Adeline is on summer break. That means that for the past two weeks she’s been home all day, every day. Two weeks. That’s it! And already I’m thinking, wow, I can’t wait for summer school to start.
It’s not that I don’t love spending time with her. I really do. And honestly, being home with her all the time right now has been way better than it was before she started school in January. It’s just that I have NO time to get anything done. Anything.
I remember Adeline’s first day of school so clearly. I cleaned the kitchen, picked up the house, did the laundry, organized our room and her room, and still had a ton of time left before I had to go pick her up. It was miraculous. I’d forgotten what it felt like to be efficient. Oh, how quickly we take things for granted.
The past two weeks I’ve been quickly reminded of how a baby/toddler makes it so hard to do something as simple as sort laundry, take it downstairs to the laundry room, and put it in the washer. What would take a normal person five minutes takes a SAHM about 30 minutes. If she’s lucky.
I had plans for getting out and doing lots of fun stuff with Adeline, but instead we’ve spent many days in the house just trying to keep it mildly clean. Writing has been a bit of a challenge, too, so I’m sorry for posting less often. (Or maybe you didn’t notice, or maybe you were thinking, thank god, she finally shut up for a few days!)
I have so, so, so much respect for my friends who are at home with their kids full time, all the time. Despite what some people might think, it’s incredibly difficult and not remotely relaxing. I feel so grateful that Adeline goes to school a few days a week so that I can do the laundry in peace and spend quality time writing and photographing.
Less than two weeks until summer school. And one of those weeks will be spent in Hawaii. Hell yes!