It's been quite the adjustment for everyone involved. Lukie has found himself with way more responsibility than ever before, I have homework again, and baby is away from both of us for a good chunk of the day. That was the kicker. Let me say that we could not *be* more fortunate. My SIL is taking care of her, and not only does she live super close, but her 4 year old son is gingersnap's favourite person in the whole wide world :)
That doesn't mean that it's going super smoothly, but I'm sure it would be a lot harder than if we had to use some other form of child care. The three hardest things to date?
- Finding time to cook and bake. Those are not optional in our home and the amount of time I have to do them is down by a lot. Today is inspiring me to call Sunday baking days since it is so freaking miserable here ... that might help ;)
- The work/homework/life balance thing. I don't enjoy sitting in the living room doing my homework while gingersnap plays. But there isn't enough time to finish if I don't ... and finally
- She doesn't care that I'm gone. This is wonderful because I know she's really happy where she is ... but it sucks because I spend all my time thinking about her and often when we go to pick her up she isn't ready to leave.
Anywho that's life right now. From a hobby point of view, little projects can get worked on because this first part of the year is a lot of discussion and no one cares that my needles are flying :)