The kids and I get a lot of calls from concerned people lately. We really are doing OK, though we do love having so many people supporting us through Jason's job away from home. Jason tells me that, from what he's seen of me, single parenting requires a lot of caffeine. Thankfully this doesn't seem to bother Eleanor--she doesn't really sleep much during the day anyway and I haven't noticed a decrease in that little bit of sleep, or in fussiness or anything. This is a very good thing.
We're keeping busy. Last summer I worked while being home with the boys and didn't do a great job of keeping work separate from spending time with them. I was so focused on getting the work done that I spent way more time working during their awake hours than I would have liked. That's changed this summer. I do some work during the day but mainly while they're in quiet time. Most of it gets done after they go to bed. I'm spending more time letting them have fun this summer--we've been going swimming a lot, going to our playgroup, just spending time with friends. The kids haven't gotten really bored yet (of course, it's only been 3 weeks) and I find it's easier when they're not bored. I have a couple of things I'm saving for rainy days or those times when they get really bored.
OK, I know you're not here to listen to me blather about things like that. I actually have some more substantive posts that I'm slowly writing piecemeal but it's hard to find time to do this at all. Ellie is getting more and more fun lately. She isn't screaming as much of the time, to the rejoicing of my ears, and spends an awful lot of time cooing and babbling and such.
The kids are particularly cute these days. Last night they were all sleeping in amusing ways, so I broke out the camera! It's 95 degrees here (76 in the house). The boys consisently choose to wear fleece and flannel pajamas. I don't get it.