Posts Tagged ‘i really should stop whining as i’m a lucky lady’

The season…

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Suddenly I get a reminder every day for some  amazing colony or fellowship program. Deadlines are looming and hence such emails are flooding the internets.   I stare at the pictures ( above, the Millay Colony,whose Facebook announcement found me yesterday) and sigh.

Was a time when I would have applied to everything.  But.

I cannot think about leaving the boys for a month.  I just can’t.  I want to write in a quiet place, focus on my work, talk with other writers, share a glass of wine.

But not badly enough to leave a one year old and a two year old. Not badly enough to “find someone to take them”. Not badly enough to miss seeing their faces daily.

Why doesn’t someone start a colony with childcare?  Would that be so impossible?  Who needs time more than moms?

Or maybe there could be a co-op setup. A colony where the moms and dads are gone 9-5, and the kids are essentially at “camp” and each parent rotates through, takes one shift in the “camp” a week?

Or maybe someone could do a colony where you can go for one week?  One week would be HUGE for me.  I could maybe do a week.