Im going to bang this post out as quick as a wink as frankly I don't have time to sit and write today but I feel that I need to blurt this out!
IM SO SICK OF TRYING TO KEEP ON TOP OF EVERYTHING!!!
Seriously, I feel on a good day like my head is spinning. My life just twists and turns and I feel as though Im constantly stuck in a revolving door.... Do you feel the same way?
Yesterday was a wonderful example of a day that just flashes by......
I had a job interview and I planned on getting all prepared the night before as Im one of those 'last minute' people but as Murphy would have it, Ollie refused to go to bed and screamed for most of the night. This left me with yesterday morning to try and be on task yet everything else had to be done too. All the while, I chased my sickly little boy (theres the reason for the bad night..) and tried to keep his face from being engulfed by mucous! Adding to it all he was SUPER clingy.
My friend arrived to watch him as I fled out the door and prepared myself mentally on the way in the car. I felt like I was suffocating. It was too much pressure for one morning!
During the interview I was waiting for the second part and began madly texting my friends to help relieve my other friend who was watching Ollie as she had to be somewhere at a certain time and I was running late. Oh the stress of it all!!!! Once my interview was over, I sped home and put the 'mummy hat' back on and continued on with that theme....... I missed lunch, I forgot an appointment and the one thing my husband asked me to do didn't get done!
School pick up time came far too quickly. I grabbed the boys, headed to the shops so we could in fact have a choice for dinner... (thank you Jamie Oliver for your delicious AND healthy fish fingers!! You saved this mumma bears sanity!!), came home, dumped the shopping, drove my son to football training, came home, gave Ollie a bottle, got back in the car to get my son from football training, came home, made dinner, bathed Ollie, brought in washing, hung out washing, served dinner, put Ollie to bed, husband arrived home (equally as overwhelmed as me), we had dinner, we put the boys to bed, we sat down at 9:15pm and had a rest. PHEW!
Can you relate? I bet you can!!!
And to be fair to the men, its not just us women who lead such frantic lives. Im seeing more and more men heavily involved with their kids during their time off from work, and that's fantastic but you have to ask the question.... Are we all just going to burn out??
I think in the case of my family, I have to be organised and I have to stick to a plan. I fear that if I don't, too much will go undone and be forgotten. There is only so much my poor brain can store so I have to come up with a system that is easy, neat and clear. Perhaps I should use my phone more and set reminders and important dates..? Maybe each night I could write up a list of 'to do's' for the next day and hope to cross them off..? Maybe I could employ a fairy who can wave her magic wand and thoroughly clean my home whilst organising all of my plans and activities..?
Whichever option I choose, I know Im not alone in this manic style of living. I know Im not the only mother who says no to movie nights for fear of snoring in the theatre... I know Im not the only woman who manages only ONE girls weekend a year.. I know Im not alone when I say that I wish I could do more for MYSELF.... JUST FOR ME!!
I hope that once I form some amazing strategy of ultimate organisation I can begin to honour some of my personal wants... Unless you have the answer???......
Or perhaps I can just rely on that fairy.....!!
Right then..... Laundry awaits!
** I will make one final note here as a HUGE sign of respect to a father my husband and I saw on Sunday walking with twins in a double pram and carrying a baby in a sling PLUS walking the dog! Now if that's not male multi tasking at its absolute best then I don't know what is!! What a champ!!! **
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