Early mornings aren’t easy and late nights are hard, but that is the life of a mother of 3.
When I first started this blog, I did it as a way to relate to other moms like me. I wanted to share my stories and have a place to discuss the different things that I experience in my life. Instead I became overly concerned with what others would think of me as a mom and a woman. The truth is that my thoughts aren’t always the greatest and most positive thoughts. There are times when I am so tired that I could cry and although my husband tries, he doesn’t quite understand the life of a stay at home mother of three. So, here I am, frustrated and tired. I’m in need of some Mom-Me time. I’m not talking about the three day weekend where I get total silence. No! I am talking about a time everyday when I have some quality “me” time. Where I can do what ever I want or don’t want to do.
It may seem like this is something that I should already have. I don’t work right? Wrong. The truth is that I hardly get a complete night of uninterrupted sleep. My daughter is 3 and she could need anything at 3am and mom is the one she calls on. No I am not complaining. I’m just being honest. Mothering is not easy. I have been thinking about it. It must be God’s way of having us unselfishly bare our cross. Yes, I die daily to myself in mothering.
The way I see it, there has to be a way for me to be a good mom and still be good to myself. Finding the balance may be hard, but this is my challenge. My birthday is coming up soon and I want to do this for me.
No, the late nights and early mornings probably won’t stop, but I can find time to be rejuvenated through out the day. Taking care of Mom-Me is important too.