Full Time Mom, Full Time Work
Me and Natalia on the plane to Alabama
I’m trying to figure out a schedule where I can take care of Natalia and still get my work done AND keep up with cooking and housework. I think I’ve finally accepted that I need two days in the house, then I can have three at the studio and then Saturday and Sunday for gigs. Of course every week is a little different because of different gigs like weddings, quinceañeras, and funerals, but having a loose schedule would help me plan better and accomplish more, I’m hoping.
The Bean is going through a phase right now where she’s more needy and not sleeping as well. But she points t everything and investigates everything. She’s quite intense.
Natalia doing some light reading on the plane to Alabama
We were on the plane to Alabama a couple weeks ago and – surprisingly – she traveled really well, even going through ATL. This little pic I snapped while she was intense studying the flight information pamphlet. The flight attendants said she was probably the only one who read it!
It is definitely a challenge trying to work while caring for her full-time. I’m really thankful to be so blessed to have a job that I can take her with me – be it at the studio or to the church. A the studio I have a crib in the control room and had to install blackout curtains so she can take a nap. Same at the church – in the loft I have a Pack N Play crib and a blackout curtain. At the funeral this morning she took a 30-min nap. Not ideal, but better than nothing.
But I really have so much less time than ever.
Everyone says that your life changes forever when you have kids, and not to sound like a “martyr mom” because I hate that crap, but it’s so profoundly true in a way that you would never know until you experience it. But by the same token, it’s BETTER. It’s great to invest in another human being and help her grow and learn.
I wouldn’t trade it for the world.