I set my alarm clock last night for the first time in months, I began putting together my to-do list for today. Seeing as my work day starts when the youngest gets picked up at 8:30 and ends when I leave at 2:30 to pick up the oldest boy’s carpool, the list is pretty ambitious.
Sure, I’ve been blogging and promoting my book and writing all summer, but with interruptions every two minutes. And with the “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” mentality in full bloom over the summer, sometimes it’s hard to focus. Now that I’ll have large chunks of time to work and think, my inner taskmaster is ready to take on the world.
In addition to our own to-do lists, many of us also see the first day of school as the time we’ll start eating right or exercising regularly or possibly both. After a summer of wine and s’mores, we’re ready to lace up the running shoes, get more sleep and floss regularly.
What are your New School Year resolutions?