Hey mama! You know how it is being a mom, some days seem to never end, and the others seem to go by way to fast. So today I just want to take a moment and talk about being present even in the chaos, because that is life.
I am going to take you back to a week in December. My daughter was so sleepy and grouchy, and my son found everything to scream and cry about. My son also still to this day thinks there is a monster in the toilet and potty training is a nightmare.
I planned dinner out for the week but struggled to get it on the table. The hubby had to work late every night. My clients were just in a very picky mood. NOTHING was going right or smooth.
I had my identity stolen. I spent half of a day on the phone with the IRS, FTC, and filling out forms for the credit bureaus.
Did I mention I put a wine glass in the washing machine with my laundry… yes, a wine glass, how it got there no one knows. Like I said NOTHING was going right.
Then to finish off the week we all got the flu one by one. Yep, it was a phenomenal week!
I just couldn’t take it anymore! I curled up in a ball on my bedroom floor and cried. What I didn’t know was that my family (hubby was home at this point) snuck into my room. Before I knew it, they were all giving me a big group hug. Then the dogs wanted in on the action and we all fell down laughing.
Mama life is more often crazy, chaotic, exhausting, and just downright brutal, but even through all that, there is good.
Ask yourself, “Do I really want to miss out on memories because life is tossing rotten eggs at me?”
First off you thought “Eww gross” but then you thought “No”.
We all know as moms that life is precious, we only get a few short years that our kids still think we are cool and want us around. Then we get those brief moments where they blow off their friends to hang with us. Followed by graduating high school going to college making memories of their own, and finally, we get them back again as a friend.
So, even when life is tossing you rotten eggs you must make the most of it.
- First off, we have got to breathe. Take 5 minutes to recollect yourself before you go crazy!
- Take some time off every so often. This goes for stay at home moms as well as working moms. Enjoy some downtime with the family. Play games, watch movies, have a homemade spa day, even go on vacation.
- Stop and give a hug and a thank you. Sometimes our kids put up with us as much as we put up with them.
- Say “F%!$ it” and enjoy the chaos. Sometimes you can’t do anything about it, it too shall pass so you might as well make some memories!
Above all keep in mind that no mother is perfect, we all struggle, and we all have bad days. That is life. Just do your best to enjoy it while you can, because the worst thing in life is looking back on something wishing you would have had more fun.
Until Next Month