Monday, 28 March 2016

The Hardest Part of a Blog Post is the Pictures

I honestly think that I would blog more if it wasn't for having to upload pictures.  I love a good post with some good pictures but the whole getting the pictures from my camera to my computer, sorting through them and uploading them into a post is such a chore.  And so instead of doing all that I just don't blog at all.

Let me tell you about being a working mom.  I know I'm not the first to do it and I won't be the last, but it's hard.  It's not really as hard as I thought....we are adapting to it, we're getting through the day.  But it's definitely been a change.

Before I go to bed I need to make sure that everything is ready for the next day, my clothes are ready, Parker's bag is ready, my lunch is ready and I've showered.  I mean, I don't have to do all of this.  But if I want to sleep until 6am then I do.  And I need my sleep to be able to function.  (Someone should tell Parker that at 2am).

Due to my hour commute I'm pretty crammed for time.  I have to drop Parker off before 7 to get to work for 8 so that I can leave right at 4 to be home for him at 5.  No working overtime. Unless of course I have arranged for Ryan to pick him up.  Which sometimes is a blessing, but sometimes when I'm in the middle of something leaving at 4 is tough.  

That's been the toughest part.  There used to be so much flexibility.  I could work the hours I wanted, I could grocery shop when I wanted or stop at the mall on my way home. 

I understand now why people with kids get annoyed when people without kids say that they are busy.  And I only have one kid and he doesn't play sports yet, so I don't even know what busy is!  People without kids are busy too.  But it's a different kind of busy.  Their busy is by choice, it's all things they've chosen to add into their day, whereas once you have kids the busy is all of the things that you have to do for them, and of course love to do for them, but you can't just stop.

And then at the end of the day when all of that stuff is done and I have a tiny little person crawling all over me and clinging to my legs, blogging doesn't happen.  But I want it to.  I want to remember these moments and what life is like at that stage.  So I'm going to try harder.  I promise.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

If I Fits I Sits

Yes I am still alive.  This working for a living thing is no joke.  I know moms do it all the time and moms do it with more than one kid, but I now have so much respect for them!  Life is busy!  But that's a different topic for a different day.  (If I ever get time to blog about it.)

Have you seen the cat video "If I fits, I sits"?  I don't actually spend my time watching cat videos on a regular basis, but that one is great.  And I've decided that Parker must have a bit of cat in him.

This kid cracks me up.  Yesterday he cleared off an open shelf, crawled in and sat down.  He didn't last long enough for me to take a picture.  The one I find the funniest is when he crawls into the oven drawer.  He has also crawled into his toy bin and sat in it while playing.

Whaever keeps him entertained....