The first day was good for me, the babies, and the writing. We attended a baby date with one of my best friends from high school and my nieces were having so much fun they played right through nap time. We got back home right about when they would have been getting up from nap time. So I switched up the schedule a little on them and let them sleep for like an hour and half. I don't know too many things about kids, but I know not to let them nap too long at the later end of the day or you'll be up all night. I took that time to have my third cup of coffee and sit down with my writing. It was very tempting to lay down with the ladies, but I wanted to make an honest attempt at fitting in my writing while "mothering." My word count was better than my early morning sessions, 384. I probably could have written for a bit longer than I did, but this is where the balancing act comes in. If I wrote longer and I'd pay for it by being up all night. So instead I chose to be satisfied with the timeI had to write and kept the babies close to their usual schedule. I don't think I have to remind you all of my feelings about sleep, being up all night with energized babies might break me at this point in my life. So I chose to keep a good balance of my competing priorities.
It all turned out in my favor. I got as much sleep as I could hope for and my nieces aren't cranky or whiny. I'm finding time to blog in the am with plans to work on my novel in the late afternoon. Let's hope I keep it up today.