There are days that are harder than others. Mine often coincide when hubby leaves for the week, and yes I realize this is not a coincidence and might have more to do with my mental mindset more than anything. I’m working on that.
I’ve decided I’m going to start sharing some of the blogs that I follow for some much needed Mommy Inspiration.
Rachel at Finding Joy is where I know I can find the shoulder to lean on, albeit virtual, and a few words to help me remember that the little things are important. The picking up of socks, the never ending dishes and the vain attempt to keep the clothes clean in a house for 6 people.
Sleep is something I could do very easily right now. Despite getting sleep last night, it seems like my body feels like I’m never getting enough. Of course I am finally starting to get better after being sick last week so that might have a little to do with it.
But I forced myself outside in the 40+ degree sunny day for a short walk up and down the street with the kids running alongside, with the baby in the Tula. Now the kids are finishing their snack, and the baby might actually nap for a bit. Time to work on that todo list that ever cycles in my head.
Too often it thinks of the big things. The taxes to get done, the never ending laundry pile, and constant decluttering. Oh and the schooling that should probably get a bit more “formal” than it seems some days.
The kids focus on the smaller things. A snack for their bellies after playing outside, dancing around to some music in their heads, learning something completely unrelated to anything I had planned for the day.
I need reminders at times that the little things are very important.
Today’s reminder… “Big and small. It all adds up and it all matters and you are an amazing person. Even when you’re tired or stumble or have moments where you’re ready to throw in the towel.”
So I’m taking a deep breath, going to finish my tea, and kiss the head of the little one who has fallen asleep in the ring sling.
Refocusing on what needs to be done today, tonight and this week.
But yes, still as much as I try, I could go for a nap right now. #alliwantissleep