The older I get, the more I realize I have no idea what I am talking about. Waiiiiiit, what?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A day off...sort of

Today turned into an unexpected "day off". Without boring you with all of those details, of course, that is a good thing. Now, for obvious reasons, I don't want to complain about the adjustments of parenthood. I take them all gladly. But they are adjustments, and I feel strongly as though I am failing at making some of them. For instance, getting anything done. The weekend seems like barely enough time to get the basics done, and when Monday comes, I am usually frustrated because the To Do list has barely been touched (if at all) and I am still tripping/cursing over the same laundry basket full of clean clothes in the middle of our bedroom floor wondering if I will ever have my $#@! together. For me to be productive, I have to get on a roll, and we are finding that hard with Quinn. I know its not just us, my sister (who has taken care of many kids) and my Mother have commented several times that getting anything done while watching her is borderline impossible. The purchase of the "Friendly Toys Playzone" (basically, a playpen/baby gate/baby jail) will hopefully help with that as we can put Quinn in it and feel safe walking away for more than 10 seconds without worrying about her safety (She is quite enamored with outlets, the TV, and all other objects that are not considered toys and can be considered dangerous). So far, she seems happy playing in it, just need to keep enough toys in it to keep her occupied. Now, don't get me wrong, I didn't buy it with the intent of placing her in it and walking away for an hour to do chores. But I might be able to load the dishwasher or vaccum  or some other fairly quick task that will help prevent the house from becoming a giant trip hazard. And then when she finally drifts off to sleep at night, we might be able to cross something off the to do list and by the time the weekend comes, get to enjoy the time together. Wow, I really have a lot riding on the Friendly Toys Playzone. You get what I'm saying right? So today was a triumph because in addition to getting my car inspected and registered, I got to clean it (inside and out), came home and cleaned the house up with Jamie and then the three of us went to the beach. It was awesome! We are on a roll! After dinner, I might have a basketball workout with Kerry (Want a laugh? Come watch me attempt to exercise!). That's next on my list of momentum, exercise. I mean, people do it, right? Work full time, commute 100 miles a day, spend quality time at end of day with baby and spouse, and exercise, right? Am I the only one who finds this IMPOSSIBLE? Maybe its the negative implication of IMPOSSIBLE. I will work on that next. Anyways, it was a great day. I hope we are onto something here, figuring out how to get things done AND enjoy the day together...and maybe, just maybe, some exercise too:)