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Guys. Last week was a whirlwind! I had two events, continued my 14-day-straight working streak, and dealt with a plethora of toddler/baby related issues. It can only be summed up with the cliché of rollercoaster. Roller.COASTER. ya’ll. And because I was so busy with the ups and downs and loop-dee-loops, I had exactly zero time to put any coherent thoughts together. In fact, my ability to do that now is still questionable.
The weekend did me no favors. I worked. Both days. And it was more exhausting than every workday combined. No joke. By the time I was able to drag my booty (and Bea’s booty) home, I was ready to pass out. So, basically, that’s what we did.
But as this week starts, I am just thinking about how laid-back our work week should be. I’m so grateful for that. I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel! Sure, I only work about 4 hours a day, but I have my children with me — both children — 100% of the time. So I’m on Mommy-duty and work duty simultaneously.
That being said, I’m completely grateful to have a job where I don’t have to pay for childcare. It’s so helpful. So, so, helpful.
I’m (mostly) content. It’s hard as a parent. It really is. The second you feel content, life throws you a curveball and BAM! — your life is completely derailed. Sadly, sometimes these curveballs are so, so, lame! Like, someone refusing to take a nap; or dinner not turning out as expected; or forgetting to turn the dryer on. SO. Lame. But the teeniest things can bring me to tears as a parent. My whole existence depends on things runnin semi-smoothly (I account for *some* curveballs).
I wish that Remy would recover from her sinus infection and return to a normal existence. Yep, as if this child hasn’t had enough wrong with her in the last 13 (!!) months, she has been battling a pretty bad sinus infection, goopy eyes and all. Also, I totally hope that we, otherwise, remain healthy. I just can’t take it, ya’ll.
I’m so happy that I was able to get away, sans kids, for a couple of evenings last week! In the course of 13 months, that has happened, like, twice. So it was basically amazing. Sure, it was only for a total of 6 hours (spread over the course of two days), but it was amazing, nonetheless.