Sunday, December 18, 2011

SOC Sunday-Today is the day?

Today is the day I try to be the fun mom. The one who is thrilled to create magical memories and do fun holiday type activities. We are making oreo balls and salt dough ornaments today if it kills me. I had grand plans to do these activities yesterday but I just felt suffocated. It is so much damn work and really not all that fun for me. I was talking with a friend yesterday that neither one of us knows what fun truly is anymore. She works ALL THE DAMN TIME. Seriously she does 12 hour days and then classes for her Master's degree. Me? I parent ALL THE DAMN TIME. I went to the store for about 15 minutes by myself on Saturday to get cookie supplies. That is the first time since Thanksgiving that I have been without children. I NEED A BREAK. Even though WOH could be crazy chaotic and exhausting at least it was a break from my kids...never mind the face that as a pre-k teacher I was still tending to the needs of other people's kids all day long. But I left my house and I interacted with other adults. I desperately want to create magical memories of togtherness and cool activities.

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Carrie said...

I say ALL the time that I don't know how mom's do it. I don't have kids but between my never-ending job and everything else life kicks in my face, I just don't know how you do it.

I have wine though. You can come visit and we'll chat over wine!!

Just Jennifer said...

Everyone needs breaks! Everyone needs time with own thoughts, to think and relax. I hope you can find that time soon!

mjdresselbooks said...

I hope you can find more time for yourself. It's so necessary to have your own time to think and regroup. It's been a long time since I was a young mom doing what you're doing and wishing for the same thing. Enjoy your activities with the little ones and have fun.

Carolina said...

Raising kids IS hard....teenagers are mentally exhausting. Take time out for yourself, even if it's just five minutes. We need to recharge our batteries to be the best mom's we can be.

jessica @peekababy said...

I hear all of those people saying how important "time for yourself"...but I don't really get any either. Pre kids' bedtime, the kids want all of me and post kids' bedtime, dh wants all of me. Sometimes you just have to stay up super duper late so that they all go to sleep and leave you alone :)