While kids, both big and little, head back to school the air is filled with a mix of emotions. Some kids are returning with fear and trepidation while others have been waiting all summer to get back to school. On the part of the parents, some are sad as they enjoy the time with their kids and not being restricted by a school schedule while others are doing a happy dance that the first day of school has returned. Either way, the thing that rules the majority of the year for many people is back…the school year!
We thought it would be fun to give some suggestions for parents now that the kids are gone from 8:00-2:30 or later every day. For many of you, your life looks much the same as you were at work all summer during those hours and will continue to be at work with school back in session, but we are not leaving you out! We have suggestions for you too.
Our first suggestion is a back to school celebration breakfast. If you have time before work and after dropping the kids at school, go out to breakfast! You can do this alone and bring a book with you, with a significant other, or go with a group of other parents. What you are not allowed to do during this breakfast is work! No getting caught up on emails or making phone calls is allowed. You must simply relax and enjoy breakfast.
If you aren’t a big breakfast eater or don’t have time to stop for breakfast, then grab a treat on the go. Go through a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts drive-through and grab yourself a treat that you wouldn’t otherwise normally get. No counting calories or sugars allowed! Simply enjoy your tasty treat.
If you REALLY have time, then we suggest an early movie. Did you know that the Premiere Oaks on Hibiscus Ave. in Melbourne offers $4 movie showings prior to noon? Go see that movie that the kids aren’t allowed to see or wouldn’t like. Again, this is something you can do alone or with others.
Take the day off! If you work and have some vacation days available, take a day off just for you! If you don’t work, you can still take the day off by not doing whatever normal duties you would do while the kids are at school. So, no paying bills or going grocery shopping is allowed. Take a nap. Binge watch a show. Read a book. Take the day off!
Our last suggestion for your back to school bliss is to take some time at the beach. We don’t know if you live close enough, but if you do, then go for it! Grab a towel, sunscreen, a water, and go, Looking at your phone is not allowed. You must listen to the waves, dig your toes in the sand, and just be in the moment.
We hope you take one of our suggestions, apply it to your life, and enjoy! At Florida Moving Systems, know that the beginning of the school year can be stressful, particularly if you are in the midst of a move. That is why we are here. We are available to meet all your moving needs from packing to moving to storage. We are located in Melbourne in Brevard County but service all surrounding areas. We handle everything from a move next door to a move across the country, so call us today!