My son took on a paper route (actually it's two routes) a couple of weeks ago. It's a great thing and gives him the opportunity to earn a little money of his own. My problems started when the paper called and asked him to take on a third one. Over the last week we have been trying to learn where the houses are and the best way to integrate them into his current routes so he doesn't have to add too much time.
We've gone over the map and on Sunday, my husband and I walked and then drove the 3.5 mile route so I could go with my son Monday morning and help him figure it out. I've been up with him at 5:30 am since Saturday helping. Yesterday and today we did it on bike so he could learn which was the quickest path to take.
It's refreshing being out early like that and we have enjoyed our bike rides. But the rest of my day hasn't changed and the other things I need to accomplish haven't gone away. My late night bedtime and early morning bike ride are beginning to conflict with each other. I haven't felt this tired in a long time.
On top of that, I started out Monday morning cutting sugar out of my diet. I've done okay for two days but meanwhile, I think I am GRUMPY. Yes, that's grumpy in capital letters. Given a little time my mood will level out, my son will be doing the route on his own, school's out tomorrow, and I might even get a little sleep. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to figure out what things I can cut out of my day to be able to get a some writing in.