I harbor no delusions: This post and topic is lifestyle-specific and won’t apply, at least not in full, to lots of folks. However, if you’re in a situation like mine, I’m hoping it might be a smidge helpful. So, what’s our situation? John works a full-time job that is currently/temporarily at home. He has set office hours, coworkers, meetings, and deadlines that don’t allow flexibility. Thankfully, he doesn’t work weekends. I’m self-employed, which means I have flexibility and can focus my efforts on keeping a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old alive. For much of the last year, I’ve woken up around 5:30 to work for a couple hours before they were up. (This whole month, though, I’ve chosen to sleep in but need to restart the 5 am alarm in March). I also work on Sundays and the occasional Saturday. Throw in all my other responsibilities–DWAA, CWA, the animals, appointments, Astrid’s various therapies, our sign language classes, keeping the house somewhat clean and running smoothly, feeding four people and three animals a million times a day, etc etc etc–I’m stretched really thin. By the time the girls are asleep, I fall into bed exhausted. Anyone else feeling like this?
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