One week left until I go back to work and I'm going to miss this. Griff is so high energy and Silas is so little and needs us so much that it can be overwhelming. Its definitely been hard -- having a toddler and infant at home is more work than my regular day job, but still - I'm having a difficult time when I think about returning to the library. Last time, I was home with Griffin for almost five months and it feels like short shrift to go back so early this time around. I'd love to stay at home with them longer, but I know I'd go crazy before too long.
So how do you balance work and family - effectively? How do I balance the needs of my boys and also do well at my job and my career? This summer, work is going to be busy -- weeding project, GIST version 2 release, new budget allocations -- the better I manage my time, the easier it will be for me at home, too. That is my goal for the next couple of months, to work on time management and scheduling, and make sure work gets done at work. Home time needs to be more about the boys and not stressing about the job. I take so much for granted and I don't want to look back at my life in ten, twenty years and regret not spending the time with my two precious kids.