I'm so busy with work right now that the weeks are flying by and I don't see things changing anytime soon. On the days that I leave work early to pick up Kale at 3:30pm, I usually bring him home, hang out for a bit, make dinner for everyone and then head back to the office for a couple hours before coming home to tuck Kale in. On the days I work the full day (to 5pm), I end up squeezing in a few hours of work after Kale goes down for the night.
To top it off, Kale was a bit, errr, crazy last week. We thought that a full day of school would mean he'd come home exhausted, but it's basically the opposite. Maybe they're feeding him cotton candy and coca cola all day, because Kale is SPUN when he comes home. Not only was he super high-energy last week, but his selective hearing and blinders reached a whole new level. There were some evenings where I wondered if he'd heard anything I said the whole afternoon and evening. The best we could do was take him to park where he'd run laps around the park while other kids built sandcastles and enjoyed a ride on the swing. "Oh, yes, that's my son - RUNNING LAPS AROUND THE PARK" I'd say to the other parents. And they'd look at me with sympathy.
Anyway, by the weekend I was desperate for a day to connect with Kale. To not have to think about work and to just focus on being with him because, let's face it - his school is not feeding him cotton candy, he just misses his mom and his routine and my attention....oh, and that fact that he's TWO.....
Kris was out of town on Saturday so I knew that was my chance to absorb as much Kale time as possible.....and we had a great day. We hung out in our pj's most of the day. We raced cars and read books. He helped me mop the floors. We jumped on the bed. It was all kinds of perfect and just what we both needed.
This week is better. Even though work is still crazy and I'm putting in long days, I'm doing my best to take the time I do have with him to be as present as possible. I think he's adjusting to his new schedule as well and adjusting to the pace of things.
I'm having a hard time wrapping this post up because, well, I can't stop staring at the last picture..... the best, right?
What do you do with your kids when you're looking for some extra bonding time? Does anyone else have kids that seem to lose their minds in the evening??