This work from home mom is tired.

You guys, I’m tired. I’m reeeealllly tired. It’s not a bad tired (ok, I’m thinking being tired all the time is probably bad… but…), I’m doing what I love. Goodness, just so busy. With the combination of blogging, keeping up on orders, and just plain life and being a mama… I’m exhausted.

My friend Kelsey has started watching Miss R once or twice a week. It’s been so much help. I can actually catch up on emails and orders when she’s watching her. She has three wonderful kids and it’s been great for Ruari to socialize with them. Usually Ruari’s just hanging out with me all day, and I’m not as much fun as kids her age. My favorite part of this whole thing is when she comes home and tells me about her day. She’s just 2 1/2… so, when she’s tells me what she did it’s all over the place, and doesn’t make too much sense, BUT she’s excited and talks very fast.

I’ve been looking into preschools for her, but she’s too young for the schools in my budget. What really sucks is the preschool deadline age is 3 by November 15th… but, her birthday is December 18th. No one is lenient on the one month difference. SO, I wait. Apparently we have to wait until September 2013. Which seems about 5 million year away. So, for now we wait. Even though I know R will absolutely love preschool, she’s loving Kelsey’s right now.

– Chelsey

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  • imperfect prose on said:

    i'm tired too. i work at home too, and have four boys ages four and under. i've decided to rest more this summer. to only blog when i feel like it. bless you, e.

  • Em Fairley on said:

    Thanks for being so open, Chelsey, we all feel tired and frustrated and you are not alone, we are all here for you. Are there any other friends with young ones who you could also call on to help? You could then return the favor and share in Miss R's enjoyment of being with other lil ones.

    Love ya!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Oh yes. I have many sweet friends that have been helping. It's been great for R to socialize!

  • Torrie on said:

    That's so silly they won't let her in or start in the middle of the year! I was a December baby and I guess back then the rules were different, but I was always the youngest in my classes b/c of my birthday. Hope you can find a happy solution mama!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Me too. I was excited about this school. BUT, I can always move her and find something else in the meantime I guess…

  • Jen @ Ginger Guide on said:

    So great that you have a trusted friend to watch your little lady. It makes it so much easier. Plus, R loves it! Bonus. Bummer on the preschool thing. She'll be the wisest in the class, with her advanced age and all πŸ™‚

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! I tried to pull the, "But, my kid is really advanced!" card… no luck. πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda on said:

    My sons birthday is October 1st. He wasn't able to start preschool since he wasn't 3 yet. But, they let him start the week of his birthday. It has helped him so much. Did you ask if they would let her start in December? Good luck mama!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      The school I'm looking at won't let her start in the middle of the year. πŸ™ That was really disappointing. I was hoping maybe she could start in January. I may just need to find another spot, but it's in my budget… and, so close.

  • Sara on said:

    so awesome that you have a friend to help you out!!! great that she can tell you about her day too, so fun!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      It really is. And, I can follow her pictures on Instagram. πŸ™‚

  • Crystalyn on said:

    My birthday was one week past the cutoff for Kindergarten and they wouldn't budge, so I was always older than the other kids in my grade. It made me so self conscious because I was so much taller than everyone! Hopefully Miss R doesn't have to go through that.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I was always shorter than everyone until 16. But, my sister was taller than everyone… until high school. It's like we swapped. πŸ˜‰ So, who knows! We have such a mix of tall and short people in our families. <3

  • kat on said:

    I don't know how you can possibly keep up with three munchkins and all that you do without being tired. I can hardly keep up with my two girls and trying to get blogging in when I can. Try and get some rest! You totally deserve it.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Hee, well my friend has the 3 kiddos. I just have my Ruari. I send her over to play with my friend's kids. <3

  • Janae @ Bring-Joy on said:

    My oldest is now almost 7 & I'm here to say (not sure if this actually helps), but time goes by so quickly. It really does. I wish I could go back & spend more time with my little boy when he was such a curious, cuddly guy. Now he's independent, no longer that cute little man I so adored.

    I know the feeling, I think being a mom/blogger/business person is one of the hardest juggling acts to do. Sure we don't have to commute, but you can never really separate your work/home life. That is hard.

    Hope you find some time over the holiday to really relax & enjoy Ruari. I'm sure she just adores you, she's a doll.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      The great thing about having my friend watch her is I have more time to focus on her when she's with me. I love it.

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