Day #7: Today I am grateful for me time.
I tell my children all of the time that I couldn’t love them more if they were dipped in chocolate. If you know how much I love chocolate, then you understand how much I mean that. I love to spend time with them. I love to snuggle them, read with them, play with them, dance with them and even be silly with them. I love them more than I ever thought that I could love another person.
Having said that….. Motherhood is EXHAUSTING! Quite honestly, there are days where I think that it would be easier to teach butterflies to do back flips than it would be to get my littles to calm down and do what they need to do. I often times feel that I am just running around putting out fires…. literally and figuratively.
There are days that my house resembles more of an I Spy book than a home. (Thanks Melinda for that all too realistic view on life.)
And days where I find my toothbrush in less than desirable places.
And days where the bunk bed has become a trampoline.
Or, there are the days where it is 3:00 a.m. and the kiddos are up and ready to party.
So, although this might be a selfish thing to be grateful for, I am really grateful that for my occasional down time. Honestly, I don’t get it very often. 99% of my time, I have at least one kiddo with me. So, when they are off enjoying other ventures I tend to find peace and serenity in it being just me. I love filling it with all sorts of glorious activities such as: going to the grocery store, paying bills, going to the post office, taking a shower and….CLEANING!
I hate to admit that this is one of my favorite things. I know that it sounds selfish. However, I find that a small break of a couple of hours really helps me take a big life cleansing breath. I find that after not too long, I begin missing my kiddos and they miss me. I am a much better mom if I am able to take a little bit of time to get a few things done than if I don’t get anything done. 🙂