It's incredible how much you can get done when you are SUPPOSED to be doing something else.... My plan for today was to continue working away at the book, in particular, focusing on the Renegade Parenting section (sounds so wild, who'd think it was mostly to do with alternative ways of sleeping, eating and yes...pooping... for you and your baby?) as well as sorting through the SAHM (Stay at home mom for those of you not in the know) and Working Mom Questions and Answers.
Instead, I deep cleaned my fridge and defrosted my freezer and then set about scrubbing my floors and doing yet another load of laundry. I checked my email oooooooooh, I'd say about 400 times, replied to a few letters, chatted to a few friends online and double checked some reservations I'd made earlier in the week. I made a water area for the baby to play in and planned suppers for the next few nights. I surfed the web in the name of research and now am writing this blog.
The odd thing is that I really love working on the book. I get so excited when I read through the various experiences other women have had, some funny, some maddening and some heartbreakingly sad. I love having those "ME TOO!" moments when I really connect with what someone's written and just want to call them up and invite them over for a good long natter. I love writing down my own thoughts in the hopes that someday, someone will read them and go "Oh thank God! I'm not the only nutcase out there!" and I absolutely cannot wait for the day when this book is out on the shelves and people can pick it up and see that they are not alone. That there is no clear cut way of doing this whole "mothering" thing and that we are all just doing the best we can with what we have.
Of course, that's not going to happen until I sit myself down and get some work done.
No matter how clean my fridge is...