Monday, August 17, 2009

Time is Finite

Today is the first day of my four weeks of family leave, and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am. Not only do I get to stay home with my daughter, but I get to take care of a long "to do" list. After all, idle hands are a devil's workshop!

There is so much to be done that I haven't been able to get to since Meg was born. I need to clean out my closet. I need to clean out her closet (believe it or not she has already outgrown some clothes). I need to tidy the yard and put stuff out for the yearly clean up. I need to clean out the basement and take stuff to the thrift store. I need to clean and Scotchguard the rugs. Oh, and don't even get me started on how many thank you notes I need to write and the baby book I need to start/finish And I need to do it all NOW.

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am planning to do so much when what I really should be doing is spending time with my daughter. Don't worry, I'm doing that too. After all, I am pretty sure that my going back to work so soon after her birth has had an impact on her intellectual growth. We will be having symposiums every day on fine literature and motor skills in order to make up for lost time. I think if we really work at it she could be walking and/or talking by the time I return to the office.

I might also try to fit in a class on overcoming unrealistic expectations, but I am not sure yet.

Of course, I could just do what I did today: lay on the bed and watch Meg sleep. Then feed her. Then make googly faces at her. Repeat.

We'll see.


Lulu said...

I vote for googly time. Juuuuust the googly eyes and fish faces. Yup. That's it. Spend the time with your daughter, it goes waaaaaay too fast.

Sandi said...


Susan said...

Riiiiiiight. You're getting lots of things done!

(you are SO googlying the whole time)

erin said...

I want four weeks of family leave. Now. I mean I want my family to leave for four weeks...

I'm just kidding. My two oldest daughters are both going to be in school all day this year and I'm a little upset about it. I'll miss them so much. I guess it's one of those things that have to happen sooner or later...even though I was hoping for later!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Niiice. 4 weeks!

Go with Sandi's advice above.

Badass Geek said...

If you find a class on overcoming unrealistic expectations or goals, let me know.

I need to attend.

Yellow Trash Diaries said...

Now the funny-hat-on-baby pictures will come....Use your time for good, not evil.