Saturday, April 17, 2010

Juggling Act

I'm up before the crack of dawn because we gotta get movin' today.  So much to do with little ones.  The morning will start of with a 9am T-ball game for my son.  My hubby will take him to the game while I get the little one up, fed, and dressed for the day. If there is any time before we leave the house, I will try to straighten it because I won't have time before the sitter comes to watch the kids so that Hubby and I can go out for our date night.

The Bug and I will go to the field where my hubby and I will do the hand off for swim lessons. He will take The Bug to swim lessons and I will stay and finish out the T-ball game with my son.  After it's done, he and I will go to the swim center where I will change my clothes to get ready for a bridal shower that I am attending this afternoon.  Then I will hand off my son to my husband after the little one's swim lessons, and then I'm rolling out for a bridal shower that's scheduled to be 4 1/2 hours long and that I'll still be late for because even with all the juggling, we can't do that hand-off any earlier because of the time of my Buggy's swim lesson.  Whew! That's a lot of juggling in a short amount of time. I will be on the road by the time my husband wrangles the kids and gets them home. I'll get home maybe 30 minutes before the babysitter arrives, in which time I will greet my family and then continue to organize the house so that she doesn't think that we live in a pit.

I feel like I'm running on empty. My husband was gone most of last week for a business trip. He's home and I feel like we haven't had 2 seconds to spend together due to trying to organize our plans for the weekend.  I'm still recuperating from not having him home for a week. I'm sleep-deprived and exhausted. He's still trying to get over his jet lag and get back in the rhythm of being home. Date night will be a relief and purposefully scheduled so that we can have some time together.  It's the time between now and date night that's going to be a juggling act.


  1. heather, enjoy date night!! you deserve it. i am sitting here stressed about how to handle my day but i don't have two kids and husband like you do. i don't know how you do it!

  2. Heather, give yourself a break! You are reminding me of your last year of teaching right now. When Will goes away again, you have to miss things. You just have to. You can't run your life, which is done through pure love and teamwork, on your own without Will's help. I am going to lecture you in person tomorrow since I hope you're on a fabulous date night right now and then you sleep in tomorrow. But really, dear, your day is OUT OF CONTROL! (although actually, quite controlled down to the minute so truly, kuddos for you! But enough already!)