Last April we found out we were pregnant. We were thrilled! Baby Graves would be due Dec 21. Also, great! Charlie would be in the middle of his coaching season for wrestling. Then, I would be on maternity leave long enough that, by the time I returned to work, he wouldn’t be coaching a sport.
WRONG! COVID eff’s up everyone’s plans doesn’t it? (This really has been the ONLY negative affect I have experienced throughout this long season of COVID. For this reason, I truly am grateful!)
Football season came and went. No football season occurred. Wrestling season came and went. No wrestling season in the Winter.
Here we are today. I have been back at work for about a month. Ollie just turned four months old. Charlie should have ended his coaching seasons at the end of February. But instead, he’s just getting started. Practices until 5:45. Games/meets on Friday nights and/or all day Saturday. (BTW- I am truly happy these kids get their sporting season, even if it does mess up my plans. They deserve it!)
I know we can do it. But, it’s just been a big adjustment. As anyone out there with children in daycare knows, there are so many things that need to be prepped for the next day. I want to be doing this once the boys are in bed because as soon as I get home from work for the day, I just want to be present with them. Love them up and play with them! However, sometimes when I am done nursing Ollie at 8:15, all I want to do is sink into my cozy bed. So, I know there are a few things I have to check off as soon as I get home.
I think I can, I think I can….