It makes me wonder (not that I'd ever wish it) what I would do with myself if I didn't have three children. I only ask this because I have 'childless' friends who are also busy and tired, but I don't get it. I mean I don't negate the fact that they are probably both of those things, but I couldn't imagine having that kind of time on my hands.
If I think back to a time when I had time, well I don't remember. Unlike the generation of today who wait to have their babies (if they even have them) in their 30's (not like there's anything wrong with that..I did that too..at least for one of them) I had my first child in my early 20's. So for the past almost 20 years I've been busy!
It's one thing after another, take for instance I'm trying to write this blog. At this exact moment when I try to write my son has appeared from his cave and has decided he needs to tell me a lot of things. It's a good thing I can type and look at him at the same time.
My husband is yelling information to me about what the girl looks like covering the election..yes right now..as I'm trying to write.
My daughter whom I put to bed 40mins ago has come out of her room..ummm..I don't know for the 6thish time... always asking me for something she's misplaced, or doesn't like her pyjamas..
I thought I would have time to write this blog, or at least put some thought into it but I'm basically kidding myself.
I'm also trying to write a novel. This is so funny. Funny because I have to take my writing and go sit in an secluded parking lot just to finish a thought.
I'm not really complaining though. I like the hustle and bustle of my family. Truthfully I've just found a lot of things lately that I really like to do, and I'm adjusting with fitting them into my already 'busy' life. Take running for instance; I love it. I have signed up for two more races and I'm enjoying myself.
Hang on - my husband just needs my undivided attention to tell me he's having a shower?? hhmm hmm great ok..
I've decided that it's so important to do things for yourself. As mothers, parents, workers, spouses, whatever..we sometimes put ourselves last, and I don't think this is a great arrangement for anyone.
Thanks for letting me kind of
Perhaps I'll find a secluded parking lot some day soon... and write a real one :)