Well the people (in my head) have spoken and they say it is time to get back on my blawgh. It has been waaaaaaaay too long since my last post and that is not due to the lack of subject material. Let me tell you, this family keeps me hopping and makes this mom’s world go ‘round. This dry spell has been due to 2 factors:
- It’s a terrifically busy life we lead. Cheerleading, jiu-jitsu, football, school, play-dates, church, life-group meetings, PTO…you get the idea, right?source
- I have a hard time taking time for me. But that is changing… slowly.
Do you remember back when it was your first Monday morning after you graduated college and there was NOTHING that had to be done that day (assuming that you didn’t have a job already lined up)? Or the first day as a stay-at-home mom when your husband went off to work and you stayed in your pajamas?
That is what I am feeling these days with all 3 in school from 8am-1pm. But sadly this feeling is much different now than it was then. I have been accustomed to being the hands and feet of my family for many years now. So now that my kids can dress themselves, pack their lunches, and make a bed like they are in the military, my hands and feet aren’t needed 24/7. I keep thinking that I have deadlines to meet when it comes to cleaning potties or doing laundry. Or that if I don’t wipe down counters and vacuum the floors someone will be let down. I feel guilty that I can go to the gym and workout. I feel guilty that I can eat a bite while catching up on recorded episodes of Rehab Addict. I feel guilty that I ADORE the sound of silence. I feel guilty about not HAVING to get up and put on real pants. But I’m working on all that…
Watch out world, this mom is taking back her right to enjoy the time while the kids are at school!!!!! She is wearing yoga pants and drinking coffee!! She is making lists of things SHE WANTS TO DO!! Make no mistake people, this means war.
CAN YOU HEAR THE MOMMY SING? SINGING THE SONG OF ANGRY MEN! THIS IS THE MUSIC OF THE MOMMY WHO WILL NOT FEEL GUILT AGAIN!source
Why do I suddenly feel like waving a giant flag and throwing chairs out of my window? Anyhoo, you get the point.
I have a long tick list of projects that I want to get through this year and if I’m busy making deadlines for laundry and vacuums I won’t get even half of it finished. Don’t get me wrong–I love a clean house. I just don’t want to feel shackled to my cleaning routine.
So here are a few things that I would love to accomplish before next December 31st:
- Paint dining room
- Paint dining room table
- Make slipcovers for DR chairs
- Make new pillows for LR sofa
- Paint office
- Make the family room prettier (can you tell I have no clue where to start?)
That is only a fraction of what is actually on my list…I might need to hire a crew. Hopefully, there will be many more posts as I get through some of my list.
How do you spend your days? Do you feel guilt when the day is all about you? Do you ever get time for yourself? Let me hear from you on this, I can’t be the only one with an opinion.