Working At Home With Two Kids

by Mandalyn on April 28, 2013

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Everyone told me that having two kids was so easy!  In fact that they simply found themselves juggling just a tiny bit more every day.  Those people were lying!

My little Wyatt is a handful, always has been.  However, he has always been a fiercely independent little guy.  Even as a baby he was happy to just play in his jumper or swing while I plowed through work.  Looking back he was a perfect at home comrade!  With the arrival of Deuce things changed in ways I never anticipated, or prepared for.

Each morning starts off with tanking Deuce up, and praying he will stay asleep while I struggle into jeans that are still too snug from baby gain.  Wyatt rushes around with me as he gets dressed, eats breakfast, and gets his school bag ready.  Soon enough the three of us are rushing to preschool, and then back home again to squeeze in as much work as possible before I have to grab Wyatt from school again.  The remainder of the day is spent juggling work, two kids, and whatever therapy or appointment we have that day.  Deuce really makes working at home a much bigger challenge, and I finally get the incredulous “how do you work at home with kids” looks so many have given me.  Folks…let me be frank.  Working at home with children bites! I cannot tell you how many times I wish I could go to work and not be interrupted during projects for requests for juice, or bum changes.  However, working from home allows me to see to every need Wyatt needs for his autism.  So I juggle it, mama has no choice.

However, Deuce is making this endeavor particularly tough.  Unlike Wyatt he wants to be held all the time.  He won’t nap alone much, and when he does nap he is generally woken up by Wyatt.  I admit I spend a lot of my day getting up and down constantly, and then playing catch up at night if Colby is home.   All of this has me very busy, and takes me away from this blog.  I am still here, plugging away though and will get more into the grind as the months go by.

Take care all!


The Solicitor vs. Autistic Child

by Mandalyn on January 17, 2013

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I have to post this because it makes me laugh, and damn it!  My kiddo doesn’t make silly comments, but he does make me laugh every day.

I work from home so I get all the religious zealots out to convert me, druggie magazine sales kids, and that darn alarm salesman who tells me my alarm is inferior to THEIR product.  Have I mentioned this is a negative to working at home?!?!  Anywhoo…yesterday we got another surprise visitor.  I just happened to be in the kitchen when I heard the knock on my front door. I quickly dashed into our living room to keep Wyatt from alerting the person on the other side that we were indeed home.  Well, my little ninja beat me to the door.  He happily ran to the knock at the door and knocked back and ran back to his game on the Ipad.  I could only laugh when I heard the guy on the other side saying “Hello? Hello?”  I am sure he didn’t a knock to answer his own knock.

Yeah…it is pretty simple, but it made my day!


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