As I sit here attempting to write this blog this morning, I'm finding it quite difficult to write the darn blog at all, never mind the fact that it's taken me a half hour just to come up with a topic. I finally decided to write about what I'm dealing with right now: time management, or in my case, lack thereof.
When I tell you, dear readers, that I have a 13-month-old daughter, you probably won't be at all surprised that I'm having trouble managing my time. As I write this, the little monster - ahem, princess - is standing next to me, desperately making an attempt to shut down my computer. Every time I turn her around to face the two dozen toys that are littering her floor, she turns right back around and goes to town on my power button. Where did my sweet little infant go? That's what I want to know! Huh...she must have taken my sanity and run.
She may look sweet and innocent...
I find that every day is a new attempt to carve out time for all the things I need to get done. Writing (hah! What's that???), critiquing, grocery shopping, cleaning the house (yeah, right)...oh, and of course, teaching, training, feeding, playing with, yelling at (did I just say that?) my one-year-old monster - darn it, I meant to say princess again!
But give her some yogurt...
Now, I'm trying to be as creative as I can be, and I try to use my 10 hours of nanny time that I get every week wisely. But it's not always easy, and I don't think I'm really that good at managing my time at all...which would explain why we still have our Christmas decorations up. [Pause to stop child from pulling a lamp onto her head]
Or try to get her to stand...and all hell breaks loose!
So I'm begging you, mommy readers, bring on all your most creative ideas for keeping your sanity in the face of budding toddlerhood. And even if you're not a mommy but you're just over-extended, share with us your most valuable time management tools!
Happy Monday, everyone!
Jerrica, Her Grace of Grammar