Butter had a fabulous first week of school. So did Peanut.
So I’ve crossed “worry incessantly about my children’s school-centered well being” off my list. (Don’t get too excited. I still have “worry incessantly about my children’s future” and “worry incessantly about my children’s intellectual, emotional, and physical development” on the list. It’s pre-pre-school, not magic.)
That means three times a week I have just under three hours in which to pursue other To-Do List items.
1. Tidy the house and declutter our lives.
2. Work on my book.
4. Work on my scholarly articles.
5. Tackle the long to-do list of boring but necessaries (e.g., pay bills, plan meals, research reasons to worry about things).
This bouquet of glittery kid-free time I’m giving myself is new territory—it has been years since I’ve had regular blocks of daylight hours alone without constraints.
So feel free to vote for your favorite, or place bets on what I’ll actually settle on.
Which of the Shoulds sound like something I should do?