Next week marks the magical and wonderous time where I send the oldest two children back to school. This is the first year when they will both go for the full day and I can’t contain my excitement. The last six weeks of summer vacation have been exhausting, the house is a mess, and the unending chorus of “I’m bored!” has grated me down to my last nerve.
I’m looking forward to spending more uninterrupted one on one time with my youngest. With the other two around it’s been hard to focus on just him because brother and sister come and need me to do something, or want to do what we are doing, or start arguing and force me to divide my attention.
I’m also hoping to find more writing time. With all three in the house it’s been too chaotic to sit at the computer and focus. At the beginning of the summer I had finally reached the part of my draft that didn’t need extensive renovation. Not being able to work on it has been sheer torture.
Writing with a two-year-old in the house will still be a challenge, but it’s got to be easier than having all three rattling around.
Heck, I might even finish the Man in the Cupboard series!