Thursday, October 11, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Well, if you've visited my blog in the past few weeks, you've probably been less than impressed. The same old post on motherhood-induced insomnia has been sitting there staring at readers for almost a month now.

I really thought that once school started for the boys I would be overwhelmed with time to write (without distractions). I mean, with those five glorious hours, I should have at least enough time to crank out two posts for the week, right? Ha - I guess the joke was on me!

Those five glorious hours have turned into a mad dash to catch up on things that I have let slip because I've been chauffeuring two boys to school, soccer practice, piano lessons, gym play time and fall activities.

We also squeezed in another trip to see my mom, which fortunately went nothing like the last trip to her house.

And over the past month I've learned a very valuable lesson about preschool. When your child gets "homework" in preschool, it's really homework for mom and dad. So evenings (and occasionally a rushed morning when I forget about the "homework" the night before) are now spent cutting, coloring, coming up with words that start with the letter C, and planning themed preschool snacks that look like circles, puppies, fire engines and more. Sure this is the same stuff we do even when the boys aren't in school. But now I actually have to do it on some kind of a schedule since the boys are in school during the time we would usually do this kind of thing. Let me let you in on a little secret... Preschool is really practice for parents.

On top of all the chauffeuring, road trips and homework, I am still trying to keep up with the other important things that need to get done, like checking facebook and watching all the season premiers on TV.

Needless to say, I haven't had much time to focus on writing since school started. So my apologies for the lack of posts over the past month. But I have plenty of posts ready to write, so stay tuned! New posts should be popping up very soon... just not tonight because I will be busy coming up with more "C" words and planning a dinosaur snack (ok, and watching Grey's Anatomy).


  1. Homework in preschool? That sounds like something they should do at school, but mine are older now. I understand not having the time, but good luck. I'm the family chauffeur too. Visiting from SITS!

  2. Life before blogging. Good choice!

    My kids are 14-21 now. I miss preschool. They were so excited about everything; there was so much discovery. And they still really liked me a lot. Now I'm just tolerated much of the time.

    Yes, it's busy. But you'll miss it when it's all over. Sorry it's made your life crazy.

    Happy Sharefest.

  3. Hi Kim, I'm happy that you found a moment to post. I know how busy life can get. Our son started a preschool program recently. Uh-oh, preschool homework? Visiting from Sharefest, Cynthia

  4. yeah, it's so hard with preschoolers. I can't come up with any blog posts if I don't actually schedule time for writing when I'm home alone. I hope it's gonna be easier when they go in primary school. :)