Somehow, all of a sudden, life has gotten super busy. I mean, life with an 11-month-old is always pretty hectic, but my current busy is a different level.
In the next two weeks I have a work deadline that has me running all over the place, a 6-hour road trip (which will be much longer since we will be traveling with the kid) next weekend to Santa Monica to visit the family, and a first birthday to plan and host, all on top of entertaining/feeding/loving my 11-month-old who is quite literally days (or hours) away from walking. Icing on the cake would be the crappy sleep we've all been getting (aside from Aaron, that man sleeps through everything). Yes, when the next two weeks of crazy are over, it looks like we will have to re-visit sleep training. ugh.
But, busy is also good. In general, I thrive when I have things to do. When I don't, I usually create errands to run (I give Trader Joe's lots of business and all my money) or chores to do. The hardest part of busy, however, is less undivided attention to my baby. I want to give him all of me all the time, but I know that isn't the best thing for me- or him.
It's all about balance, and balance is hard. Some days will be more balanced than others, and I need to give myself a little break if everyday isn't my version of perfect.
On that note, I hope you have a great weekend! Wish me luck these next two weeks. And, send some sleep my way. Thanks! You're the best!