So by now you all know that I am currently not working but am at home with my kids when they are not in school. To save money we have pulled Peyton from full time daycare and Walker is at the afterschool program for three days instead of five. Since this is a time when Walker can play with all his friends we didn’t want him to feel punished by taking away playtime with his friends.
So now my schedule of obviously quite different from what it was before. I used to get up and be out of the door by 6:15 to catch the 6:30 bus to Hartford. I would be exhausted by 9:00 at night. After several months I have finally adapted and can sleep later than 5:00 in the morning. Thank goodness! I can also stay up much later at night. That extra time has been used to kill virus’s obtained from Facebook but that subject is for another day.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Walker is in the afterschool program and Tuesday’s and Friday’s Walker comes home with Peyton and I. Peyton is only in school Tuesday through Friday from 10:45am to about 3:00 in the afternoon. But since I pick up the kids on Tuesday and Friday I need to be at the school at 2:30 but on Wednesday and Thursday the bus brings Peyton home at about 3:10. This doesn’t include any play dates or other extra circular activities that may be planned.
So this brings me to the fact that I used to make fun of a friend of mine who would call me up at work and ask, “What day is it”? Are you kidding me? How can you not know what day it is? Laugh as you may but I am here to tell you that when your vigorous schedule no longer exist and you have to adhere to your children’s’ schedule it is not as clear cut as you would imagine. The consistency made it much easier.
I am certainly up for the change and challenge. Lord knows my time is much more appreciated and acknowledged. So Mary… this one is for you… don’t be surprised if I call and ask you, “What day is it”?