I do my best to balance family life (school, meals, laundry) with my writing life. My husband and sons are crazy supportive, which is awesome. Thankfully my boys have learned to make grilled cheese sandwiches, Top Ramen, and quesadillas. In a pinch, they can make themselves a hot meal.
My kitchen island has several neat stacks of papers that need my attention. I have a few writing projects that demand my time. It'll all get done, eventually.
I spent today with 53 4th graders, visiting the San Fernando Mission. Words written today? Zero. As I bounced along in the school bus, I realized that I'm one of the lucky moms who CAN be a part of these field trips. I witnessed which boys like which girls. I saw which students give their teacher the most trouble. I was there, and that's what mattered.
I won't get these days with my boys back. Ever. I plan on milking them for all they're worth.