officially feeling it

December 3, 2010 |  Category:   life the biz

I looked at a calendar yesterday and officially freaked out. Never mind that it’s December – we head into our first market, the Bust Craftacular in a week. A few days after that, we start Gifted. Before that happens, we have to ship a hell of a lot of packages, which means next week. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? December just started and it seemed like the holidays were, you know, “over there”, not quite happening yet, but just “over there”, but in reality it’s already “here”. I thought I had more time.

Adding to the stress is Fridays. Friday is the day that Claudine doesn’t go to school. Because of this, she often gets left to play by herself while Mark and I are running around trying to get work done. No no, it’s not as bad as it sounds, but sometimes I do feel like she’s getting the shaft when both of us are stressed and racing against time. We usually never really know how our schedule shakes out for the day until the day before or else we’d try to make arrangements for a babysitter, but often it’s too last minute and we find ourselves juggling too many things. We try to take breaks and hang out with her, set up activities for her to do, or Mark will bring her on errands if he has to make deliveries. She’s usually game for being his special little helper, but there are days where all she wants to do is talk and chat and talk and ask questions and talk and talk and talk. I know she’s only being four.

I’m also tackling a work project that could potentially be fun, but is so outside of the scope of what I normally do that it’s just a big mountain of head scratches, empty blinks, and blank stares at the computer.

Is it Christmas yet?

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  • Renita December 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    God, I know what you mean – the PRESSURE …

  • benson December 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    she is SO cute. Maybe she could have play dates with her school friends (at their house) for the next few Fridays and then you could reciprocate in the new year?

  • Jen Laceda December 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I’m sure she wouldn’t mind helping out in your bakery. Who’s not happy throwing flour all over? Or mixing play dough? Or eating all the treats! LOL!

    I’m guilty of leaving my 4-year-old to her own devices when I’m busy writing, etc. Lately, we are liking “The Land of Me” computer activity. It’s from a British company, but just google it. It’s quite entertaining! so long as it shuts my daughter up. LOL!

  • Caddy December 3, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    That second snapshot made me realize how tall Miss C is for a 4 year old. Such a cutie in her pompom hat.

  • SY December 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I love the first picture, it’s so sweet…your daughters really should be models for the Gap or something — just sayin.

  • Jenna December 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

    SY, well, that is a gap hat! I’ve thought about it, but in the end, modeling doesn’t seem worth all the trouble.

  • Danita Luna December 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Wooow! That video made me smile!! And I love it when she sticks her tongue out to the side to help her concentrate, cute!!!

  • smama December 8, 2010 at 3:59 am

    that was so~ cute.
    actually the first time to see a walking talking miss c in action!
    seems like watching a favorite character from a book come to life:)