We relaxed the rules on electronics, which means they spent far too much time in front of the computer. They got to sleep late, which means I was up for what seemed like hours before they showed their faces, and bedtime was pushed forward so much I wanted to go to bed before them.
Tomorrow that will change. Back to routine in a good way for me; not so much for them. Although I feel as if we didn’t do nearly enough things we were a bit lazier in the delineation between week days and weekends. For this, I like routine.
I like having some sort of structure and waving my kids goodbye as they head to school each day pushes my start button. I go to my office and try to be productive until they come home. Nobody is asking me to make lunch, go to the store or “just stop for a minute”.
It is hard balancing life as most of you know. It is also hard not to have guilt over whatever did not get the most attention. Easy to say “don’t worry” and harder to actually do.
I don’t know how I will feel about the end of summer when my children are finished with school but that is so far away it isn’t even worth contemplating.
For now, I am just thinking, here I go again.