A Little Thing Called Balance

Balance.

I’ve got some questions about that.

Like, how do you do it?

How do you do it when you want to spend all your time with your kids?  And husband?  And chasing your dreams?

How do you do it  when there’s laundry and dishes and work and appointments and grocery shopping?

How do you do it when there are parties and get-togethers and extracurriculars and other “functions?”

I’ve been thinking about this incessantly for the last week or so…Ever since my kids told me I’m no fun anymore.  And I’m a fun Mom, so that hurt.

Some Solutions:

1. Prioritize.  Kids/Family first.  Dreams second.  Work third.  Parties/get-togethers fourth.  As for laundry/dishes/etc…If I get to it, I get to it.

2. Get organized.  Schedule everything – including alone time.  (This one will be tough…I’m a “take it as it comes” type person)

3. Realize it’s ok to say no sometimes.

4. Be ok with it if I make a mistake or two along the way as long as I learn from it.

Ok, to be completely honest, these steps may or may not happen.  I am in no way a supermom or superhousewife, I can’t even cook without burning something.  I’m just a person trying to make herself and her family happy.

I like to do what I want when I want to do it so the scheduling thing might not work out so well, and I hate having a stinky house and wrinkly clothes so I’m going to have to do dishes and laundry at some point.

My hope is that if I, at the very least, keep these steps in back of my mind, I will somehow metamorphasize into supermomwife and all will be well in the world.  And if I don’t become supermomwife…I’m ok with that as long as my kids think I’m fun, and I get to do a little bit of all those things I want to do.

A better solution:  Just roll with it.

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