Today is a nothing kinda day – stayed in bed reading a romance novel this morning. Hauled myself up and into the shower just in time to take the kids to school. Struggled with the last of the groceries for the weekend, with the extra presents for the two upcoming birthdays in our house that I feel woefully under prepared for.
I have work in about an hour, and just feel like going back to bed.
So, not very conducive to proving my worth as a go-getting-out-there-energetic, and on-top-of-everything mum!
Today at least I have got the washing on, although with the current weather situation I don’t feel like there is any point and I’m not entirely sure how everything is going to get dry. Not telling you all this because I’m looking for sympathy, or empathy … more a general understanding that sometimes some days are just like this.
Thankfully for me, these days don’t come around too frequently, and they don’t hold me down for long. What is happening today in fact is that I feel like I’ve spun a little on an axis, and the things that are usually done and dusted before 10am, are going to be done by 4pm. My day is just a bit more moved along than it normally is. That’s a cool thing actually, as I can see that I can still be a functioning persona at 4pm in the late afternoon, even if most days that time seems to me to be the time I’m struggling.
And those days when you actually don’t seem to have anything to contribute to the world at large, are okay. It’s fine to just exist in a bubble for a day or two, and take stock, mooch around the kitchen and have a few extra coffees.
What’s my point here?
I guess I get it. I’m a normal mum, who is looking at the impending Easter holidays with a certain enthusiasm, but since we are staying close to home, with nothing too exciting planned, also a certain “Agh” feeling. I’d like my house a bit cleaner and tidier, I’d like my washing done, the bedrooms cleaned and vacuumed. I get it that some days this just doesn’t seem to register as being on the high priority list, even though later I’ll be resentful and tetchy that it’s not done.
The thing that I know now is that these are fleeting moments, and they often come to me, just before I launch into the next thing with energy. Understanding my own personality, and using that knowledge to propel me through and out the other side of these ‘off’ days is crucial to being the mum I want to be. Taking the time to be a bit ‘agh’ now, means that later I’m a more present mum, more aware, more in tune with my kids. This knowledge about my personality helps a lot.
I can give you the perfect tools for you to get through these ‘ick’ moments too.
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