Thursday, August 18, 2011

How Did They Do It?!

Change has arrived and completely turned the Kudia household inside-out!  I am almost through my first week as housewife (who also has a full-time job and 35-mile commute each way).  Scott started class on Monday and has been putting in 13+-hour days for “Hell week.”  As far as I can tell, it’s an accelerated period of getting to know each other, seeing each other’s styles, scene work, critique, and killer Suzuki movement sessions.  Needless to say, he’s exhausted when he comes through the door after 11:00pm but always with plenty to say about his day.

We came into this expecting that we wouldn’t be seeing much of each other since the program is condensed into two years AND presents long days.  Since moving here, we’ve seized every opportunity to go out together.  We literally soaked up every minute of “us” time that we could, knowing his life would soon be consumed by school.  It will take some time before we really figure out what our new routine will be.  I imagine that it must be easier than what this week felt like. 

There were so many errands to run and no one to share the load with.  I saw it as my chance to be the perfect little wife who conquered her to-do list and made home a better place.  I may have tackled that ideal too vigorously.  Better pacing next time!

I felt like I was constantly rushing to do the next task, and the heat and humidity were at an all-time high.  I felt wiped.  And then it dawned on me – my parents are heroes!  I thought about my parents and how much they did for three kids in addition to what I've done this week!  They afforded us every activity, camp, and program under the sun and actively participated.  They set the bar pretty darn high.  Although feeling kind of stressed, I found myself feeling incredibly thankful and jotting down parenting notes for when my time comes.  (Pace yourself, plan ahead, accept when said planning falls through, enjoy your family, etc.)  Good job, Dad & Mom!  I always hear that every parent wants better for his/her child, but I’m going to have to work extra hard to do that for Banjo!

I am also thankful that this week was graced with phone conversations with Kay and Summer!  It gave me some peace and joy just when I needed it.  And it was nice to have some sort of social life, even if only remotely.  And thanks to Kay, I was inspired to start a blog to keep in touch with those closest to me instead of relying on Facebook where, let’s be honest, I don’t need to be sharing life’s moments with 600 people.

It’s almost Friday, and for the first time in my life, I’m at a job where TGIF means something.  TGI(almost)F! And cheers to extraordinary parents!

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