The best part of having a 5 1/2 day weekend? I didn’t have to sit in a cubicle for 10 hours a day AND I got to spend quality time with my daughter. The worst part about having 5 1/2 days off? No escape.
Stay at home moms - you guys definitely have it way harder than I do. Sure, juggling a job and a family is almost impossible, but so is spending 24 hours a day with a toddler. I feel like I could do it when my daughter turns 10 or something, but DEF not during her i-need-to-be-busy-constantly-and-require-all-your-attention phase of life. Of course, I’m used to spending almost 48 hours a weekend with her, but not almost 6 days.
My body hurts, my shoulders are burnt from the sun, and I might have heat stroke from not being allowed indoors for more than her one-and-a-half hour nap a day. We aren’t even talking about a week here people. I barely survived 5 days. I’m young, I’m in somewhat good shape, and I have the attention span of a flea with ADD and I still couldn’t keep up.
So after a weekend of swimming, biking, eating, chasing, shopping, playing ball, and did I mention swimming? I dropped my almost 3 year old off at camp and bolted like a black man who just robbed a chinese person and got to work the earliest I’ve been in since 2007. Obviously in three weeks, I’ll think I’m a shitty mother again and wish I spent more time at home, just in time for labor day weekend. Rinse and repeat.