In retrospect, I did a fabulous job planning for my family for the summer months, and a very poor job planning for me and my own needs. Several months back, I had my husband put in for vacation days to see his family. We then mapped out when we’d go, making sure we were with my niece for her graduation, and at my in-laws’ for a week. I got the car checked out (since we’re driving everywhere). I put my two older girls in a few weeks of camp, and found time for some swim lessons at our gym in between. I scheduled their dental visits, and planned a birthday party.
Unfortunately, I did not plan out my own needs very well.
I’m trying to fit in querying agents for my children’s book with the kids at home, and it’s taking me a lot more time than I thought. Yesterday, I sent out only five. I had also wanted to finish up my other book proposal, and start querying agents for that as well. At this rate, it’ll be well into July before that one’s ready to go. I know it’s a little early for me to bemoan how little I’ve gotten done this summer, but I’m 3.5 weeks into it (my kids got out before Memorial Day) and I’m not nearly where I want to be.
The good news is that the older two (7 year and as of yesterday, 5 years) are doing a fabulous job entertaining themselves thus far. I intervene to feed them and break up fights. Otherwise, they have been relatively low maintenance. The baby still sticks to me like glue and loves banging on my laptop, but then she tricks her older sisters into entertaining her, which gives me a little more time. Of course, it’s early in the break. I’m sure things will unravel soon enough.
High Five, is up at skirt!