Fact: Blogging while pregnant but employed fulltime is challenging, but manageable. Blogging while home on maternity leave with an infant who sleeps 16 hours a day is no problem. Blogging while working “part-time” (i.e., 40 hours a week) and managing a “spirited” toddler is difficult. Blogging while working full-time (i.e., 55+ hours a week) and managing a “spirited” toddler is next to impossible.
Being a mom to a “spirited” toddler, an attorney, a wife, a daughter, and a friend is an enormous juggling act, and keeping all of my proverbial balls in the air has become increasingly difficult over the past six months. In short, I am exhausted. My arms hurt, and for my own sanity, I have had to learn to let some of the balls drop to the ground once in a while. Unfortunately, one of the balls that is now rolling around under the sofa (along with about 100 goldfish crackers, a TV remote, and all the lids to my Tupperware) is this blog.
This blog has been such a great way to chronicle all of the fun, funny, and occasionally mundane (but still exciting in their newness) aspects of parenthood. I love looking back at all the old posts and seeing how much Oliver has grown, how confident I have grown in my parenting, and just how much we have taught each other. Beyond that, it has been a great way to keep far-flung family updated on all things Oliver.
Unfortunately, finding the time to update has become increasingly difficult — hence the lack of new posts in the past few months — as both work and family have demanded greater and greater chunks of my time. One of my New Years’ resolutions was to make the time to update more, so that I can remember all of the amazing, funny, and frustrating events that are defining Oliver’s toddlerhood. (Since it is the first of February and I am only now creating my first post of the year, you can see how well that resolution is going!)
Maybe I was too ambitious, so I am cutting myself some slack and revising my resolution. While I can’t promise that I will find the time to regularly post witty anecdotes or even not-so-witty anecdotes, I can promise that if Vik gets his camera back out and dusts off his lens, I will at least find time to post a cute picture every now and then! Starting now, with some long overdue shots from our Christmas card photo shoot …