Sometimes I feel like I can't keep up. Like I can't find a balance between everything I want to accomplish in the week. But the busyness won't go away. It's the kids, being married, being employed, being me, etc.....
It's a balancing act trying to find a good amount of time to spend on the things you have to do in your life and the things you want to do. Sometimes the haves and wants are the same things (kids, spouse), sometimes they're not........and sometimes I feel like my life is falling apart some days!
But other days are quiet and peaceful and content. I begin and end the day with a smile. Other days are rougher or just simply busier. I have found that the chaos of motherhood is exactly that....chaos. I thought I'd be pretty good at it (I have awesome examples to follow in my own mom and mother in law)....some days I think I have it figured out, other days I'm just grateful we all survived to 7:30pm when at least one child is asleep for the night. :)
My family is struggling finding a good balance. Still. I posted something along these lines shortly after miss chunky cheeks was born. I'm working 3 nights a week right now. My sweet husband works equally as hard, and also spends a fair amount of evenings working late as well. Sometimes we barely get a hi/bye in before one of us is heading out the door to work. This occassionally results in a picure like the one below.........
Did I mention we're potty training? Kill me please. It's NOT going well. We've resorted to putting the potty in the tub and turning on warm water to get this child to pee.
But Brooklyn thinks it's great fun. See below...
What Brynlee things of all the drama......
And finally some random pictures of the fun at home. Because Beau is cute. And I'm in denial that he's leaving for Arizona in June and taking his mom and dad with him.
Brynlee at 7 months is:
- Avoiding baby food at all costs. But likes table food.
- Discovered this week she can drink from a straw. So funny.
- Gets up in the night once, about every three days.
- Still won't roll to her tummy. I think her big head weighs her down. :)
- Still nursing. Had my first ever clogged duct last night. Thought I was going to die.
- Starting the "stinkbug" position. Maybe she'll be crawling by our California trip in July?