Freelancing with a Two-year-old

Yes, being a freelancer with a two-year-old in the house is an adventure. I’m learning a few things about writing copy while keeping one eye on a toddler. I keep both ears on her; silence when there’s a toddler around can be scary. My niece is very well-behaved though, and I’m so proud of her for it. She’s “helped” me work (sitting on my lap and pointing out everything on the monitor), she insisted I had to eat lunch with her (an identical lunch, of course), and she’s discovered that grown-ups munch on dry cereal sometimes, too. The unfortunate part of all of this is that my work is taking about three times as long as it had been.

I am gaining a deeper admiration for moms who freelance. I don’t know how they do it full-time, especially with little children. It’s tiring, frustrating, and sometimes a lot of fun. That sense of wonder as the two-year-old watches you type and figures out that all that typing is what makes things appear on the screen is great. I’m learning to take advantage of nap time and bed time to catch up. Also, when Grandma and Grandpa take the munchkin out for a while.

If any of you freelance with little ones in your house, I admire you. I’m still trying to figure out how to meet a deadline with a toddler around. Can you share some of your secrets of success?

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Freelancing with a Two-year-old

  1. < HREF="http://www.ICanFreelance.com" REL="nofollow">ICanFreelance.com has all the outsource india, freelance projects and hr outsourcing you need.<> Check it out

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s