Day 6 – MC
I guess the darkest night is just before dawn. And today really felt like a new beginning. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that I actually slept for 6 hours the night before ( I passed out putting Ellil to sleep).
I knocked off a couple of things from my ‘to-do’ list and spent time with both kids! Ro cooperated very well today. Ate well, slept well and played well. Ellil did the same. And they both went to sleep without too much fussing. Better to be lucky than good, I say. And I’ve always been lucky.
So much so, that I even had some time to look at the markets and do some trading. Although the speed with which I do things here is exponentially worse than what I’m used to with work. And here’s the thing about work. I’m on mat leave and so I have more time to take care of the kids but how do single parents who work, manage? If they do it successfully, or do it at all without cracking, they must be the epitome of efficiency or at the very least have incredibly good time management skills right? And they must function on less sleep.
You know, I expected to be tired from this challenge, but not so soon. I thought I’d at least make it to 2 weeks before I felt overwhelmed. But if I hadn’t had a day like today where things fell into place smoothly and my mother came over which helped with me getting more work done, I would’ve been there. Sitting in frustration station, counting the additional grey hairs I’ve accumulated and eating chips and cake!
I'm proud to say that the bag of chips is still unopened and in the pantry and I didn't even bake a cake to appease that craving. What a difference a day makes. Thank you Friday.