Prince (our deer) is feeling lucky.
I have found the cure for mid-winter blues-- just a little bit of SPICE and color. Whenever motherhood feels tiresome and monotonous, I get my hair cut and do something fun. This week, I found my mojo at Hobby Lobby.
I'm stuck under more snow than I've ever seen in my life trying to raise more kids than I have ever lived with in my life.
I'm vacillating between content, "Life is good" highs, and "Heaven help me I'm not going to make it" lows. Some days I'm pulling the sleigh up-hill, and some days I'm riding down the most beautiful mountain I could ever imagine!
I analyze my mental and physical world WAY too much. You already know this about me.
It seems counterintuitive to do MORE when you're overwhelmed or uninspired, but trust me! If you aren't loving your life-- create some fun in your life. Decorate for a holiday, go somewhere, invite people over, plan a special dinner, make milkshakes, have oatmeal for breakfast and let the kids sprinkle sprinkles on it, buy shaving cream and let them paint with it, oh the possibilities are endless.
Homemaking and mothering gets tiresome and overwhelming when you are simply running, running, trying to catch up. Routine eat, sleep, laundry, clean, cook, dress, straighten, etc., these daily tasks are SO essential but golly!!! They are SO boring!
Sometimes, I have to remind myself to STOP and enjoy the childhood. Enjoying motherhood makes mothering endurable.
Many people prescribe "me-time" to mothers who feel lost. It is interesting to me that me-time doesn't usually make me feel better, it makes me want more me-time. Ha!
When I feel cranky with motherhood, it is actually embracing motherhood that helps. "Kid-time" makes me feel better.
As winter endures I find my soul seeking outings and friendship. A trip to the science museum is just the thing for mommas and kids who are a bit stir crazy.
I'm SO sick of packing lunches. We let the kids buy school lunches a couple of times and I'm currently planning a fun GREEN St Patty's day lunch. I need green lunches to help me endure years and years of dumb sandwich making. (I hate sandwiches.)
For me, holidays add fun! A walk around Hobby Lobby and some silly St Patty's Day decorations add glitter to my life. I can tell I'm not myself when my life has lost the fun extras.
Thank goodness for date night with Todd tonight, and the times I sneak out with one kid for a mom-date. I so enjoy some time on Family Search or Ancestry while my kids are sleeping. Taking some time to write a paragraph or two in my journal before bed just makes me feel finished with my day.
I'm just finishing up this blog as my little ones walked in the door from school. They squealed with excitement, pointed to my silly deer and said, "Mom! I love that, it's so funny!"
See- a little green goes a long way.
Life is good!
I love my boss.
Oh, happy Friday friends!