As much as I promise myself that tomorrow is a new day and to approach the kids with more patience, the little tiny things just mount as the day goes on. I lose patience quickly. Although kids are probably just being kids, I have snapped more often than I would like to admit, this week.
This is so easy to NOT post, but I was reminded by a dear friend that all Moms go through something similar and you just never know who else needs to hear that they are not alone! It is difficult for us to admit when things just don’t appear to be good or even “fine” with the homestead.
I feel obligated to share my own experience, as raw as it is, because, I am always talking/writing about being real and not letting ‘perfection’ standards creep into our minds. However, even I have fallen victim to this thinking lately. I find myself thinking, “I am losing my mind,” and then “I am sure little Miss Suzie Q,never loses her mind or control of her household.” And I feel guilt and disappointment in myself that I have let this stress engulf me and my family.
So in the spirit of full disclosure; the last couple weeks have been rough around here. Nothing insurmountable. We are blessed and healthy and we will be just fine. However, we are in the throws of chaos right now. Thanksgiving is next week and my husband and I are looking forward to good quality family time and a slow down of work responsibilities…All which should help!
If you can relate or if you remember a time when you could, please share your story, either here in comments below or even with another Mom who may also be in a similar state. We are in this together!
It is important to remind ourselves and each other that life is not perfect. And sometimes we just chalk it up to the ups and downs of family life and get through it. We know that in the end, we will not give up. It is just not in a Mom’s nature to give up… on her kids or herself.
So as I walked into my office this morning and saw the chaos on my desk, I walked right back OUT of my office to find some calm, which happened to be in my dining room today.
I wish all Mommies out there peace and tranquility today! We GOT this!
Thank you for your story and wisdom! As a friend, I hate to hear you’re having a rough few days! As a fellow Mom, I feel blessed that you shared this. I was reminded that I am not alone! 🙂 Sometimes that’s all we need! Someone to say its ok we’ve been there!
I saw a literal “tumble weed” of dust bunny slash dog slash cat hair roll out of my daughters room into the hallway last week……… I felt like a miserable failure. Despite raising three teenagers and working and going to school full time.. My lack of dusting (and sweeping apparently) made me feel like an utter failure in all areas of life. It happens to all of us, and no we won’t say so for some reason… (i know the reasons, but wish they didn’t exist) Thanks for the Blog Meggy! you can always call me…. If you have failed at something, I promise I have also, 10 times over 😉
Thanks Erika! So true!
Thanks Amo! We are all in this together! I am so blessed to have such amazing women in my life!
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