We’re alive and kicking over here at #CampMom!
Our days have taken us to the waterpark, to the tennis court, to a pro baseball game, through rounds of Bingo, on a nature hike, and to the movies. The days fly by and the kids and I have been having fun seizing each day.
What hasn’t been getting any attention is my workload.
Remember my ambitious plan to get work done in the early mornings and afternoons of each day while fitting in #CampMom activities in-between? Yeah, not-so-much. As it turns out, these kids are full of energy and the desire to get up and go all day, everyday.
I can occasionally get them to settle down and occupy themselves with a project or a book for an entire 20 minutes, but really, what can get done during such a short period of time? Two email replies at best. I’ve been taking conference calls in the park and painfully neglecting my inbox. Something’s got to give!
At a minimum, I’ve learned that instead of scheduling activities by the hour, I just need to devote a chunk of the day to either #CampMom stuff or getting work done. Things just never go according to plan. My biggest issue is feeling like I’m ignoring the kids while I’m typing away at the computer or talking away on a call or feeling bad because they’ve defaulted to watching TV. I can set them up with a game or project ’til the cows come home – within 5 minutes of me getting to work, there’s always an interruption: someone needs help with this, or so and so is bothering them about that.
If I could just figure out a fix for being productive while actively engaging my kiddos, I’d be rocking and rolling.