Doing Time

Do you ever feel like you spend all day with your kids and then simultaneously feel the opposite? That you haven’t spent enough time with them.   This past week and 1/2 Velvet and I have become masters of the hand off. Sending our kids to grand parents, friends, camps etc.

dog days of summer: sadie (2) paxton (5) greta kate (7) emma (11)

dog days of summer

I think they view their time apart and together as siblings similarly. Missing their sister and hugging and then the joy is gone and they are in your space and you want them out now!

Summer doesn’t help either. It is an all or nothing deal. They are either with you 24/7 if you are home or gone at camp or the grandparents or wherever. There is no rhythm or routine to the day. We don’t seem to miss them as much when they are in school even though we probably see them less.

Is it mom guilt? Or should I just go get my nails done and forget about it? I think so.

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