Sometimes I just want to curl up in a corner with a blankie and Teddy. Even when there aren't any big problems or struggles, little pieces of life can pile right up and overwhelm a person.
I'm kinda there right now.
I mentioned that we are homeschooling. This in itself is draining. A lot of that drain comes from my own anxiety about the process. Am I making my kids stupid? Will they be able to function in the real world? If they go back to public school, will they have to start over? I do not feel qualified or capable of doing this. But it is what we need to do, at least for the time being.
And for someone like me who absolutely relishes alone time, it is requiring a lot of adjustment. It's no different than summer really, except that I don't have the first day of school to look forward to.
Hey, I love my kids. I love spending time with them. In fact one of the deciding factors was that we had so little time with them. Our girl was gone 8 1/2 hours per day and our boy, 7 1/2. I love having them around. And yet...
I do miss my alone time. So, I have to figure out a way to get that because that is refueling time for me.
So that is one piece in my pile of life. There are lots of others. Some are good. Some are necessary. But all together they are exhausting. Anyone have an extra Teddy?