We are plowing through this week - then have the next cople off. I HATE having breaks and the kids are chomping at the bit for one.
I am fighting a chest cold yesterday and today ...skipped my dog walking yesterday but I am paying for it today as he wants me to walk two hours. One hour per dog, that's abotu 6 miles - blah...not sure if I am up to that.
We are swamped too. I was planning on schooling until next week but between all the Christmas shopping, present wrapping, cookie and treat making and church Christmas pageants there is just no time left. So I decided to take a break and do school work next week after Christmas when there is nothing left to do. I was driving my kids and my self crazy with stress.
IT is a stressful time of year for us even though we don't have company or go anywhere. My youngest just has a hard time with the changes that come with Christmas & that makes it hard on all the rest of us. It is to the point where sometimes I wish we didn't celebrate any holiday because it seams to just upset him more then it is worth!
I'm doing what I can. I've downloaded a few new educational type apps and let her watch Magic School Bus and Super Why more often than I normally would. We've also done lots of crafts but have been reading Christmas books
I just threw both my sons a joint birthday party on Sunday (oldest bday is today and younger is the 31st). Three and six now :). Im not great socially when more than a few people are in a room at once, even if they are friends and family, so this was huge for me. I survived. I also work 2-3 days a week (always tag teaming kiddos with Daddy) and last month just got promoted to a managerial position. Initially, this was amazing. To actually feel that my work was appreciated but now Im just as you said, "swamped". Im trying not to wish this special month away. I did decide to take a break from curriculum starting last week but we still have some activities he's involved in till the end of the week so it makes me feel better he's at least getting that.
We are definitely just taking the rest of the year off! This fitting a newborn into the schedule is a lot harder than I thought that it would be...............just ask my DH who was so tired this morning that he turned off his alarm and fell back asleep until I came and woke him up. I thought he was taking a shower and was so tired I didn't notice it was 7:40......he leaves for work at 8!
This too shall pass. Just wish it could do it sooner than later. ;)