|Random but recent: Mt Rushmore September 28, 2013|
I’m not sure how long things have felt a little out of balance, but I know I can’t pin this one on Vera because it was long before she came along. I used to be an early riser. My running partner in crime would show up at my stoop at 5:30am and we’d get a run in and I’d still have an hour before the kids would be up and school and house chores would start all over again.
When did that end and how can I start that again? Because right now I’m stuck in this vicious cycle of going to bed too late…because I finally have 5 minutes to myself and everything is quiet and lovely…but then its hard to get up and I find myself peeling back my eyelids 15 minutes before the kids’ alarm goes off and I’ve missed my very favorite part of the day to spend by myself: early morning and getting my feet under me before kids get up.
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There’s other things out of balance too that I have not clue 1 how to fix. Like the fact that Sophie is so horrified of mice right now she hasn’t slept in her own bed since early September. Jack is nice about her sleeping in his bed, but I know he’s tired of it too. But I can’t make her sleep alone in her room…she’s just too scared. Also Vera in our room is hard too. If I turn the light on to read in my room she’ll wake up so I watch TV instead, when reading has always been the thing that makes me ready to sleep, but TV makes me more awake. I don’t know what to do about the sleeping situation.
I like to fix things. Its not my nature to wallow in perpetual problems. I just haven’t come up with a plan yet. My first choice would be to just move. A three-bedroom townhouse, especially one set up like ours is, is not conducive for six. The three bedroom part is workable, but everything else does not. But I know that moving is not an option right now. We tried that three times. But that’s an entry for another day.
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I’ll think about solutions today…
Thankful for today:
1. Sophie’s freckles
2. a townhouse that has been home for two years
3. life is seasons, nothing lasts…which is especially good news in a darker season
4. morning fog
5. losing 4 pounds this week….probably due to stress of mouse poop, but oh well
6. a list for the day to organize me
7. friends that encourage
8. Vera’s nose is finally clear
9. Noah is so helpful
10. Jack’s patience
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