Or just relax?

The last months have been rough for us. In that sense, my little break from blogging came at exactly the right time, albeit for the wrong reasons.

Since August, we have had only three weeks of Kindergarten for our boy, and the first two weeks were introductions, so they were only part time. The promised day care for our girl was postponed from October. Extreme staff shortages in child care these days. First it was changed to January. Can you imagine how disruptive that is? Then it changed to December. Last week we got a call that it would change to November, but in a different day care. I guess that’s good news, but nevertheless the past weeks were extremely difficult to handle. Heike started working again after her maternity leave, and the combination of us both doing our jobs and a lack of daycare made it a juggling competition for both of us. Lots of home office and too many long hours have left us exhausted. On the positive side, also lots of lovely time together with the kids. Sweeties.

I’m not sure what will happen in November, when both of our kids will be in daycare. We will probably not know what to do with all that time on our hands. Maybe I should finally start my book! Or write those papers I’ve been thinking about. Or just relax….?

These two: the toughest (and most rewarding) job ever.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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