Dear Midweek Mommy,
I can say I’m happy and sorry to see you.
Happy, because thank the stars, it’s midweek!
Sorry, because goodness… it’s only midweek.
You look good for midweek. I can see you’ve showered most days and even managed to get the kids dressed before noon. A+ for you!
You can do it- only a couple of days more before the weekend arrives.
Another Midweek Mommy
For the WAHM (Work-At-Home-Mom for those who are new) all of my days tend to run together. If you’re like me, you focus more on schedules and small chunks of time instead of these things called days. Personally, my days are broken into the time between Little Bear’s snacking schedules and the small promise of naptime. Three hours, here. Four hours, there. You get the picture. (No, there are no large chunks of naptimes for three or four hours, though that would be lovely.)
It is amazing both how much and how little I am able to squeeze into those 3 hours on average. Sometimes, I’m able to work, eat, straighten and vacuum. Other times I’m struggling to find and consume my cold cup of coffee. Just yesterday I warmed up the same cup of coffee three times. Three. Times. My studies show, it doesn’t change the taste. Small miracles. If you have any real suggestions, I’m happy to hear them. None of this Sleep when the baby sleeps nonsense. I have an infant, a 2 1/2-year-old and I work from home. Off with your head!
Working from home, with and without distractions and changes in routine, is difficult. On the smoothest of days, you still go to bed way too late and overly exhausted. But you get up early the next day to do it all over again. You do it because you’re strong, because your babies need you and because you really love your job. Or at least I do.
So, Midweek Mommy. You’ve got this. You’re doing well, even if you’re holding your eyes open with Duplo blocks or falling asleep as you nurse the baby. Grab yourself another cup of coffee or tea and we’ll see you bright and early again tomorrow.