I try to make the transition back a little easier by making sure my family has a delicious meal the evening before and the morning of. Last night we ate meatloaf with cream cheese mashed potatoes. Full tummies and earlier bedtimes made waking up this morning for waffles and fruit a little easier.
Just a bit. The return to school means early mornings and a more hectic pace. You can't control everything, but when we're home I do what I can to help things run as smoothly as possible. It creates a less stressful atmosphere, and with a 5 & 13 year old, who needs any added on? Meals are planned ahead of time, which helps, and keeping things pretty light helps as well. But bringing touches of home through our Mardi Gras decorations is definately the ultimate in creating a fun, festive atmosphere!
I'll share a little more as I get organized, until then, I'm off to run errands before picking up the children at their respective schools. Happy first Monday of the New Year to you all, and as we say back home in New Orleans: Laissez les bon temps rouler!