Rejoice, the weekend is here and Take One, Leave One is here! This is a series to reflect about the week and celebrate the take one moments and be glad the leave one moments are over and left behind! Who has started back-to-school shopping? My little one is starting preschool this year so this momma is doing “back to school” shopping for the FIRST time! This IS BIG news, and that leads me right to my positive moment this week.
I remember getting my back to school list way back in the day and I was undeniably excited to take that list and go shopping with my mom. I would pick the cutest folders, trapper keepers, Lisa Frank throwback moment here, anyone!?! Then, I would go home and lay all my supplies on the floor – organizing, opening, admiring, and making sure each pencil pocket had a pencil! Every school year began with a new pair of shoes as well – have to put your BEST foot forward.
So here I am now, and my toddler is about to start part-time preschool, grab the tissues please. When I saw the adorable school supply list, my little heart did a little happy dance. So my take one moment is back-to-school shopping. We also bought his new “school” shoes and I’m just tickled that they are really cute big boy shoes. We are a little particular about his shoes because he was born with clubfoot so we give those little feet a bit more TLC. His right foot continues to be about 1.5 sizes smaller and he needs a wide width but today we had really good luck finding a couple of pairs that fit and Toddler E had a little input, can you guess which pair he helped pick out?
This week has been a combination of very little sleep and interrupted sleep. This is a BIG leave one! My little one has yet to sleep through the night but normally only wakes up one time and settles quickly but this week I’m almost certain he RSVP’d for the late night party! And I’ll say, Toddler E also has nights he wakes up – we pretty much toss it up to a brotherhood code to alternate turns keeping mommy and daddy awake. When I am tired it is harder to practice patience, kindness, and love to those in my every day life. Hoping for more rest in the near future!
What are your take one, leave one moments this week? My wish for all my readers is that your week is filled with many more ups than downs!