Day 1, Week 1
Today is Day 1, Week 1.
We have 6 weeks before the end of the semesters when Dr Me will be home for a chunk of time again for the winter break. Two-day weekends are not enough. Given the choice I am hoping that we will be out of adjunct work after this coming semester. If not, I am hoping he is high enough up on the totem pole, so to speak, so that we can have the option of at least having a three-day weekend. It would make the time that he spends away a little easier. There is always they “honey-do” list at home and we want to make sure the girls also feel like they have gotten time with Daddy as well. Oh and perhaps try and squeeze sometime out for ourselves in there as well before he leaves again. So usually we have not even grand plans, but just some hopes of getting a few things done and unfortunately they usually do not get done.
But now that I have been cleared to do as I tolerate we will see what I can get done during the week(s) on my own with the three girls.
Right now we joked that my goals for this week are:
- Not to lose my sanity (this is the doubtful one.) 🙂
- Get some sleep and food and not just take care of the kids needs for these
- Try to keep up with the dishes and laundry and
- Maybe get some work done
Since this is the first time with three kids on my own for more than a couple of hours we didn’t want me to be too ambitious this week. 🙂
Of course there are tons of things I’d like to accomplish before Dr Me gets home on Friday, a lot of little things that in theory when they are completed should make things a little easier for me with the girls. Some of it is setting up things for Miss F to hopefully have something to entertain her as I help the other two girls as they get ready for bed at night or get dressed for the day.
And some of it is also adjusting and trying things out… My body to wearing Miss F in the Moby Wrap. Trying the cloth inserts we have now that Miss F is big enough for the small gDiapers. Trying the GroVia diapers we have to see how she likes and wears those.
I have a feeling the “schedule” we are on will have to have some tweaking. But that is to be expected. We will see how we do.