Ever since I’ve gone back to work I’ve been trying to balance it all. For the first week I felt pretty good about it all. Second week has come and gone and I feel like a CRAZY LADY. Time. Time. I wish I had more of it. I’m really having a hard time balancing everything and trying to figure out how to squeeze in what when. It’s crazy. I went from being bored to being on GO GO GO mode with no end in sight. My days typically look like this:
6:30 am – Get up and try to get ready while feeding/changing one of the boys. Attempt to shower and look decent. Try not to forget anything.
7:30 – Arrive at my job. Grade, prep my class, or anything else I have to do.
3:15 – Rush home to relieve babysitter. If it’s my mom I can stay at the school longer to finish things I need to finish. If it’s my mother-in-law I try to get there by 3:30.
3:30 – 7:30 Full on Mommy Duty. Cuddles galore and snuggles out the wazoo. The BEST part of my day.
7:30-8. Feed, change, prep for bedtime.
8 pm – Put the boys to sleep and start doing everything else.
8-10:30 or 11 pm – Finish grading, clean the house, wash dishes, do some laundry, fold clothes, try to catch up on anything else I need to do.
11 pm – Go down for the night, exhausted and ready to start the day again.
This doesn’t include the nights where we have church (so we are out of the house from about 6-10:30 pm) or the weekends where there is something to do. This weekend looked something like this: Friday we went to practice as backup singer for my Pastor’s wife who is having a concert and releasing an album soon (Christian album in Spanish and English! Interested? I can send you her fb page)..on Saturday we went to Lancaster, PA, Sunday to Delaware.
It’s quite an adjustment! I went from being home most of the time, to trying to figure out how on earth to juggle all of it? How do you mom’s who are pros at this, do it?! How?! Please give me some tip and suggestions. I know it’s trying to find the balance, and I’ll be honest – I have no problem saying “No” to certain things. However, with this new role of being youth leaders at our church, more opportunities have come our way to speak to and work with young people…this is something we both LOVEEE to do. For example, the reason we were in PA was because my husband was invited to speak at a youth retreat. It was amazing. Mind blowingly amazing. I don’t like saying no to those types of things! In June, my husband will head to Chicago to speak at a youth camp for about 3-4 days. All of this stuff is super exciting…so I don’t want to give it up!! I know, I’m being impossible – telling me how to manage my time while I give up NOTHING. *sigh*
Work wise, I have been trying to avoid bringing work home. I’m trying to utilize my work time to the best of my abilities. This means no dropping in to chit chat with friends during a break. I have been hunkering down and working my little self to the max while I’m here at school. It’s just hard. I guess I wasn’t expecting it to be this difficult to manage everything all while maintaining my sanity. I want to do the things I love. I have not been able to get some of my favorite leisure activitie in..like Target (duh), Starbucks (duh)..a true travesty. I have especially missed the blog world. I have so many blogs to catch up on! Can’t wait. I will have to make a weekend of it. Anyway, share how you’ve managed to stay sane through it all. I will love you for an eternity. Here are the latest and greatest from my loves:
While I’m grateful to be back to reality, I miss these cute faces terribly! They will be eight months next week. AHHHH. Until we meet again my fellow bloggers, much love 🙂