Monday, November 09, 2009
Here's a little crumb
Yeah, 'cause a crumb is all I have energy for tonight!
Its the classic cycle. If we aren't busy, then I have nothing to blog about. If we are busy, I have tons to blog about but no time or energy to do it.
Actually, come to think of it, when aren't we busy?
But busy is good. At least, its good for our family. We love to experience things and don't like missing out. Although we all treasure our alone time and don't require constant entertainment to be happy, we enjoy staying active.
Sometimes its hard to find a balance, though. For instance, last Friday Jayce's therapy was moved to a different day. We suddenly found ourselves completely free of commitments after school.
Now, we could have just gone home and done nothing. Or, we could have gone home and gotten the dishes done, the laundry switched out, the floor swept, the bathrooms cleaned in anticipation of "Cleaning Saturday".
Instead, we called up a friend and hightailed it to the park (that is not near our house and consequently, we do not visit often). We spent 2 hours enjoying the sunshine until the temps dropped enough to make us chilly. We had a wonderful time running around and catching up with old friends.
Well, until we got home anyway.
Oh the guilt. The guilt was overwhelming as soon as I walked in the door and saw the dishes piled up in the sink. And saw the full dishwasher of clean dishes ready to be unloaded. And the two loads of clothes in the washer and dryer respectively.
Then I looked at the time and realized I needed to get a move on if I wanted to have dinner ready at a decent hour.
Sometimes it just sucks trying to be SUPERMOM!, ya know? Something always has to give. Usually its the house and the housework that goes with it. But then I feel guilty when I see so many other SAHM's who have immaculate homes. *They* find time to clean, why can't I?
Oh well.... life is filled with stuff that needs to be balanced. Priorities will be assigned and eventually everything will get done. I just hope we remember to stop and play during life :)
Posted by *Jess*