We are a month into Alex working from home full time and it has taken some adjustment on all sides.
Alex has lost 3 hours of reading and podcast time, he can no longer stroll out of his office to go buy something (unless the Pingus set up a shop selling somethings) but he’s around us all the time (and we are delightful).
The girls have had to adjust to daddy not being a scarce resource. This was bumpy. It’s taken them the best part of a month to chill out. Daddy isn’t going anywhere and come the fall he’ll be tagging along to music class.
And me, well I’ve had to get more organized. I’ve been journaling the flow of our days to see what works best. My journal is the best wing-person ever. I’ve figured out that we have to eat meals on time, I’m still doing Mon-Fri bedtimes because it’s less confusing for Zoey, and drawing together is a great way to deal with transitions.
Ring fencing time for projects, art exploration, and drawing together is a good thing. It’s optional but I’m there.
As things are settling down I’m working on getting in my Latin and hopefully French time in the morning. My reading is picking up steam again.
It just all takes time. But it’s so worth it.