Tuesday, October 22, 2013

pulling it together (sort of)

Life has changed so, so much around here. I thought I was busy when my kids were little, and believe me, caring for my son when he had his medical issues after birth and having therapists here every day for the better part of 5 years was certainly a lot of work, but it is really different these days.

I spend too much time in the car, shuttling children (mostly my son) to and fro. 

Look, car knitting...now I understand moms who talk about working a few rows while waiting in the carpool line. I always leave a little early to pick up my son (just in case of traffic, weather, etc) and now I'm that mom, knitting away and listening to the radio at pre-k pickup time.

But it works! I finished something! I had one extra skein of Fishermen's Wool and it was just exactly enough to make a vest. I love an extra layer to keep my core warm in the winter.

Besides all the driving around I've finally been able to go on field trips with both of my kids. That might not seem like a big deal, but when my little boy was born and required so much of my time and energy for the following 5 years, I never knew if I would get to do that kind of "normal mom stuff." Finally, with him in school every morning, I can do it. And it is awesome!

I think it's a general rule that all pre-k classes must go on one fire house field trip. It was so much fun watching my son and his classmates swarm all over the trucks. So glad I could be there to see it.

What else? Some normal fall stuff:

Apple picking with the fam.

Some baking now that the weather is cooling down.

My biggest challenge now that I'm chauffeur mom is organizing my time. And so far I stink at it! I'm barely getting through all I want to do because I guess I'm just not organized enough. It's getting better, but this morning my original plan was to cut out Daughter's halloween costume:

But it's a beautiful, chilly, sunny fall day and I felt moved to go to the farmer's market. Which I did, after pre-k drop off. And then I spent 45 minutes chopping veg to make crock pot minestrone.

And now I'm here talking to you.


Off to pre-k pickup now. My knitting is coming along with me, of course. And at least dinner is underway. So there's that. :)


Ruth said...

I got to go on WB's field trip to the apple orchard this year, and it was wonderful, for much the same reason. I am going to be able to help out in the classroom, too, which I am really looking forward to.

The vest is wonderful. I think my oldest girl would love it.

Karen said...

The busy never ends, does it? It just changes its shape. I love seeing little bits of your goings-on. I miss the old days a bit, too.