where does the day go? i swear i just woke up this morning. now i am fighting to stay awake later than my three year old, who refuses to close his eyes. on a happy note, i finally put sawyer in his crib last week and he has been sleeping through the night! with each kid, i've said "the next time i will do this sooner" and guess what? i'm a total liar. oh well, they are so worth every minute of missed sleep.
i've realized that as i get older and we've had more kids, i am no longer the night owl of my twenties. i used to love staying up late, and was so productive!! now i have to tiptoe around after bedtime, and i am plain exhausted just keeping up with the dishes and laundry. i miss having so much to show for my day.
where am i going with this? well, i guess i am telling myself that it's ok to take a break from doing it all, all the time. the dishes will still be in the sink the next morning, damn the luck. you can dress a kid as easily from a laundry basket as from a closet hanger. but the days slip by fast, and if you want to "create", it has to be a priority in itself.
it's a serious juggling act - the needs of one husband, four kids, three cats, one dog and thirty acres. but see what's missing from that list? me. don't forget me! i need to be a priority too! so i called my babysitter to come watch the kids while i sew tomorrow night. i plan to banish them all from the upstairs and rejoice in some priority me time. care to join me?