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Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Juggling Struggle Continues

Today I wanted to really work on putting together all the techie stuff for my business blog and website. Sadly I kinda got off to a rocky start and it set the tone for the rest of the day...sorta. First I woke up late...around 5am which is 2 hours past my 3am daily wakeup. That meant I only had 2 hours to get some techie stuff done before Daniel woke up and the day started. Of course you know those two hours went by very quickly.

By then Daniel was wake and I had to juggle eating, changing, and cuddling him with visiting other mommy blogs, adding different blog buttons, and setting up my profiles on different sites. Then there was still my regular life stuff to juggle also.

By the afternoon Daniel started throwing tantrums because he couldn't understand why mommy wasn't playing with him like I did before. From then till now...around 6pm he cried and cried and cried. *sigh* Nothing beyond stopping and giving him full attention would calmed him. But I didn't want to lose my momentum with setting things up. At one point I held him while trying to type comments and emails. Whatever it took to keep going. Eventually his bed time came and I was able to put him down and write this blog. It was a struggle but at least I started somethings.


Quiskaeya says:
at: February 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM said...

He is so beautiful!! I enjoyed seeing pictures of him growing up over the past months. awwwwwwww…

Oh do I ever know what's like trying to get stuff done on the computer and baby wants ALL of Mama's attention. You aren't alone in this! That's wonderful that you are moving things along in your business venture. :)

Cindi ~ Moomettesgram's Musings says:
at: March 8, 2009 at 11:12 AM said...

Discovered your blog, visiting from MBC & fav'd you to Technorati!

GTC says:
at: March 9, 2009 at 8:42 AM said...

Hello, Nikki,
I'm the grandparent of two extraordinary bi-racial children, 4 and 2 years old. My daughter-in-law is from Nigeria, now a citizen and almost done with her doctorate. (She totally mastered the keyboarding and baby feeding duality awhile ago!) My son and my family are just plain old Western European-American mutts!

I'm interested in how my grandchildren will fare as they grow up, although personally I'm not really worried too much.
My mother, who was 92 when she died a few years ago, thought it was cruel to have a bi-racial child, but she pretty much got over it when she saw the older child. (Babies have powers!) My experiences were much more diverse and I was fortunate enough (thanks to parents, etc.,) to be well educated, so the world looks different to my now elderly generation than hers.

In my years in public education I had kids from all over the world, even though I was in a small Tennessee town, albeit a town with a Japanese auto parts plant, Alcoa Aluminum, and a few miles from the state university. I soon saw that kids are kids and people are people no matter what, and I think the kids in our school pretty much had the same attitude.

But there are always surprises, and I hope we can give the children the resiliency to deal with whatever comes their way.

Thanks for following my blog! Good luck to you!

at: March 18, 2009 at 2:19 PM said...

Hi Nikki! I discovered your blog recently. I just wanted to tell you that I think little Daniel is too cute! He's now become our(hubby and I) newest bi-racial online "baby crush." Wow, he really looks so much like his father. I bet you hear that all of the time! :) I actually am a preschool teacher and teach mostly children of Asian descent (Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Thai..) My husband happens to be bi-racial as well. He is half Filipino (father) and half Russian-Jewish (mother). He looks very similar to Keanu Reeves, but my husband has much longer hair. I just wanted to add to what GTC wrote about a little. My last name is actually a Tagalog one so even when I arrived for the interview they assumed I was half Filipino/black or possibly even Dominican. Nevertheless, when I first started teaching at my preschool I think some people thought it was odd that a Black/American Indian woman was teaching little Asian children, but after 2 years with all of my little ones all of the people who thought that have now realized that people are most times more alike than they are different regardless of their racial background.
I actually only have one Black/African-American child in my class.

Please keep up the wonderful job you are doing on your blog! I will be a regular reader/visitor to it from now on! We love all of the adorable pictures of Daniel!