May 21, 2009


I've been terribly uninspired lately. I've just been trying to get through the day-to-day stuff - work, bills, cleaning. And then there's the other stuff that crops up. Griffin's cold that turned into bronchitis. His baptism that's coming up on Sunday (which means more cleaning, more money spent on food, and many, many trips to the store to find an appropriate outfit for him to wear).

I really thought things would calm down after the golf event at work was over and I was able to take some vacation time once again (this time last year I was saving up all of my time for maternity leave), but right now it feels just as hectic and I'm really disappointed. I was imagining taking walks with Griffin and going to the park. Instead, I come home from work and I'm exhausted and he's still in that phase where he needs a bit of a late afternoon nap or he turns into a bit of a monster (a cute one, but a monster nonetheless). Balancing a baby's needs with the schedule of a 12-year old is quite challenging and I struggle with it all the time - naps and baths vs Little League and science fairs. Sometimes it's too much.

So I'm overwhelmed and therefore uninspired to write much.


Jason said...

Parenting is largely a battle between production and sanity. I honestly have no idea how people pull them both off at the same time.

Megan said...

And here I thought parenting was just a battle for sanity! ;)

Wait until you all have 3, that's when it gets REALLY interesting.

Tracy said...

It's the age difference that's killing me. I'd like to go into more detail, but Griffin keeps deleting everything I'm typing - this is the third time I've written this.

Patrick is busy with Duncan's baseball team at least three times a week (they don't get home until 8:30 PM) and I'm just plain exhausted.