My kids have been gone a week. And it is going okay. I miss them like crazy but they are having so much fun.
Sometimes ( a lot) of the time I feel like I am a bad parent because I work full time and can not give my kids this summer experience myself. I think that is the hard part. I want to be that mom. I do a lot of things for my kids and I know that.
Sometimes I think that is my problem. I try to over compensate because I work and feel guilty. So I work my 40 hours and sometimes more. And then volunteer, I am a boyscout popcorn mom for our Pack and pack trainer, Girl Scout cookie mom and drive for field trips. I teach religious education and then drive car pool for swim team, dance and Mikey's therapies. I also am a swim team judge and help at meets.
I want to be there and be involved but I also need to work. I do not know how to find that balance or how to say No. I am trying to do better with that one.
My goal for while the kids are gone is to work on me and my house. I am not the most organized and never have been. Because during the week I am so on the go I tend to dump things and not deal with that.
So I did have a plan set to start but then we had the flood. So I am starting this week. This week is washing all laundry and getting it all away. And cleaning out clothes that do not fit. And the shoes need to fixed. I have a sorting system but that is not working and the snow boots are still out....I think I might have a problem.
I will update on Wed ... I hope.