People keep asking how we're adjusting to life with two kids, especially now that I'm back at work. To be honest, WONDERFUL! In fact, much better than I expected. I'd like to pretend that we're super parents, but we know all your prayers and the graciousness of our Heavenly Father are the main reasons! Plus, he's blessed us with a great sleeper.
Another factor is that I'm not putting a lot of pressure on myself right now. I wrote out our perfect schedule which includes daily workouts, play dates, household chores and bedtime routines. The goal is to get there eventually, but for now I'm easing in. Some days go as they should while others include a much needed nap. Most of the chorse get done, but I'm not sweating the ones that aren't. Ya'll it's just a process.
For now my mornings include a lot of coffee for energy, even more make-up to cover-up the dark circles under my eyes, and a super messy desk that I never seem to get around to cleaning. Plus I have my normal shoots both in the studio and out in the field.
I have to admitt that I really do enjoy being back at work. It's a creative outlet for me that allows be to help support our family as well. A win/win if you will. We also have a lot of exciting changes coming up on the show. Between the six weeks I had away and the fun things ahead, I feel like I can approach working with a fresh attitude which was much needed.
After work I've been working out, cleaning house, or running errands. Some days everything gets done and others days my "to do" list stays long without a single item being marked off, and I'm okay with that for now.
What I won't budge on is quality time with the kiddos. So far this week we've been to the park, the library, and McDonald's. It's the small things that they love, and I've come to cherish. I'll never remember that pile of dishes in the sink, but I'll never forget Eli's cheesy grin over chicken nuggets!
I am trying to keep up with a somewhat regular routine which includes dinner, family time, a quick load of laundry, bath time and bedtime. Last night we happened to include church in our little schedule.
Of course the night ends with lots of hugsand kisses. By the way, that would be BEFORE our epic bedtime battle with Eli. Eric and I will win the war one day! Until then, we're taking it one day at a time and soaking in each precious moments. So, yeah...we're adjusting.