Mondays in this house are CRAZY! They start with my getting the kids up and Z ready for school. She is in one of those 3-day half-day preschool programs and LOVES school! So we go and drop her off and usually B and I head to the gym where he fights me leaving him in the kids play area and I try to rush through a workout in case he doesn’t calm down. He usually does and just fusses when I try to leave but every once in a while he won’t calm down and they will come find me. He is a Momma’s boy for sure and I am pretty sure he wants to be surgically attached to me so that he never has to leave me again. Z is the opposite. She walked into that first day of school and the teacher had to remind her to give me a hug goodbye because she was already in the room. She loves me, this I know, but she is independent and social and has zero problems being dropped off anywhere, with anyone. So once we get done with the gym, we head to the grocery store to stock up on stuff for the week and then head back to pick up Z.
Once we get home its lunch time and then they both go down for a nap! Yes, I will repeat they BOTH take a 1.5-2 hour nap EVERYDAY! It is a time each day I very much look forward to. Now, if you’re one of those moms who think I need to treasure each moment and should never look forward to nap time, you probably won’t like my blog much. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and I do treasure the moments but some days the only thing that keeps me sane is that hour and a half of peaceful quietness. My kids are crazy… they NEVER stop moving and playing and destroying and arguing and everything toddlers like to do. They require constant attention and supervision which means I get that hour and a half to sit uninterrupted at my computer to actually accomplish something work related.
Once they wake up from that nap, all bets are OFF. They want me to play and they want snacks/water/the very breath I breathe. Working in the afternoons on Mondays (and Wednesdays and Fridays) is basically sitting at the computer for two minutes every 30. I sit at the computer for about 30 seconds before one of them wants me for something. I have stopped no less than 8 times writing this already and I am a fast typer. I always try to have the mindset of cherishing the times they need me or want me to play with them because I know they won’t last forever but, truthfully, most days I am fighting frustration for the constant breaking of concentration.
Luckily since I make my own hours and don’t need to work a full-time schedule, the constant interruptions aren’t that big of a deal. Especially on Mondays. Mondays I spend the day catching up on emails/messages/social media inquiries/etc and make sure I have all of the inventory required to complete the current open orders. At any given time we usually have 10-20 open orders and we don’t keep everything we offer in stock since the suppliers we use ship same day and get to us the next day (or two days later). Getting that done with interruptions is easy because each individual task only takes a few minutes at a time. Mondays are chaotic because we are running around all morning but work-wise, its the easiest day of the week to be a WAHM!