Where is all this ME time I was anticipating? Why is it I had visions of relaxing while my sons were at school? When am I going to just sit and read a book, sip some tea, or perhaps get caught up on some favorite television shows I never got to watch when I was working?
The last two days have been a whirlwind of errands, phone calls handling personal business matters, doctor appointments and let's not forget housework. I was caught up on laundry yesterday, so why is there another full load in my washer machine right now? Where did all the dirty clothes come from?
This morning I woke at 6:00 a.m. in order to get to my sons' school to volunteer in car line. My oldest was still comfortable in bed when I left and I had to resist the urge to throw a bucket of ice water on him out of pure jealousy. Isn't that the "in" thing right now? UGH! Don't get me wrong, I actually consider myself a morning person. But to me morning begins when the sun is up. If it's dark, it's NOT morning.
I'm beginning to wonder how these things ever got done when I was also working outside the home.
Yesterday was even worse. It was noon before I even stopped to pee and grabbed a quick shower around 2:00 p.m. before heading out to pick up my sons. When they got home it was snack, homework, and an abbreviated dinner before heading to soccer practice. In between all this I made TWO, not one, trips to Barnes & Noble for school books. I did manage to get a quick workout in - but not until 7:45 p.m.!
So many other moms have told me that the days are going to fly by, that I won't believe how much stuff there is to get done. I'll admit, I didn't really believe them. I'm hoping in the next few weeks I can gain some balance between the dreaded chores and much-needed personal time. Meanwhile, I just scheduled a lunch date for later today with a friend, and even though I'm in the mood to chill at home, I'm going to count it as me time!!
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