Between all the coughing, runny noses, lack of sleep, and cranky children it’s been a very, very long week. Friday 6pm just couldn’t roll around fast enough for me.
But frankly, I think I’ve whined more than enough this week. So instead, I’m just going to say this:
Hats off to all you work from home moms and dads.
Seriously. I was home with my kids three days this week. I got virtually nothing done. Zip, nada, zilch, bupkiss. I sent a couple emails, wrote a few blog posts, but aside from that my to do list just tormented me. Every time I tried to sit and write or even think about what needed to get done I was interrupted by an urgent request for water, glue, snacks, coloring pages, crayons, or by a indignant howl from one of the girls.
For the most part my kids play pretty nicely together, and yes, they are very young, but still, I don’t know how work from home parents do it. It must take some insane amount of organization and self discipline to be able to get anything done, and maybe the ability to function on very little sleep. Between housework and caring for kids it’s hard to string together a coherent thought let alone a coherent sentence.
So I bow low to you all who do it all on a daily basis. You are truly an inspiration. I promise that next time I feel like whining about how hard it is to concentrate in a busy coffee shop I’ll stop and remember this week, then I’ll have an extra shot of espresso in your honor.