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Sometimes, you get a kick in the pants that knocks you on the ground. And sometimes, once you’re on the ground, you get a few swift kicks in the ribs.
I’ve had a few weeks like that. I’m still trying to dust myself off, but right now, it’s useless. It’s like giving your kid a bath and then letting him play in the sandbox.
I’ve been crazy busy with these findraising events, which is great, and they’re going really well and everyone is so supportive. The problem is that my husband has been out of town for a long time and I’ve been taking care of the house and the kids by myself, on top of all of this stuff I’ve been working on.
October is also an insanely busy month for us, and I’m feeling overwhelmed with all of the things that I have to do, and plan for, and find time for.
I reached the bottom of my patience-supply several days ago, and I haven’t been able to replenish it. I wake up in the morning with no capacity to take the day on, so I end up yelling at the kids during breakfast, before I’ve had three sips of coffee. The two year old has been very, VERY two lately, going from happy to SOVERYMAD in less time than it takes me to throw him in the crib. Every little person in the house has stopped listening to me, and the house is a wreck.
This has been some of our dinners lately:
The two year old didn’t take a good nap, so he woke up fussy and whiny and screaming about not wanting to eat. So I eat with him in my lap, maneuvering around his limbs to take a bite, because I actually AM really hungry. I turn on the tv and I give him fruit snacks while I remind the other three to PLEASE TAKE A BITE IT’S A SCHOOL NIGHT AND YOU WON’T BE DONE BEFORE BEDTIME IF YOU. DON’T. EAT.
And yes, that is a paper plate, and yes, it does hold the meal that we’ve eaten four of the last eight or so days.
I’m so very grateful for my online friends and the in-real-life friends that I can connect with online when they live too far away or I just can’t seem to get away. And I’m grateful for this work I’ve been doing to keep my mind busy, even though sometimes, it can get a little TOO busy up in my head.
I’m done. I mean, I wish I could be done. I wish I could get a break and some quiet time to myself.
So, if you see me around (which you probably won’t because I haven’t left the house much), be kind. Know why I look the way I do and why I’m carrying our groceries in the bags under my eyes.
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