This has been a tough week. Back to school after 2 weeks off is hard. Add to it having to stay after school until we can pick her up after work. It just makes for a very long day for a 5 year old. Waking up before daylight, parting ways at school so early in the morning, and getting home well into dinner time is just a recipe for disaster some days. It doesn't leave much time for reconnecting each evening. We are making a conscious effort to not rush around preparing for the next day (I do a mad dash after they're asleep), so we can just sit and watch a show, play in the playroom, or work on Lego's. I just know we will blink and it will be spring. Wishful thinking!