I survived my son’s first year of preschool! Was there any doubt?
Well… Um, no, not all! Everyone has to go through it, and for the most part come out at the other end a little wiser for it. I can always hope, right?
Last fall, I shared Growing Wings with you all about my son heading off to his first day of preschool (practically kindergarten M-F 8-2:30). Really, was that last year already? Wow, has the time flown!
So now summer is upon us, and I’m trying to brace for another transition. Back to 24/7 mama duty. The non-stop talking, yelling, sibling fighting, bouncing off the walls, etc. are here again. The complete silence of uninterrupted quiet time–gone. The morning slot where I squeezed some projects in–gone. And if I give into my lazy streak of wanting to sleep in and letting the kids stay up late, I will not have any writing time period.
But I am not waving my white flag. No sir-ee. I will not give up. I will not surrender. I’ve got a plan–a schedule! I might even go so far as color code it….nah…
I am determined to make it through this summer without parking my kids in front of the TV for hours on end. And I am determined to finish the projects that I have set before me this year. Such as getting Darkened Hope ready for you all. And in the meantime, write another short story, release another Tales of Nälu volume two, rewrite book III, and have some fun giveaways or something. Among the myriad of other projects I’ve got going on. Maybe I need to cut back or something… Ha!
We shall see. My brain can only keep track of so much stuff before it starts to flatline. But I’m gonna be careful, taking time to refuel and refresh. And did I mention I have a schedule? We’re gonna do all sorts of fun things, artsy things, educational things…quiet time will be a mandate for the sanity of all. We cannot sleep in, bedtime will remain intact. I will write!
You know, I’m telling y’all this, so I don’t plow a rut and get stuck in it. I need the accountability. Because if I slip up, I will be flattened. My productivity will cease. And I might just end up sleeping through summer and chasing after the wind.
Here’s to an awesome summer with my kiddos, because, you know, life is short, and they grow up way too fast and all.
So how’s your summer looking? Any special plans?