Let's see, this time 5 years ago I was still teaching summer school and getting ready to go study at abroad.
Back then my summers were spent sleeping in as long as I wanted, professional development for teaching, planning spontaneous get away trips with girlfriends, and romantic week long vacations with my husband with no added stress about who could we get to watch the kids for that long. Ahh, life was good.
However, life is great now. Being home during the summer with my boys is great. We are only a couple of weeks into this summer and already I'm having a blast. Cameron, being mobile now, is much more interactive and enjoys playing with his big brother. We have the back yard all set up with a kiddie pool, club house, sprinkler and water table. Add in field trips, play dates and lazy rainy days and we are all set.
I'm trying to channel my inner domestic goddess, but trying to entertain 2 toddlers and have the house all cleaned, laundry all done, meals on the table, keeping up preschool enrichment is exhausting. I'm beat by the end of the night. I think some days I was less tired when I was working.
I love being a seasonal SAHM, it is the best of both worlds. What has life thrown you that has changed it? Feel free to share.