Okay fellow mommies, I need your help. As we head into summer, I’m going to be winging it solo with two kids for the majority of June, July and August. It looks like Parker’s school will be offering summer camp for 8 weeks, but it will only run from 8am-noon. The Irishman is going to try and flex his schedule to only work 4 days a week, but I’ll still be flying solo until he gets home at 6pm or so.
First, let me start with a disclaimer. I am totally in awe of stay-at-home moms of multiple kids and of single moms in general. I have no idea how they do it. The truth is, I am completely petrified of the idea of taking care of two kids. I know that it’s probably an irrational fear and that most of the time, things will work themselves out, but I’m more than a little bit freaked out. Full disclosure: this probably has a lot to do with my aversion to playgrounds and other public places, which I’ll no doubt need to use to full effect to allow Parker to expend his energy and to retain some level of sanity. I’m planning on taking both kids to the park on nice days (pushing baby girl in the stroller while Parker rides his bike), but beyond that, I am at a total loss of how to manage things.
So, I need your help. Any tips that you can share, things that made the transition to 2 kids easier, things you wished you knew – I am ALL EARS. Please help me mommies. You’re my only hope!