It's been nice having the extra hands around here. Really, really nice. Because we weren't quite ready with clothes washing and such, the help allowed us to get caught up and ease into something of a routine slowly.
But some of this has been artificial in the sense that we haven't had to do this by ourselves, to figure it out, and so forth. We're both grateful for the help but I realize I haven't had a full taste of what this is like yet. And yet I'm still exhausted and sleep-deprived, even with four hands in the past week. I'm not sure how we would have weathered the first two weeks without the extra hands, and I'll admit I'm a little nervous about how things will go when it's just my wife and I to handle this.
Throw in the mix that the semester starts next week, and things are about to get a whole lot crazier.
We'll get through it, of course. People always do. Plus I am reminding myself that the baby was due after the term was supposed to start, so figuring all this out on the fly mid-semester would definitely have been more difficult. I've tried to prepare, and I know there are things I didn't think of.
But as it usually goes, the butterflies are there for a reason. This is big, bigger than anything I've ever tackled in life and the stakes are about as high could be. I am hoping my students and colleagues will be patient and understanding with this sleep-deprived professor. I pride myself on being there for my students and it's going to feel weird to not be able to be on campus much during the first month of the semester.
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