Monday, September 10, 2007


Being back at work & now having two kids in school has been an adjustment. I can't believe how exhausted I have been. When summer vacation began I remember thinking how tiring it was to run my kids around all day. Now that I am back at work, I find myself thinking the same thing--only opposite of the summer issues.
Is it the weather? Maybe it's because there are so many things to be done in the evening. I haven't even mentioned activities yet. The older I get, the more I realize that I am not a fan of change. It always takes awhile for me to grab my bearings and get used to it all.
So for now I will keep plugging away waiting for my mind and body to 'click' with this schedule.
**Note** for the majority of you mothers who work a fulltime job year round...bless you!


ABCDH said...

I can sympathize at a certain percentage. Cecelia starts pre-school tomorrow and since we are down to one car now that means "taxi cab mama" for me. I feel the same way you do about dealing with change - just when you get in to a routine everything gets all jumbled up and flipped up side down.
And as a side note, I hand it to you for "doing it all". The decision to work at home or outside the home is tough for everyone and it is my sincerest opinion that every mom is a working mom.

ABCDH said...

I hope it was clear in that last note that I was paying a compliment to all mothers. I've had a unique experience in that I worked outside the home, full-time, but was still with my kids and now I put in close to full-time hours between the daycare and my other job, but am still with my kids. The greatest luxury I have is that I am available to go to doctor appts, pre-school or the grocery store during the week as well as get in a load of laundry or write a thank-you note. I believe the hardest part of working outside of the home full-time would be trying to get all of those things done in the evenings or on the weekend. Maybe I would be a little bit more flexible and let some things slide for the sake of my family, but who knows. The flip side to not being with my kids all day everyday is a laundry list of pros and cons. I mean, maybe being with them all the time is not such a great thing since my patience level is not that high. I tell you, if someone had all the answers to this what would we have to talk about??

ABCDH said...