It’s so easy to get caught up with mundane household chores, especially when you have a large busy household like ours! And I find if I’m not running around after a toddler or feeding a baby, I’m driving big kids around to where they need to be… I swear it’s never ending!!! Of course in between the madness it’s loads of fun and I can honestly say there’s very rarely a dull moment. But if I’m not careful, I find the weeks whiz by and I haven’t seen anyone else but my own kids!
I know things change with different ages and stages but at the moment I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done at home, let alone try and do something for myself. I know what I “should” be doing, yet I can’t seem to ever get it right. I try to have a balanced life, it all sounds great to be able to have family time but then time just for Brent and I. To have space on my own but then also with my friends… but it never seems to work out that way. In fact it’s far from it!
But I know that it’s really important to try and stop and take a breather each day, even for just half an hour doing the simplest things, because I feel so much better when I do. Somehow I’ve ended up rushing around trying to jam so much in and not stopping to have a break and I’ve got to remind myself to slow down.
So last week I grabbed a coffee and took the two little ones to a playground and we met up with a couple of girlfriends. There’s something great about catching up with friends and having a laugh about the most random things or talk over struggles and try and solve the world and feeling like I had all day to do it! Because at the end of the day we know we are all going through the same stuff and can support each other.
It wasn’t until I jumped back in the car that I realised I was going to be running around on a timer for the rest of the day… but at least I had some time out and felt a little more sane!