Friday, February 07, 2014

Scenes Around Little Household

Everyday I learn more and more about working from home with Luke and Emory. Emory, in particular, because Luke is in kindergarten full time. I say full time because in Colorado, half time kindergarten is the norm. I'm certainly no pro at working from home with kids. In fact, I'm terrible at it. My dear blogger friend, Melissa from Pink Pistachio, is a complete pro and should teach a regular online class about being a stay at home working mom. She has her system down to a t. I don't, but I should. My office is in my kitchen, which works because I need to be in the mix of it all since I'm the only one managing the madness during the day. I am contemplating hiring some help and am looking into intern options at Colo State U. However, it's just me right now. So while Emory plays, I work. Sometimes she fixes my hair or plays in a chair next to me or sits in my lap. It's wonderful and hard all at the same time. I haven't implemented a system. Everyday is different, but I have learned that the cleaner the house, the smoother the day. Unfortunately, it's not always clean. Breakfast causes a huge mess that usually lingers all day, but if I make myself clean it right away rather than starting on a project, it's so much better. That is somehow harder than it sounds. Ryan and I have been waking up early. He goes into the office, and I work uninterrupted. This has been great for us, but if you have a system for making it all work, please share. In the meantime, here are some clean and messy photos of our place we call the Little Household.

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1 comment:

Abbie said...

You would not survive at my house. :) But-- I am right there with you. Most of the time, I cannot get started with my day unless I've put everything back in order. When I was pregnant, one of my friends said she didn't know how I was going to survive motherhood due to my need for order. Of course, I wanted to punch her in the face. Soon, I learned what she meant. I've loosened my grip a bit, but it is so, so hard. I stayed home with Finley three days a week last winter. I thought I was going to go out of my skull. I got very little done. Now, I'm home two days a week, and I still struggle with it. Some people are built for it. I am not!!