Lately it's also meant that during afternoon nap, I work. Actual, real, responsible-to-other-people work. (Like, not this blog, can you tell?) Anyway. I've liked the schedule, enjoyed the routine and the purpose. "Movie time" is immediately after "nap time" so that I can finish up what I didn't get done to the chorus of "Let's Build a Word!!"
It's been great, but 2 hours is not enough time to actually finish something that other people are waiting on. There are technical difficulties and last-minute edits that I can't control. There are people who work 9-5, not 2-4, and so maybe don't answer their phone when I call at 2:05, which means I can't proceed until 2:05 THE NEXT DAY. Today, I am feeling so done with trying to cram responsibility into two hours that end with whining for snacks, me losing my patience, and a frozen computer.
It's been like two weeks on the same project because between waiting on information, edits, and printers outside the house and waiting on a four-year-old, two-year-old and one-year-old inside the house, has made this take FOREVER. I'm reminded why I don't take on a lot of these projects - it's not really a win for anyone. Who wants to be the boss waiting for the mom at home to hurry up and get the graham crackers out so she could buy herself 4 more minutes to send one more email?
One project. Not yet done. About 2 other projects currently on my list that keep getting bumped, and about six zillion projects that haven't even made the list yet because I'm not THAT unrealistic.
Anyone else "work from home?" How the heck do you do it?