Keola had his first day of work this past Friday, and well...so did I. I'm happy to report that both of our days were highly successful. It has been a long, LONG time since the only thing I had to worry about was Noweo, and giving her my full attention came naturally. Our day was so sweet and simple: A trip to the library, tons of reading, a nap, puzzles, organizing stuff, and before we knew it, it was time to pick up daddy.
I was nervous, wondering about whether I'd have the stamina to deal with a two year old all by myself. I'm so used to Keola and his Grandma being around to absorb some of Noweo's boundless energy. I thought we would be bored, that I'd have to jam-pack her day with lots of activities, but that turned out not to be the case. She chose her activities herself and spent good chunks of time on them. She didn't even ask for the iPad all day (I had hidden it on a high shelf) and only watched it for a little while in the evening.
I'm not saying every day is going to be like this, and my responsibilities are still not what they would be if I was running my own house (i.e. grocery shopping, making dinner cleaning, etc.) but it's a good start. Keola starting on Friday and then having just a three days of work this week also helps with "easing" into it. Life is bound to get busier, but so far, so good.