My daughter goes to day care three days a week, and I have her the other two weekdays. We generally have a lot of fun. We play with her Hot Wheels, we paint, we break out the Lego. I try to get her out of the house at least once, and she particularly loves the Simpson Garden Park (she will tell me "after we look at flowers, we get a milkshake. Yep, she's got me trained). Unfortunately, most of our day trips tend to be going to the grocery store, as it seems we never have enough stuff. That's okay, though, because she seems to really like going there as well. I just like spending time with her, and I'm pretty sure she likes spending time with me.
Fridays, she's in day care, and I'm home. It's a work day for me, the only day I can use to keep up with my online classes. I go to campus the other two days this semester. Every so often, though, my classes do all their work via the internet, and I have a day where I don't have to go in. Today's one such day. My kid is at day care, and I'm here.
Here, however, is the conundrum. I've got two classes of grading to do. However, I grade in my study...which is the same room where I keep all my musical stuff. I've got this grading to do, but I keep looking over at my guitar leaning on the futon...and I'm having to fight the desire to play guitar and write songs all day.
Growing up and being responsible sucks...particularly when one still has the heart of a kid.