I hope so. When both my girls were in school full day for the first time, I thought I was going to have loads of free time to do creative work on the computer.
I was in for a surprise as it turned out that the older they got, the busier our lives became after school which meant that I was running around like a crazy person from 3:00 pm and on, which meant that I needed to get done ALL of the household stuff during the day and that left little time for anything creative.
I hope this year is different, although with my eldest entering high school, I'm having some doubts.
I'm going to have less time. Now that our youngest will start 1st grade, I'll be working days. So there goes my free time, but I'll be home at night for dinners, homework, jammies, bedtime stories....all the things I miss now.
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