In my state of feeling overwhelmed I decided I HAD to run this morning. I don't normally run on Mondays, but today it was a must. I needed to run so I could sort out my plan of action for the week without the distraction of my family. I had four miles to accomplish that and it worked to some degree. I am still feeling stressed about making it to Friday with some bit of sanity left, but at least I have things worked out in my head now.
I figured out who I needed to ask for help...yes, this is a must this week. I cannot do it alone. I also decided to cut myself some slack. I have to give up control of things this week that I just won't have time to do well. That to-do list of things I want to do this month will not be started this week. The daily things around the house that I like to keep up with....probably not happening to the same level as I like. And, the best part of that decision is I know it will be okay.
This week it is okay to be my version of a slacker mom. Keeping my kids from being stressed is my job this week. Helping Emma and Jonah continue to adjust to the "go straight from school to the gym for three hours four days a week and then do homework" is my job. Who am I kidding? I am still adjusting to that school-gym-homework schedule too. It is pretty brutal for an 8 and 11 year old and the mom trying to help them. Gymnastics x5, scouts x3, school, church meetings x2, youth group, piano lessons, and middle school open house are the biggies on my list this week.
|They are my priority|
|Neuse River with a fighter jet|
|Lake Champlain...my favorite|