Today there's been so much to think about I find it overwhelming to try to pick a topic to write on. Almost paralyzing when it comes to formulating this post. However, the kids are asleep and I'm in front of my computer. I'm determined to put something out there. To you.
Days are flying by. At work I'm running out of days to tie up my most recent project. The next project has already spun up and I'm still pushing the previous one out the door. I wonder if this is what parenting little girls two years apart will feel like. There's so much to finish, but at some point I'm done. Very soon it will stop mattering what's left on my list. The work is released and had best be good enough.
Invitations went out this week for Bean and Inchie's birthday parties. I've already determined that this will be the first, last, only year that they get separate full blown family & friends birthday celebrations. I love planning these parties (evidence of my obsession can be seen here), but with their birthdays being 3 weeks apart my efforts will be better spent on combined parties in the future. Just this year, I want Inchie to have what Bean has had the past two years. She may not remember it, but I will. So I guess the second party really is for me. I'm not telling Inchie that.
Looking at the calendar, the birthday celebrations overlap with a girls weekend away and Halloween. Then a family photo session. Thanksgiving. Bean's first theater experience (Rapunzel). Date to the Symphony with Hubby. Christmas. New Years. Wow. I'm going to stop looking at the calendar now.
At lunch today, my young co-worker talked about the zombie parents out there. He doesn't want to be one. You look in their eyes and there is nothing. Nothing more than the next reaction to the events they can't seem to get in front of. I don't want to be one of those parents either. I understand the look all too well. There's just so little time.