The demands of being a mom are sometimes handled most efficiently. When they are, I am most pleased with myself.
Other times the weight of those demands (in this case they become burdens) drags me down–so much that it takes a few days of feeling defeated–to force me to find some solution. (No, that’s not why I I didn’t post yesterday–computer issues.) :)
I know this pattern isn’t new to any mother since our trials change along side the growing and maturation of our children and the responsibilities of keeping a home. It is just a fact that in this role that I feel I should be so used to (the unpredictability of it all) still shakes me up and requires every ounce of patience and creativity, brain storming and adjusting, in the attempt to create harmonious and happy days.
Then with time and adjusting here and there, possibly implementing something new, days are approached differently and life begins a new direction of flow, usually bringing with it an exciting freshness to life and days ahead.
This is where our family is right now. Putting into effect fresh changes to enhance our day, our lifestyle as a whole. I’m ready to begin rising early again (usually dependent on the sort of night Rowan gives me), adjusting our day to day schedule of classes and lessons outside the home, giving greater responsibilities to the kids in the home and helping them be accountable, enjoying moments more rather than mentally moving on to the next thing….
How do you describe the many faces of mothering right now for you?
the sleepy time gal