This is even true for when you go from one kiddo to two.
With our first child we read every book, and attempted to do everything just right--no t.v., no sugar, and schedules were followed. With #2, well, let's just say I'm thrilled if I get a shower during the day.
I feel guilty because it seems like no one is really getting 100% of me. Plus, if you were sitting where I am, you'd also probably be wondering if our house was hit by a small tornado recently.
I need time. Time to help my new baby really adjust to having a schedule. Time to really help nurture my son's toddler heart. Time to clean my bedroom (really, this room even smells funny--I'm pretty sure those are spit up stains on the carpet). I'm a bit wary of being home full-time and starting a new business.
Okay, in all honesty, I'm not being fair to myself. We're still working through a major transition, and our days won't be like this soon. (I'm still working full-time at my "normal" job, trying to get this new business venture up & running, and attempting to be a full-time mommy.)
So, you might be reading this & thinking, well, instead of blogging you could be cleaning that room. Yeah, you're probably right. I guess I'm also needing time to just think. To get everything that's in my head out, so I can get things sorted & then tackle each one. Most days it's a luxury to even get that done. Usually we start the day at 6:30 a.m., and it seems like dinner time comes all too quickly. Today I didn't even have a second to brush my teeth until 4 p.m. Ick.
I need encouragement. This is what I DID get DONE today:
- Took care of a major crisis at work, despite that I'm supposed to be on vacation today.
- Assembled a new laundry sorter.
- Met the kids' needs, and enjoyed some one-on-one time with each of them.
- Wrote on my blog :)
- Finished my husband's invoicing for his business.
- Ran a couple loads of laundry
It's not everything that I need to get done, but it's the best I could do today. :)