Every few seconds someone yells “Mom!”, the mini muffins smell slightly burnt in the oven, and dual monitors buzz while I try to answer emails and wonder if working right now is a charade and I may as well surrender to the beach. Summer vacation is here and I toggle between happy nostalgia and the feeling of being pulled. Today will be spent at my home office until noon then a friend’s pool with lots of little girls. I am at a certain age where I understand that expectations can fall flat and I try to apply that to the summer and pretty much know that dreams of quality time slip away.
~ pause to find DS charger ~
This summer, I will muster up my best mom moves and I will put all that I can into work as well. Six months ago, I made New Year’s resolutions. For the first time, I wrote them down and they actually stuck.
1. Getting there on time. I haven’t missed a flight since!
2. Cleaning out my closet. Wow, that felt good and it is still rather tidy.
3. Blogging. I now write regularly for work and for play.
I found that by typing up three concrete actions and publishing them on the Internet, I have been able to honor these commitments to myself. So today, as my girls begin the first week of vacation, I have decided to give summer resolutions a try. Off of the top of my head, I will go again for three.
~ pause to clean dog vomit ~
My summer resolutions are:
1. Have at least three full-attention conversations, no distractions, with each daughter.
~ Pause to play Jishaku ~
2. Get a new client.
3. Partake in an outside activity every day.
And in September, when new backpacks are lined up along the wall, I will take inventory and see how I did.