I was going to start off by saying what a crazy week it has been…..but, really, it’s been a whirlwind 4 years. So, there’s that. This week has seemed busy to me though. As a mom, I hold multiple full time jobs and try to squeeze them all into my 24 hour days. (Sleeping is not a full time job of a mom, sadly.) A full time, stay at home parent’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- House cleaner (includes tidying up messes all.freaking.day.long)
- Diaper changer (3 kids in diapers is a ton of diaper changes fyi)
- Child feeder (did you know the average breastfeeding mother breastfeeds 38 hours a week?)
- Grocery shopper
- Potty trainer
- Sleep trainer (that is, training OTHER people to sleep…)
- Amazon Prime Specialist
So….on top of all those regular duties, I’ve also started TWO businesses! DotDotSmile is a children’s clothing line. Right now I’ve got gorgeous twirly dresses and unisex leggings coming soon!! I also am a Paparazzi consultant. Paparazzi is $5 gorgeous and stylish jewellery! I also run a Lularoe pop-up group twice a week. So, I’m a little busy.
My kids haven’t been sleeping well and the baby is teething. The one year old is teething. My house needs cleaning. Yard needs mowing. I need a kitchen light.
And in the middle of the chaos, it’s finally nap time. All three babies laid down and asleep. Now it’s my time. I grab my coffee, my toast, and my Bible and head to my favourite spot in my house: my porch swing. It’s so seldom that they all sleep at the same time, and when they do, it always feels like there is something that needs to be done. I decided not today. The mess? It will still be there in an hour. I need to eat and I need to feed my soul today. I feel parched. I feel a longing to spend time with Jesus today.
I know I’m not alone here! #realmomtalk you guys! I took some time to read the Word and drink my latte while enjoying the outdoors. I feel at peace. My soul feels rested and rejuvenated. I feel like I can handle anything that today throws at me. Maybe 😉
Enjoy your day- it’s Friday!!