When times get really busy, M and I find ourselves talking more through email than in person. That sounds really sad when I type it here, but occasionally it happens that way. He gets up early, I do morning duties with the kiddos, he does afternoons. We tag team evenings around meetings and extra work. It’s not always the ideal, and it’s not always the norm, but for the foreseeable future it’s our life.
We touch base via email mid-morning – just a quick check in to say everyone made to it to school / school / work / work. At lunch I quick browse a few of my favorite blogs, and check personal email. Occasionally I’ll find something I like, or an email deal catches my eye and I’ll jot off a quick note to him with an image or a link. Sometimes immediately – and sometimes a little later in the day – I’ll get a note back. That is cool. Wow. Pretty pricey, but sweet. I’d love to be able to do that. I love that part of my day – I love thinking about something that relates to my family or our home, and knowing that someone is on the other end of that thought, thinking the same thing.
Late afternoon emails verify pickups and dropoffs, missing ingredients for the scheduled menu, and last minute changes of plans. The day moves back into the juggle mode of commutes and commitments.
I love the middle moments.