This whole working thing has been a change of pace for sure.
My schedule these days?
7am - Get up with kids
8:30am- Braden off to school
9:00am- Casey goes down for nap
9-11am - Work during nap
11-2:30pm - Pick up Braden, feed kids, entertain kids, keep kids from engaging in suicide drops
2:30-4:30 - Work during nap
4:30-8:00pm - Feed kids, entertain kids, keep myself from engaging in suicide drop, kids to bed
8-10pm - Work.
10pm-7am - Watch DVRed crap reality television and sleep. (And no, I never get 9 hours of sleep. Ever.)
Rinse and repeat.
The intent has been to budget six hours a day for work. Some days are more successful than others, but the whole schedule has been a bit grueling and I feel like I'm in a constant race against the clock.
I don't want to complain, because I am really grateful for this short stint job. The money is good, it feels good to be working again, and it's something to add to my resume. But it is a gentle reminder that the whole juggle is very, very difficult.
If this were a more long term thing, I'd obviously look into childcare options which would make things a lot easier. But it's not, so I'll make due for the time being. And stick to the schedule.
I have more to say, but my time is up, and I'm feeling guilty for not doing the work I should be doing. Old habits die hard!