Some days I think I rock at this whole super-wife, rockstar-working-mom gig. Then there are weeks like this one. Oy vey! I'm sitting at work sipping a much needed latte and I could easily fall fast asleep right here, right now.
Some weeks I can rock out five or six healthy dinners, get lots of quality time in with Liam, have the whole house fairly well organized, all the bills paid early and even get a workout or two in. Not this week, it's Friday morning and I haven't gotten a single workout in, there is hope for tomorrow...kinda. The bills that are due this week are paid but I'm not ahead of the game like I want to be. Some of the house is clean and I made....one healthy dinner. In all fairness with Liam's fever that lasted Monday-Thursday morning I was just making him things I knew he would eat so he would eat something (homemade mac and cheese with peas). I haven't skimped on the quality time with Liam because it's always at the top of my priority list. I only straightened my hair today because we have a meeting with the builder right after work, otherwise I'd be rocking wet-hair-pulled-into-a-ponytail style.
I'm exhausted. I feel like I'm just barely keeping up and no where near getting ahead. I feel like I'm juggling but I keep dropping all the balls. I don't feel like a failure though because I'm still trying, you only fail if you give up. All I can do is make a list and start checking things off one-by-one.
I'm sure all moms feel this way at times, maybe we put too much pressure on ourselves, who knows. I don't think I'll ever be a "whatever" kind of mom, I'm always going to want to have it all; tons of quality time with Liam, clean house, healthy dinners, finances in check, happy family, career....I want it all and damn it I'm going to bust my ass until I have as much of this dream as I can.
Not entirely sure if there is a point in there, just a healthy dose of honesty about this week. I'm just glad the election is over, we all know the result know so maybe people will keep a few more opinions to themselves, one can hope!