With my son now being a month old (I can’t believe how quickly the month has gone by!), I’m beginning to really see just how much time I have available to actually sit down and read. In the month since my son arrived, I have managed to finish one book that I started since he was born, Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, finished a book that I began prior to his birth, Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, and I’ve managed to begin a third book, Offit’s Autism’s False Prophets.
From the get go, I completely realized that my life was going to dramatically change for the better, and it has, and that I would have less time to do some of the things I enjoy, but it didn’t quite hit me exactly how much time I would have for reading and my other activities, until we actually got our boy home and we started getting into somewhat of a routine. Well, as much of a routine as you possibly can with a newborn!
I still try to read during my lunch break at work, but when I’m at home in the evenings and on the weekends, at least until my son sleeps a bit more, I’ve discovered that I’m relieving my wife so she can sleep. And when both my wife and son are sleeping, especially on weekends, I’m finding that I want to sleep myself!
It’s my intent, that once we get everything more on a routine, as my son gets older, that I’ll be able to find a bit more time to read! I especially need to really work on getting Autism’s False Prophets read. It was recommended by our pediatrician, so my wife and I can be as well-informed about vaccines and autism. After that, I’m hoping to read another Agatha Christie work, and continue making some progress on my classics club list!
What are you reading this weekend and upcoming week? How have major life changing events affected your reading?