I see so many of my friends Facebook posts with phrases like, .....
some days I wish there was more than one of me ( I am sure some people are glad that it is only one of me) ...Gotta go here, gotta finish this, gotta plan that... man my head is spinning!!!!
is feeling like I need a personal assistant these days.....too much to manage between work/home/kids/etc......
and these are actual quotes from FB!
Isn't it astounding how much we as moms are over-scheduled, over-worked, and overly-EXHAUSTED. Sometimes I look at some of my amazing mother-friends and I think to myself, "how on earth does she do it and make it look so effortless?" Well, the truth is she is really exhausted, and holding it all together as best she can just like I am. If I am doing good in one area, chances are something is lacking somewhere else. So, where did we go wrong? Well, really we didn't do anything wrong per say. The one thing we all have going for us is that we want to do it all and be absolutely perfect at whatever it is. I want to be everywhere, involved in every thing, doing it all just perfectly despite all my little (or giant) imperfections. I think that I have so much going on in my life until I talk to my friend who has the exact same amount of craziness going on in her world.
The hardest part for me is not being able to say no. I actually want to do it all and I want to do it well. Only to find out, I'm exhausted, stressed, worn-out and more importantly, my child is exhausted. So here is what normally happens.....The moment I take like 5 seconds out for myself to do something for me, or to get away from EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY the GUILT kicks in. Oh yea, and then the school calls and says your child has a fever and you need to come and get her. Then I'm an hour away doing something fun, so I cry all the way home because I feel guilty for not being RIGHT there. How does this happen? It seems like their is some kind of radar I don't know about that keeps me from relaxing. Probably the only time I've relaxed lately was on my honeymoon where I was 4 billion miles away with no cell phone service and my mom could NOT actually let me know my child was sick...WHILE I WAS AWAY!!!! Ok, I'll throw in one pic....Look how stress free I am!!!!!
|this just makes me happy|