Thursday, September 2, 2010

not enough hours in my day

I don't know abouut you folks but his whole school/fall/back-to-real-life thing has thrown me for a loop. All the sudden we are so very busy. I thought we were busy before, and we were, but a different kind of busy. It was playdates and zoos, waterparks and birthday parties before. Now it's school and soccer practice, swimming and doctors' visits. All of the sudden all our stuff is the kind of stuff that we really have to be to at a certain time. None of our usual wandering in whenever the little one wakes up from his nap or I finish my project or we feel like it.When they says school starts at 8, they actually want you to be there by 7:50. So we are, and then we rush around to piano lessons and swimming and whatever else we have that day. All extra-curriculars (e.g. grocery shopping, pre-schooler naps, laundry) must be smushed into the hours between when we drop Tommy off and when we pick him up. It's trickier than I expected. And by 8:30 p.m., I am exhausted. Which is good because I have to go to bed early so I can get up super-early to go to the gym and do it all over again tomorrow. I think that once we get into the groove of our new, much more rigid schedule we will probably really dig it. Right now I am sort of wishing I could find a time slot in which to slip a nap for Mommy.


Adri said...

School-life was a huge adjustment for me, too. I don't think I appreciated the freedom of life with toddlers and preschoolers. Good luck as you work it all out!

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

Ugh! How busy is your life?!? I have so many mommy friends that have similar schedules and it makes me so happy I have a 2 and a 3 year old and we can do whatever we want whenever we want. AND we all still take naps. : )