Thursday, January 20, 2011

I love my kids, but....

I love my kids, but I get so stressed out at random days off for them (ie, sick days, snow days, early dismissals).  I wish I could take this more in stride, but we live with such a tightly wound schedule that neither the girls nor I do well without our regular structure. Not to mention, that I work, and find it very difficult to get much work done with the girls at home.  I feel like I end up being a nearly full time chef and maid on those days and can’t manage to fulfill my other responsibilities. 

I find that when we have a scheduled week or so off, we do very well.  I always plan one outing out of the house, even if it just a trip to the grocery store or library, and I don't have the expectation that I will be able to work.  I enjoy the time with girl, and being able to be a bit more laid back.  That is what my “vacation” days are for! 

Now that more snow is expected tonight, I'm preparing myself for another disruption in schedule, but I'm not sure where I will find the time to make up the work. I don't think staying up in the wee hours of the night is the best solution because it only makes handling the day off harder when I'm exhausted. 

How do you balance this?  Advice please…


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