I know that I'm not the only one with these issues - parents struggle with issues like this all the time. I'm just whining I suppose.
I need to go out of town for work in September. We have 2 conference per year and this one used to be in Kalamazoo, so it wasn't an issue then. Last year I skipped it as there was no way I could work it out. This year it is Thursday and Friday - and I really should probably go up Wednesday night since it is 3 hours away and starts at 8. I really missed out with not attending this conference last year - but I just don't know how I'm going to be able to go. My kids can't stay home alone and Malea has her first session back of gymnastics on that Thursday night :(
I need to take Malea out for a girl's night - but I need to figure out where to take Keagan. Both Grandma's have watched both of my kids a lot this summer and I don't want to burden them with watching him again. He's a pretty cool kid to hang out with ;) I really need to make a better effort to find someone locally. Malea deserves to have me sometimes. Keagan gets me plenty since Malea tends to do her own thing a lot of the time. I just would like to do back to school shopping with her without dragging Keagan along. They fight the whole time and he gets bored with how long it takes her to try clothes on.
Next weekend we are going to Michigan's Adventure - which will be a nice break for us. We all need a day of fun. The house is fun for me, but tiring and sore for me as well. It isn't so much fun for the kiddos. They are glad that we are getting close to the finish. They both know I want to do more houses - and hopefully future houses don't take this long. Just hoping that this sells quickly so that I can move on to finding the next one! I'd love to find one before the end of the year - but really want to sell this one first.
Going back to school is worrying me. So many places to be and not enough time. Malea could ride the bus in the morning, but Keagan can't and he can't stay home alone. I don't want him to grow up too fast, but it will be nice once he can stay home alone - at least for before and after school purposes. We have a few more years of him not being able to though. Malea is back in gymnastics - but the time I picked shouldn't be too stressful - so happy about that. It will just make bed time very rushed those nights. I was hoping she would take up a sport this year - volleyball or tennis, but she's back to not wanting to do either of those. I'm really hoping she'll really connect with someone new this year. She really needs a good friend - an encouraging friend and someone she can occasionally do things with. I'm really hoping for that this year. It would really improve everything so much in her life! I'd love for Keagan to find some little friends to play with as well - but generally he has cousins and sees them enough to not need this as much. He's still fine with talking to me and doing stuff with me...for now. He wants to play basketball, so I need to see if they have anything like that for his age group. I haven't noticed that before.
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)