I've just realized that I'm a little over a month out from starting my new job. This is going to come with some serious changes in the FarmFamily house hold.
First of all, I'm giving up my morning duties and Husband will be taking over. He will be in charge of getting the FarmHands up and ready for school. He will be making breakfast, brushing hair, and running them out the door to the bus stop. He will be kissing good-bye and making sure everyone has their back pack & lunch box.
While he's doing that, I will be making breakfast for 20-40 children.
I'm going to have to re-work when and how I cook at home. For the past 15 years lunch has been our big meal of the day. I've cooked what most would serve for dinner at noon so Husband would have a good meal before he left for the day and there would be leftovers to send in his "lunch" to work. Now I'm going to have to cook of an evening or make serious use of my new, uber-fancy crock pot Husband got me for my birthday. I cannot leave the poor man to live on frozen pizza and pork burgers for weeks on end.
With BabyGirl in cheerleading, we'll have to accustom ourselves to numerous trips back in to school to pick her up after practices or drop her off for games. She'll have to learn to get her homework done in study hall. Late nights after basketball games will become her norm.
But the thing that concerns me most (at the moment) is how I'm going to adjust my sleep schedule. I'll still have to accomplish everything I've always had to do in the few hours after the FarmHands get off the bus before they go to bed plus some extras what with cheerleading tossed in the mix, but I'll need to get my self to sleep hours earlier than normal. I can't be up until 11:30 folding laundry and still be at work by 5:30 the next morning.
Things are going to be different. It's going to happen rather suddenly. We'll all have to make serious adjustments.
I guess it's not just Mom who's returning to the work force. It's a family affair.