It’s been a little while since I’ve written. We moved to a new house in a new town, and life has been somewhat chaotic. And, as many parents will relate to, I’ve been navigating the sometimes impossible gap between the end of camp and the beginning of the school year. While it’s a fun and eventful time, my clients don’t always understand that I can’t meet a deadline because I promised my toddler I’d take him for frozen yogurt. It’s a stressful time involving little sleep, lots of delayed promises, and too many guilt-ridden choices.
But I’ve also found that I’m less stressed when I go with it. Constantly feeling like I should be doing something else — finishing a work assignment or calling a contractor to fix something in the house — when I’m relaxing with my kids doesn’t do anything but distract me and make me a less-present mom, which keeps anyone from having any fun. And so, I’m attempting to go with the end-of-summer insanity, to accept the fact that I can’t accomplish everything I need to, but the things I am doing — even if it’s just playing Operation or watching the Olympics with my little ones — are more than enough.
As we all know, there’s no fighting August. All we can do is embrace it, and try to enjoy the sunshine and cuddles. After all, soon school will start, with a whole new set of challenges. Homework, anyone?
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