Three Ring Circus

There’s a lot going on. Almost all of it is energizing and fun. BabyGirl is still a strong, happy baby who is generous with her smiles. And her big brother, LittleMan, keeps her covered in kisses. And Daddy is enjoying his Mr. Mom days while they last.

As I mentioned before, right now I have a few simultaneous design efforts in flight. I wasn’t sure if that would be a blessing or a curse.  Turns out that I enjoy having multiple irons in the design fire. Being forced to spend time away from one design effort and think about something else opens up the creativity. There’s a lot of benefit to it over the usual practice of slogging through it and banging your head on the monitor hoping to have an epiphany.

Of course the drawback is lack of sleep, and sometimes having to cut back on time with the family.  Working Moms Against Guilt is a great resource reminding me that one of my roles in Team Swanson is bringing home the bacon. (I get lots of help with the frying it up in a pan part.) It makes no sense for me to feel guilty about fulfilling the role that we decided I would play. Especially when doing it well means that it demands more of my time. It’s an nontraditional situation to be sure, but that suits my family. And heck, this study shows that it’s a good move for my kids as well.

It’s all a matter of perspective. Well, that and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.