It occurred to me Friday as I prepared a post of Friday Favorites (but then couldn’t go through with posting it because the day was so chaotic posting favorite things just didn’t seem very truthful at the moment.) that I don’t have this mothering four children gig figured out just yet. Most days I feel completely scattered. I feel like I’m off my game…not doing anything very well.
There’s so many things I forgot about this stage in child rearing. I also forgot that about every three days, things switch gears and it all changes again. I’m not complaining, I’m just admitting that this is harder than I remember and I’m still sprinting to regain all that knowledge.
I picture myself swimming against the current trying to grab on to anything that will stay in one spot, but something tells me to just let go and let the current take me…but I feel like life is more than just surviving the raging river. I’m a quality of life kinda girl, so if I’m going to let the current take me, I’d like to let it do its thing without making my mascara run. You feel me?
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I want to finish this Olympics of Motherhood with a medal…a bronze at that very least. I don’t want to just make the “alternate team.” I want my kids to remember me as the mom that brought it everyday…the mom that finished the race with a smile and red lipstick with a snack of cookies and milk too. A little sweaty but happy to be in a lane with four little athletes behind me.
So today is Monday. We’re starting over fresh. And even though my days right now are completely crazy and unpredictable, I’m lacing up my life jacket and letting the current take me. I already know I’m going to get pissed about getting water up my nose, but I’ll get done riding it at the end of day as I tuck that last baby into bed and think that crazy river ride wasn’t all that bad….it was pretty good. And then we’ll do it all again the next day.
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