Things that are making me feel off:
1) I shattered the face of my iPhone and now I feel lost. I get tiny glass splinters when I try to slide and unlock it, and have more or less lost my ability to text. I will have to wait a week to replace it. I am adrift.
2) I have mosquito bites all over both of my feet. Itchy feet are not attractive + make me feel like I am going to lose my mind.
3) Our schedule needs a tweak, and something is feeling off until we problem-solve it.
Usually the husband gets home around 6, at which point both of us have been working very hard all day long and need a break. I need a break to wrap up work that is unfinished, make or finish making dinner, and just deal after being on-call for the little man solo all day. The hubs is fresh off an almost always slammed and break-less work day and a smelly train ride and could use a few to himself as well just to shake off the day and take care of himself. Little J usually eats dinner from 6 to 6:30 (as mentioned before, this is almost always a somewhat frustrating process), then goes into a bath-books-bed combo that ends around 7:30, at which point we shove food in our gullets, try to finish taking care of business (professional, life-related, and otherwise), and attempt to relax.
|Maniacal evening-time toddler on the loose. Adorable? Yes. Relaxing? No.|
I always get wonderful advice from my readers, so I'm hoping to hear more about your evenings, and how you combine the need to work and accomplish things with the need to unwind. Especially to those of you with young children, how do you keep the crazies at bay and get everyone to fed and to bed while still having some semblance of a calm evening? Is this even possible? All insight gratefully accepted.
In the meantime, I'm off to drink a Kombucha and pull up my socks.