of the four members of this household are on vacation, essentially
rendering the days of the week irrelevant. For the next eight weeks I am
the only one who with be tethered to a schedule. Scott and Robby are on
summer vacation, and Timmy is happy to tag along with just about
anybody, especially if there is the promise of either lollipops or
seeing animals. I will be the only one with work responsibilities.
Thankfully my new job affords me increased flexibility, which will be
put to the test over the next two months. Unlike other summers, I will
no longer need to wake up at 4 AM to get all of my work done before
everybody else wakes up. I still have projects and timelines, but
everything is more manageable. I am less stressed and a happier person
since I took my new position.
In fact, everybody in this house
has benefited from my new professional adventure. I have more time to
spend with Timmy during the day. Although I was home with him before, I
was always busy and struggling to keep everything in motion. Now I can
log off and leave my work behind for a few hours, allowing me to
concentrate completely on my little buddy. I know that I am a better
Mom. I am no longer constantly stressed and frazzled, a difference that
both Robby and Scott have noticed. I am both happier and more relaxed.
This summer will be the real test. I'm optimistic that I will be able
to enjoy more time and activities with my boys without the constant
exhaustion and stress that arises from waking before dawn to tackle
work. Even though I'm working, I'm looking forward to an awesome summer
vacation with my boys.