My kids now go to daycare two days a work, which leaves me with a blissfully quiet house and some time to get things done. Some of the time goes into coordinating the lives of my family… Bug and LadyBug have a seemingly neverending supply of appointments and paperwork and so on. And there are plenty of things that need to be fixed, maintained, etc. But really, the time at daycare is when I’m “at work.”
In case you’re new here, I’m a writer. My primary gig is over at About.com where I write about Family Computing. I also write for a few other websites and am in the process of launching a new blog called Quirky Fusion. Big Guy and I are planning on launching another website in a few weeks and, in my spare time, I sell Barefoot Books. Now, imagine doing all of that while taking care of a preschooler and a toddler. Suffice to say that I was incredibly busy, incredibly stressed, and incredibly behind in my work.
Enter daycare, my saving grace. Not only does it give me more time to work, but it’s good for the kids, it decreases the cleaning requirements in the house (if they aren’t here, they can’t make a mess), and it allows me to enjoy them more when they are around. One thing it does NOT allow me to do (in part because I’m still trying to figure out how to pay for the aforementioned daycare) is lounge around playing video games and watching TV. Ok, I lie. Since my job does involve some video game reviews I do occasionally play a game, but only if it’s WORK RELATED.
Dear Family and Friends, yes, I am happy that the kids are in daycare two days a week and feel very fortunate that we are able (at least temporarily) to pull this off. But, no, I am not “enjoying my free time.” I am, however, enjoying the feeling of writing a coherent sentence, catching up on blogging, properly maintaining my About.com site and being able to market myself and my writing in a more powerful way. Thank you for your interest.