All day I have been asking myself the same question.
"How the heck am I supposed to be getting it all done?!" Maybe not even getting it "all" done, but just getting anything at all done.
Today has been kicking my tail. Tale? Phtail with a silent ph?
I'm tarred. I feel impatient. The kids are extra loud. I've heard my name (Mama) called a gazillion times. Every time I sit down to attempt a lesson an interruption comes. I did sign up for this, no?
We've been inching our way through the day, one interruption at a time. I keep reminding myself to be kind, smile, and respond with a gentle tone, even though on the inside I'd maybe like to be sitting at Panera all by myself with a book and something good to drink. Since that wasn't really a viable option for today, I did enjoy my bowl of Fruit Loops on the patio this morning by myself.
And we just ate cake together. And right now I'm taking a blogging break. And later this afternoon I'm taking a nap.
It's good to be good to yourself, especially on the hard days.
I also just got the most encouraging text from a dear friend.
"Hey girl! Take it easy with school and adjusting to baby. You don't have to do it all. XOXOXO"
Ahhhh. Can I get an Amen for friends with perspective whose words are wrapped in grace?!