Nothing like starting your SAHM career with a diagnosis of bronchitis and pneumonia! That was how our Monday started last week but thankfully things improved as the antibiotics did their work. As we hit various play gyms, parks, and did errands I realized:
- Mobile apps are my lifeline. I used to spend hours every day in front of the computer and was always connected. Then, cold turkey, I was off the interwebs, sometimes for 5 or 6 hours in a row. Standing in line or pushing a swing I could easily check email, Facebook, Twitter and feel connected.
- It’s hard to stay hydrated. I pack up Kyle’s snacks and water whenever we leave the house but never think to bring anything for myself. Four hours later and parched I wonder how many disapproving looks drinking from the sippy cup would earn me.
- I tell a lot of people Kyle’s age. He’d benefit from a shirt or a sign that said, “Yes, I tower over your 2-year old but I’m only 17 months so please adjust your expectations of my behaviour accordingly.”
As we head into week 2 I’m a lot more prepared. I can take deep breathes without coughing up a lung, I’ve joined a local mom’s group, and I’ve found a play centre that provides free coffee.