Monday, February 23, 2009

Any Writing Today?

Sadly, I didn't write this weekend. It's only party my fault, though, since kiddo #1 was running a high fever and I had to take her to the ER. (She has bronchitis and is as defiantly-not-napping as usual today.)

I thought I might get some quiet time today in which to write, so while the sick one was eating lunch and the baby was playing on a blanket, I cleaned house and set up a perfect writing spot away from my computer. Then, after lunch, I put #1 in bed, nursed #2 to sleep (and then had to transfer him to the swing), and ate my own lunch. Since then, I have been running in and out of #1's room and placing her gently back into her bed. Grrrr.

What's a mom to do?

If she does nap, the baby will undoubtably awaken at that precise moment.

So now, in order to write tonight, I'll have to skip my yoga class, which I had been looking forward to.

Please tell me, if you are a writing parent, that these days get better. Don't tell me they will continue for ever. I just can't handle that.

*sigh* I need a video monitor.


Michele Thornton said...

They DO get better! I found that somewhere between 4-6 kids start becoming very good at playing on their own. They wipe their own bottoms, get themselves ready for bed, and even fix their own snacks..or at least don't scream at the top of their lungs for food, but ask politely (most of the time).

Playdates, instead of having you running around the house on all fours, become these magical spaces of time when you can write.

Hang in there. I loved my daughter's baby years, but I like age 6 even better. And the conversations...well, too fantastic.

Amber Lough said...

I love my kids at every age, of course, but I do look forward to kindergarten and helping them with school. I LOVED school, and I know they will, too, so I'm super excited for those days to come. Plus, the extra writing time will be nice!

cindy said...

i think you're doing great! and when do they go to bed? i always wrote around 8.30pm - 10pm when they were in bed?

but little henry probably isn't so consistent at bed time yet?

Nel said...

My kids are now 16, 13 and 9 and while it is better than the really young time in other ways it is worse. Instead of a nose/bum wiper and 24 hour food processor you graduate to being a chauffeur. At least I get to write in the car while I'm waiting for them to finish various sports activities!