Wake up. Take a shower. Get makeup on, style hair, pick perfect outfit.
Go to work. Get out of work.
Drinks or coffee with friends. Go home late.
Watch tv or read a book. Take a hot bath.
Go to sleep.
Wake up. Make coffee.
Wake up kids. Get kids ready for school (dress, feed...)
Put something clean on. Tie hair up, brush teeth.
Take kids to school.
Fix house/go to work/go to school.
Pick up kids fromschool/take to practices.
Go home. Make dinner.
Set out kids' clothes for tomorrow. Give kids bath.
Put on a video while trying to feed kids who aren't hungry and keep them entertained.
Put kids to sleep.
Collapse into bed and then think of all things you *didn't* get done.
After reading my cousin's blog this afternoon - it got me thinking. When do women forget who they were and become someone they never dreamed of being? Now I know this doesn't pertain to *all* mothers out there, but for the large minority, especially the new mommies, it is a major reality. I'm *just* starting to feel like I can be me again and my kids are between 5 and 7 years old!
And those moms that can look pretty darn awesome and still keep it all together? I really do envy them and I have no idea how they do it!
How do you look so great everyday? My kids usually look way cuter and better clothed than I do! It's them first, always.
I don't mind it...at all. I just don't understand when I became second to everything...
I used to get my hair done pretty much every other month, manis and pedis every two weeks, clothes were always "just right" and then...it just stopped.
And I know I'm not the only one out there. Right?
Oh gosh, what if I am? What if I wasn't taught the "secret" to keeping it together?
|courtesy of weheartit.com|
...so for all those thoughts I get that I'm "letting myself go at times" - it doesn't matter.
This is a way better version of me : )
~ Nay ~