Somehow I haven’t managed to finish a post in the past couple of weeks. In fact, I can barely finish a thought these days. The transition from maternity leave to a working mom has been pretty challenging this time around.
And this week has been particularly challenging. We kicked off the weekend with Bo barfing a few times on Saturday morning. The nasty stomach bug hit Littleman and I next. We were finally all back to normal and then I threw my back out. All of this went on while D was working, so I had to juggle illnesses/pain while taking care of the kids on my own (and with the help of my mom, thank goodness!)
Tonight, t-ball started. I’m wondering how people manage to work all day, feed their kids and get to evening activities. It’s like total chaos.
On top of it all we’ve been dealing with the stress of waiting to hear if Littleman got into the before/after school child care program at the school he’ll be attending this fall. He starts kindergarten in September so he’ll no longer be at our current daycare. Some of our friends and neighbours heard that their kids got in last week and we still didn’t have a spot this week. I have more to say about the craziness of daycare waiting lists but we finally got the good news yesterday: we’re in!
I keep reminding myself that things will settle down eventually. That we will get into a groove and figure this out. I know that this week was not a normal one. But, seriously, never has TGIF felt so true to me!