Truth: Winter break is the worst time for any stay at home parent to get work done. Laundry isn’t even something that gets done is a realistic manner. My husband left for Florida on Wednesday morning, so we are going on 4 days of him being gone. I have three children, and my seven year old is home from school for another week. The two younger kiddos, 3 yers and 7 months are a chore on it’s own when we leave the house. Add my seven year old daughter and nope. We are all recluses. I refuse to set myself up for failure by taking them all out of the house on my own. Thank god for my parents for taking the older kiddos during my baby’s morning nap time. But the baby was cranky and refused to sleep until I had about thirty minutes of quiet time left to myself. I think I have completed four loads of laundry since his departure and only two of them have gotten put away in drawers. I hope to get the other two put away today to clear room for the load that is waiting in the dryer. Then I get to start the whole process over again in a day or two.
With all that said, writing at this time is just crazy business. I just want to relax and collect myself every quiet moment I get. I had a quiet night last night and I spent it watching DC Universe’s Titans on the floor of my kids’ playroom. It’s a long story but that’s the only room it would play in. It was worth it. Such a good show. I got two episodes knocked out and hope to finish it with before Arrow-verse returns to the CW after their winter break. In the mean time I have updated my website and updated my Film Freeway profile to reflect awards and such for Summons.
Side bonus, I figured out (Self diagnosed, more like) that I need a corrective surgery after having my youngest. Nothing serious, but who wants surgery? Looks like I might have some down time in a few weeks. I hope to have the first draft of Across the Veil done so I can work on editing and entering it into film festivals while I’m laid up.
If you are a stay at home parent who works or heck, just does house chores around the house, I applaud you. When it was just me and my older two, writing was no big deal. My husband was deployed when I wrote the most. Oldest was at school and the my son was taking good 2-3 hour naps after we both went to the gym. Now I’m hoping on hope that my son gets into the preschool program for his speech and communication issues so, not only can he get assistance there, but so that I can get a little more of a break. I love my kids, but lets be real, mommy can’t handle all three, all the time. I don’t like being JUST mom. I want to be mom, writer, traveler, wife, friend, gym rat and comic geek. Everyone will be happier once he gets to go to school. LOL Truth bomb right there.