Exhausting, this whole fall thing

IMG_4284At the end of every Summer I have pretty much braced myself for a very busy Fall.

By the middle of every Fall, I realize I had drastically under-prepared.

What’s stunning about that is the fact that this happens every year.

This Fall has brought some new challenges beyond getting back to school, gearing up for Fall sports and my NFL work. I took on coaching and that has been more exhausting than I ever anticipated, both emotionally and physically. It’s been tremendously rewarding and fun in most ways, but it’s certainly an extra layer of energy drain and exhaustion.

Also, work has been scattered and more stressful than usual, though there is less of it. Odd, right?

Oh, and Alpha Tween broke his hand playing football because he’s Alpha Tween and these things happen to him.

So here we are, most of the way through fall and I feel like I’ve been dragging along for twice as long. It’s definitely shown up here, where the posts have dropped off dramatically (though I’ll admit the pace I started off with was a bit mad).

It’s funny how, despite the fact that the kids are more self-sufficient, they seem to require more handling and more energy to get to do what they’re supposed to.

So all in all, this Fall has been super-exhausting.

It’s also been great. That might be a little exhausting as well.

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1 Response to “Exhausting, this whole fall thing”

  1. 1 Alicia
    October 18, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I totally agree. Parenting older kids is a whole new exhausting. I think part of it is that you have less control, and the decisions are harder. And then there’s the breaking bones and teeth.

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