Saturday, October 8, 2011

31 for 21, jobs

Bryan and I are doing GREAT with this whole "parenting 4 boys" thing.  No, really, it's awesome.  I mean, we're a little tired sometimes, but we've had good playtime, and meal times, picnics in the park, walks around the neighborhood...we all even ran errands together!

However, Bryan goes back to work in 2 days.  TWO DAYS, PEOPLE.

And I start my new job (for the first time in 6 years) a week from Monday.

Holy hell.

I was really really really hoping that we'd be able to ease into this a little more.  Bryan had planned to have a couple weeks at home, I had planned to have almost a month before my start date.  But, you know.  Because of crazy Ukraine and all...we don't.

Oh, and because we got back later than planned, the center where they do the intake evaluations and will write Zeke's IEP so he can start school is CLOSED right now until the 17th (if you don't have a calendar handy, that is the day I am supposed to start my job.)  Sooooo.  That means that we have to find a private school so that he can start preschool before the county can take him.

Where's my paper bag?

No really.  It's going to be fine.  I think.  I am totally grateful that we have our jobs.  Bryan's employer has been MORE than understanding with his time off.  My new job is dreamy (K-5 literacy specialist!) and my principal has also been incredibly flexible with this nonsense.

And yesterday we visited the cutest, coziest, happiest, most down-to-earth preschool that I have ever seen.  It's the kind of center that I could see myself running some day.  They happen to have openings for both Guy and Zeke, even though they are just shy of max capacity.

Today, I think that we found the final puzzle piece to the kids' care while I work- we interviewed a nanny who will pick the boys up from their respective schools, then bring them home and get them started with snacks and homework.  She reminds me of my mom, with a little more energy (sorry, Mom).  She's zippy, happy, and handles things in the "pick your battle" kind of way that I do.  I love her.  And did I mention that she's willing to start dinner and do laundry???

Laundry, people.


So, anyhoo.  That's where I am right now.  Trying to balance the fun stuff with the detail stuff...trying to take life a day at a time, but also not letting the future come up and kick us in the hieney.


Cara and Doug said...

Wow! Someone to start dinner and do laundry?!

Angelle said...

Even though you are putting in a tremendous amount of work to figure out where things are headed, it must be SO nice, after all the Ukraine madness, to have things fall into place to easily. I am SO jealous of your job! And I can't wait to live vicariously through you!