Tomorrow morning, I will be taking the day off work as our youngest; Brooke takes her first day at school. This is a big occasion for our family as it means that both girls will be in school 5 days a week and that will change the dynamic of our house markedly.
No longer will Niki be rushing too and fro from Pre-School to School and back again on the drop off / pick up runs… no longer will there be two Christmas pageants – basically no more double ups of numerous things. Our house will be child free every day between 9am and 3pm and Niki is waiting to hear from the Dept of Edumacation to see if she will be appointed to a position in the new school year.
But most importantly it means for us we have reached the end of a goal we set out when we found out Niki was pregnant with Brooke some 5-6 years ago… we decided that we’d get by on my income and that for the sake of the kids Niki will stay home. At times it’s been hard money wise, but we have gotten through it in my opinion very well and the benefits in the girls in having mum at home all the time I believe have been immeasurably valuable.
So good luck to Kate today on her first day of Year 2 and I’m looking forward tomorrow being able to miss work and send Lil’ Brookie on her way to school tomorrow!