Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year my friends! I've missed you.

I must say that not having a lap top in the living room seriously affected my computer usage over the holidays (both my folks and Mother-in-Law are desk top people). Having to go to a separate non-child friendly room to get on the computer just wasn't working out for me.

But we're back in DC now. Flew back in on the 3rd (up at 5 am for that adventure). Security was a bit crazy and both my children were patted down...seriously. I was so so so happy to be home. I really missed my bed. I really missed our place. I really missed our routine. Don't get me wrong, we all had an awesome time seeing everyone, but being away from home for 16 days with 2 little kids is pretty exhausting.

So, here we are in 2010. I've been doing catch-up since we got back and have been trying to get things in order for this new lovely year. Always good to try and start off organized, right?

Most exciting development is that the babe is in preschool until 3:30 pm now. I don't want to moan and whine, but that girl was giving me a run for my money and the afternoons had become a battlefield of unhappiness at our place. Naps were getting screwed up, fighting and time-outs had become standard. Eventually she broke me. The hubby and I decided it was best for everyone to move the babe into the full day program. She now eats lunch and naps at school. So far so good.

The little guy and I have a little more time to get things done, hang out and be a little more stress-free. And I now get to make the babe's lunch every night before I go to bed. It's a new year and a new routine.

I am dealing with a bit of guilt as I am a stay-at-home Mom and all, but I was seriously considering going back to work to get away from the stress at home. This seems like a better resolution for everyone. And the thought of giving up my time with the little guy brought me to tears. The babe and I had a solid uninterrupted 2 years together, and I'd like to have that with the little guy as well.

On the school note, I'd like to brag a little...as I dropped off the babe yesterday morning, I was complimented by one of her teachers. She said I am very good at labelling the babe's things and that she wished other parents were like me. I replied I was a bit obsessive about it, but she told me I'm diligent. Now that makes a stay-at-home Mom feel proud.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I am one of the "other" parents the teacher referred to... not too diligent, we label sporadically, forget gym clothes on gym day and forget lunch bag on special trip day.. You can defiantly be proud of you diligence!! J