I have to say, it will be nice to be in a routine again, but the lazy days of summer have been nice. I am not entirely looking forward to the juggling of schedules of the school year.
It will be nice to have just ONE school schedule this year, rather than a full day kid and a half day kindy kid.
So far we have swimming on the schedule twice a week and piano on the schedule. I HAVE to force myself to put dd on MY schedule for her piano lesson. Ds1 takes piano from a teacher and has been for the past 3.5 years with the same teacher. I play piano, but I'm not super advanced, but after sitting in 3 years of lessons for ds, I decided I could get dd through at least the beginner books. So when I wanted to start her and ds's teacher (a friend of mine) didn't have any openings, she was very supportive of me teaching my dd until she has an opening and/or she gets farther along where I need her to have an actual teacher, but she lets my dd just pay her recital fees and do recitals with them and attend any free programs they do (rest home for halloween songs/christmas performances at different places etc). Only problem is, I don't always take the time to give her a "lesson" so she is progressing slowly, even though her enthusiasm to play is there! So we are about to start the 2nd book and I have to make sure to schedule time for her.
Besides those activites, we have wrestling starting in november and I'm going to look into gymnastics as well--wrestling is SOO cheap, that when dd asked to do that and gymnastics I agreed, and ds wants to as well. So we'll see what we can fit in--I do not want to over schedule the kids, even if they are the ones asking to be in stuff.
How many have already started school? Soon? Are you doing any extra activities?