Tackle It Tuesday — A Very Late Start at Back To School

by Susan

SusanAs you may know, we just returned from three weeks spent visiting family in Italy.

Since we’ve arrived home as September is closing her doors, we are very late catching the “back to school” bus.

Today I scrambled to find Julia something nice to wear to school that wasn’t creased from a suitcase. I jumped in the car to take her to school, only to realize I hadn’t put the car seats back in the car.

We arrived to her classroom fittingly late… hey she’s missed three weeks, what’s ten more minutes, right?

Julia on first day of school

Thankfully, the last year has given her such confidence and independence that she settled quickly in amongst her new classmates and she barely looked up as I left. (A far cry from last years tears.)

After I left, I went and bought her a new school dress and a couple pairs of pants.

Then, once 3:00 hit, I picked her up and we went to buy her new ballet shoes, tights and body suit.

She still needs new shoes and a couple more dresses… oh, and I almost forgot… a gymnastics leotard. I’ll have to get that tomorrow.

I still have suitcases to unpack, laundry to do… and oh yes, piles and piles of WORK!!!

So, tell me what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Mck Linky below!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)


If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Happy tackling ladies…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co founder, Susan Carraretto.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls September 29, 2009 at 1:56 am

Wow, I would think that three weeks of being away, not to mention out of the country, would be an enormous tackle to unpack from and get settled back in – without having to deal with the start of school on top of things… Good luck and I’m so glad that Julia’s first day went better for both of you this year! :)


2 Diann September 29, 2009 at 3:41 am

That is so awesome that your daughter has gained such a great sense of herself and confidence! that has got to feel good for Mommy!


3 rc September 29, 2009 at 5:52 am

Great to hear that Julia’s first day back went well :)


4 Bonnie September 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

Exactly..what is another 10 minutes!! Love the pic of her opening the door by herself. Great tackle and welcome back.


5 AmyT September 29, 2009 at 10:38 am

Glad you arrived home safely. Your daughter is so cute. Welcome Back!


6 Summur Braley September 29, 2009 at 11:18 am

It is only when we are running late that the carseats are undone! :) Glad she was so brave! Getting out the door is always a tackle!


7 Susie's Homemade September 29, 2009 at 11:19 am

Good luck on that post-travel tackle list:-)


8 angi September 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm

sounds like you are all quite busy and hopefully you all will find your groove again soon


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