I'm also a writer.
And sometimes it's not easy trying to be both things at once.
For example, it can be hard to FOCUS when one of my children runs into the nearest bathroom while pulling down their pants.
If they don't come out right away, I brace myself for the possibilities:
1) They will run out of toilet paper.
2) They will need wiping.
3) They will clog the toilet, run out of toilet paper, and need wiping all at the same time.
It's also hard to FOCUS on writing when your kids are screaming in the next room.
When my daughter started full time kindergarten this year, I was SO EXCITED.
I thought I would get SO MUCH DONE while everyone was at school.
And I do accomplish a lot, however... I have so many jobs:
2) Grocery Getting
3) Floor Scrubbing and Vacuuming
4) Other Shopping
5) I still do Veterinary related work on my days off from the hospital
6) Exercise the dogs
7) Exercise myself
8) Yard work
9) Volunteer at School
10) General Cleaning (it never ends, does it?)
Other people claim they get the majority of their writing done after their kids go to sleep.
I'm assuming they must use sedatives on their children on a nightly business.
Is that safe?
I mean, it wears me out just getting the kids to bed.
They need a drink.
They are hungry.
They run around like crazy, ignoring my pleas for them to get upstairs, brush their teeth, and go to bed.
I mean, don't get me wrong.
I love my kids.
It's just that sometimes I think about how much time I had before becoming a parent and
What a fool I was.
And no wonder I read so many books. (Lucky me!)
Somehow I do manage to get it all done.
However, I am usually tired (like every other mother I know).
Not sure there is a cure for that, but at least I'm never bored!
My life is exciting, fulfilling, and challenging.
I know my life is blessed, and appreciate every aspect--
even the ones that drive me nuts (like starting the day with a clogged toilet courtesy of my son's overzealous wiping--which has happened more often than I care to admit).
This blog post was inspired by the Writer Mama Bloghop organized by Sharon Bayliss.
HERE is her blog.
HERE is the #BlogHop Linky:
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