That means, instead of taking a nap, or watching 5 episodes of West Wing back-to-back, I've been trying to do a load of laundry (wash, dry, fold and put away, thankyouverymuch!), cook dinner each night, keep the kitchen clean and make our bed each morning. Plus, you know, actually plan and do entertaining and mind-stimulating activities with that rowdy toddler of ours.
So far, I think I've done a pretty awesome job. Each day, Beatrice Kate and I do something in the mornings to
It feels nice to feel so accomplished at the end of the day. Rewarding, even
But I've gotta tell you. It's EXHAUSTING. Seriously. Maybe I'm just not cut out for this Suzy Homemaker role, because I am so. freaking. tired.
If you're a single mother, or heck, even a working mother or a stay-at-home mom with more than one child... I am SO impressed with you. I honestly do not know how you do it. In fact, I feel guilty for even being less than perky at the end of the day because I don't really work (I mean I do, but it's not a 40 hour week every week, all day) and I only have one child but dang. I'm asleep each night about .0003 seconds after my head is on my pillow.
Maybe I need to get one of those "house organizer" binders or a checklist or something because even when I'm trying to be proactive and plan my time... I still can't keep my head above water.
You mamas who have you stuff together much more than me, please give me your secrets.