So for the last 3 years my "job" has been full time caretaker to a needy but appreciative little boy. Now suddenly he's away at school for more than 7 hours a day. What am I supposed to be doing all day? I know in just a few weeks I'll have a new child to be a full time caretaker of. Meanwhile, expect that I'll have the cleanest (and most organized) house! Really it is great to have all the time in the world to "nest". But after a week or so I'm sure I'll be just trying to find more things to do.
Luckily, last week when I still had some clarity, I decided to make a list of things to do while Gavin is away at school. I felt a little guilty at first putting the list together, but just knew otherwise I'd sit around wondering what was next. This list is comprised of all those loose ends and things that are accomplished much faster with out the assistance of a toddler. Yesterday, as I relied heavily on this list to get me through the morning it, affectionately became know as "The List". Sure, I still have regular household duties I can do, but these are more specific tasks. And while I don't expect to need it everyday, it sure was a lifesaver yesterday!