i used to have 3 hours.
3 hours every afternoon.
oh glorious nap time!
3 hours to accomplish stuff. house work. email. blog posts. monthly & weekly updates.
3 hours to relax & reconnect. enjoy pinterest. read blogs. catch up with friends.
3 hours allowed plenty of time for my quiet time.
in the last 6 months my 3 hours has turned into 10 minutes, on a good day.
how did that happen?
you might ask.
i always ask!
oh yes, liberty’s nap is roughly an hour and a half.
my opportunity to accomplish stuff, relax & reconnect has been brutally reduced by half.
but now that sterling doesn’t nap, liberty’s naptime has become our time to do “homeschool.”
which means we do a reading lesson and any number of other monitored activities including, but not limited to: writing and/or spelling practice, simple math using a variety of hands on concepts (including apps, which i oversee), calendar learning, and various worksheets to reinforce concepts. it’s with great joy that i engage sterling during his educational adventure, but truth be told, it leaves me little time for the other things i used to accomplish during the afternoon stretch.
instead i find myself using the little energy i have left over at the end of the day trying to keep up with all the stuff that’s not getting done. dishes. laundry.
and, oh yeah, trying to also find free homeschool resources online.
it’s been a challenging journey for sure… and i’m sure i could be doing a better job in each area… but currently i don’t have perspective to know how.
mostly I just want to cry because i want my 3 hours back!
so those of you with perspective… or an ounce of encouragement ;)… i’m open to your advice.
looking forward to finding the time to learn from you.