This parenting malarky is no mean feat. I spend every day beating myself up about something. Yesterday was no exception! I had a list of things that needed to be done and realistically the only time that would happen is nap/rest time. How long did nap/rest time take? Over an hour and an emotional breakdown on my part. What’s the trick to finding balance? Go on enlighten me!
It wasn’t that long ago that I thought I had my s**t together. I was bossing this parenting two children gig. What was it everyone moaned about?
I’ll tell you what everyone moaned about. The stage where both children needed your all 100% of the time. And if not 100% of the time, 70% of my overlapping, alternate time. My girls would give the WWE tag team championship a run for their money!
Little is at that age now where she needs more stimulation. I can’t provide that for the 12+ hours she’s awake, 6 days a week whilst she’s at home! I mean I try. But then everything else slips! The washing baskets overflow, dust collects in the corners and toot accumulates in every room.
Baby doesn’t nap as much and is needing more entertaining during the day. She’s not happy playing with her own hands anymore. She needs stimulation too! Yeah she still has three good naps where I intend to get stuff done but usually thats when I’ll get ready for the day or I’ll sit down for more than 2 seconds.
So if I stay in, I feel bad on the girls. If we go out I worry that I should be at home keeping on top of the housework. I’m just constantly waiting for a new day to come and that’s not the way I want to spend my days.
I guess the point of this post is.. what is balance & where can I find it? I seem to be the only one on this journey to finding balance whilst everyone else is owning it!