Monday, March 14, 2011

This is Life!

     So, I have finally gotten around to getting back on here again.  Isn't it amazing how some days during motherhood you can feel like you might finally be in control of some things.  You have a schedule that worked that day and you might even get some "me" time.  Then the next day it all seems to get out of control again.  I know, that's motherhood.  Do any of you ever wish that you could have an hour or so, just to get something done?  Of course, whenever we get that hour, we don't know what to do with ourselves!

     My husband works long and strange hours, so, for the most part, the kids and I have ourselves to schedule around.  When he finally gets a day or two off, then we normally get completely off schedule, but we love it.  That is why I haven't been on the past two days.  Family time can be few and far between, so we try and take advantage of it when it comes.  Does your husband or significant other work a regular 8-5 job, shift work, or some other wonky schedule?  Right now, we are on a 6 pm-6 am Sun-Fri work schedule.  Of course, I find that misleading because they want the supervisors there at least 30 minutes before their shift, so my husband normally leaves between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm and doesn't get home until 6:30 am or 7 am.  Then off to sleep.

     Are there certain things that you don't do with the kiddos until your partner is home?  I use to do that, but found my son was missing out on things.  I now find out from my husband if there are certain things that he wants to either be there for the first time or do at a later date.  What are some of your favorite things to do with your kids when your hubby is at work and/or sleeping in preparation for work?  We love going to BabyTalk at the library and, when the weather gets nicer, going to the park and feeding the geese and ducks at the pond.  At home we like to listen to music and play in the bug tent.

     A perfect example of not having me time, I started writing this blog last night at 6:00 pm and I am just now getting the opportunity to finish it.  Darn you Daylight Savings Time!  I had been on such a roll too.  Well, hopefully, if Wild Man doesn't catch the bug that has been going around the house, I will be able to get the grocery shopping coupons and list up tonight, it could be tomorrow though. 

     Have fun with your little ones!

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