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Friday, May 14, 2010

Time Is Of The Essence

Time and I don't get along much anymore.

There are just not enough hours in the day and I feel as though I am always trying to beat the clock.

My piles and "To Do" list seem to grow instead of diminish.

I have always prided myself at being good at time management and I have always been acutely aware of how much time it takes to do things. Even more so, now that I am a mom.

During any given day, I feel like I have such few short precious windows of opportunity to get anything accomplished in the way of household tasks or personal things. Simple tasks like: brushing my teeth, scarfing down a sandwich, folding laundry, returning a phone call, paying a bill, catching up on bad TiVo, or my favorite, while you nap activity: BLOGGING. Now you know why I'm posting this at almost 1:30 in the morning!

Most of the household chores can obviously wait, but some of the personal items are downright vital to my well being and sanity and I'll be damned if it's nearly impossible some days to squeeze it all in when you DON'T nap. All I can say is Holy Frustration... for both of us!

Sure, I can do some things while you are awake, but you are usually right underfoot wanting (and deserving) my undivided attention and if I'm not giving it to you, I feel extremely guilty. It's a never-ending struggle because once you go down for the night, I'm running around like a chicken with their head cut off doing things, when I really want to be spending time with your dad or relaxing before it all starts up again tomorrow.

I know I'm not the only mom that feels this way, so I'm curious, how do you balance it all? The meals, laundry, phone calls, grocery shopping, planning, organizing, personal time, heck, even relationships? Especially you moms with more than one child? I'm anxious to hear how you keep on good terms with time.

The best is yet to be.

Day 80/100

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1 Comments:

Blogger Leah said...

I think that if you do the best that you can do no one can fault for anything. And for goodness sake, take advantage of the time he is napping or asleep for the night to simply get off your feet and rest your tired head. I know blogging is fun and can be addicting but I think your head needs a break from all that thinking and stressing too. So relax when he relaxes sometimes too.

May 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

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