Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Days off.....or are they?

So for today I have no kids. Well I have mine but if I only considered days off days without Payton I almost never would have days off!! So I have very few of these anymore and a list as long as my arm of things I'd like to accomplish.

Darn, she doesn't think it's time to nap. Will continue later.

K, I'm back. For the moment she's happily pulling every DVD we own out of the cupboard. I really need to get a lock on that.....

The problem being I never feel like I accomplish anything. Maybe I set my goals to high and get fustrated and overwhelmed. Maybe I just don't do enough. I don't know. What I do know is I must get something ANYTHING accomplished today or I will be cranky come evening. So all I ask is to finish the kitchen, get all the toys put away, everything out of the livingroom that doesn't belong, and the table cleared off, oh and some laundry, Payton's room needs some help, the bathroom needs cleaning, I need some "me" time, and some Payton and Mommy time, and hmmm...maybe I should get some breakfast, I'm going to need the energy.....

Now if Payton would only go for her nap....

2 comments:

Shari said...

Deep breath Michelle.

One thing at a time!!! And take lotsa breaks to make it less drudgery-like.

Remember when Payton was a newborn and people told you, "it will get better, Michelle." (in reference to having time to stuff done) Well, they werent really referring to the toddler phase. lol. It is hard. It really is. It's not just you. So, go easy on yourself. Ask for help, cause ITS OK TO GET HELP. ((hugs))

Lolita said...

Hey Michelle, I was reading a couple of your posts, and I just wanted to make sure you know that things DO get better. They're likely to get worse before they get better, but life is a series of events, and some of them are unfortunate (like the house being a mess) and some are sheer miracles (like your baby!!!).
I know what I'm talking about - I have three kids, which would not be that bad, but the 2 younger ones are 3-yr old twins. I stayed home with them full time until they were 16 months old (then I went back to work - after spending a total of 21 months at home...).

So our house often looks like it's been trashed by burglars, but it's just the girls playing. I've decided not to stress myself out with these things anymore. Life is too short to worry about these things. Lighten up on yourself, and you'll probably have more energy to do more. It's surprising really...

If you get the meals on the table and everyone has something clean to wear in the morning, then you've done what needed to be done.
I need to do about 12 loads of laundry per week, and sometimes I just "go on strike" - it feels good not to think about laundry for a few days (this is compensated by days like last Sunday when 8 loads were done by lunch time... did I mention my kids are early risers?).
Good luck, keep posting and don't hesitate to vent and rant. It's healthy!