Okay, Interpeeps. Supposedly, I have at least 128 people “following” my blog. Between them, my mom, and Sara, somebody should be able to help me answer the question hanging over my head this week.
How does a stay-at-home mom juggle getting stuff done, while still being present for/engaging with/tending to her children?
Point in case: I have four days to prepare my family for 10 days away from home. Suitcases need to be packed for four people, for time spent in a variety of climates, for a variety of functions. Not just clothes, but baby paraphernalia/breast milk/favorite toys. Meals need to be planned/prepped/executed for the week that will both nourish and deplete the perishables in the pantry/fridge. Laundry, too. Erin’s well-baby check-up on Wednesday (and did I mention she is not-so-well? Poor lil’ miss is sick). That’s just the list off the top of my head.
All the while, I feel like I’m neglecting my littles. Seth is asking for Diego, [Imagination] Movers, and Backyard[igans] in turn, which to me = too much Playhouse Disney and Nick Jr. Erin, bless her heart, is plopped in the exersaucer or onto the playmat, snot and all, while I “chore.”
It all needs to get done, but I want time to love on my kids, too. Seth is getting old enough to recognize where he falls on the priority chart, and I want him to know he is at the tip-top. It wasn’t so much of an issue when there was only one underfoot, and he was content to “help” with the chores…but now.
Advice? Tips? C’mon, people. Blogger lets you leave a comment for a reason. Talk to me!