When it comes to “motherhood”, certainly some days are just harder than others. But I think the thing that is the toughest part of motherhood for me is that your work is never done. No matter how much you accomplish in any given day, no matter how many school lunches you have made, no matter how many kids you've helped with homework, no matter how many boo-boos you've kissed or little ones you tucked into bed at night…… there is always something more on your to-do list.
It makes it kind of hard to relax around here….
Sometimes I'm amazed by how long things take to get done…. for example- this pile of shirts and pants to be ironed have been sitting in my closet for several months now….wait …..scratch that…. I just noticed that some of the shirts in the pile were the one that my boys wore on Christmas Eve! That's how long they've been sitting there waiting for me to iron them and return them to the boys' closets.
In this tall stack of folders are copies of all of my kids medical reports- something that I have been trying to get into one easy-to-use-and-highly-accessible-online-documents for each of my children. This project has been on my list since last year.
And this is the pile of stuff sitting on my dining room table waiting to be returned to the place I ordered it from. We are on our 3rd size of the green and white Nikes to try to find one that properly fits my son's growing foot (thank you Zappos for your free returns!) And somehow I managed to order two of the same shirt from Amazon…..
And these are just the first three things that caught my eye when I sat down to write this post!
I can fondly remember the days before kids when I was a “career woman” and I used to feel then that I worked so very hard…. but I also remember that I was able to sit down in the evening with a magazine and leaf through it, watch a TV show without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else, and back then I rarely sat in my bed with the computer on my lap working until my eyes were so heavy that I couldn't keep them open another moment longer.
I know full well that this is a problem of my own doing… but I love doing what I do for my family, I love working on my blog, so I guess I just have to live with the fact that there is always something more that I need to do. The phrase “a mother's work is never done”, rings so true in my life.
Next week I will be sharing a post on balancing work and home life. How do you do it? Do you try to keep separate hours for each? Does work and home overlap more than you'd like? I would love for you to write a post on how you balance work and home and link up with me next Tuesday on Share Your Life!
What do you think the hardest part of motherhood this is really love to hear what you have to say so please leave a comment below.
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