Archives for: April 2008, 11
So much has happened, I don't know where to start. Right now, my boys are playfighting on the toy room floor. Sean is 5 and Josh is 8. Sean is still gluten free and casein free. Josh is managing his sensory issues quite well, and I do my best to be patient with both of them. But tonight I am tired and Dad is out of town, so I think my temper may flare before the night is over.
Even blogging about it helps me relax. How do single parents cope? I just keep reminding myself not to sweat the small stuff, and to make sure that we all are on the same schedule! If mom has to get up early, so do they. If mom is tired, we all go to bed.
Take tomorrow morning for example: I plan to run 10 slow miles with two friends of mine. The boys will roughhouse at the YMCA daycare, and then I will challenge them while I try to rest. Swimming perhaps? Free rock climbing lessons? Luckily tomorrow is family play day, so I should be able to find something where they move and I get to sit down and recover. Planning, planning, balancing. It really is a balancing act, isn't it?