Tuesday, April 5, 2011

you have my permission to slack

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?

xo tammie

7 comments:

Nikki said...

I can relate, my friend, and I have no pets, only 2 kiddos and a hubby who is gone more than he is home.

So glad you're taking some time for you. :) Hope to see you next week!

Nikki said...

PS- Dirty dishes are in my sink almost every night. I don't worry about it much.

Lauranie said...

I am taking you up on your offer and will only be commenting on this post...WoWee girl....you deserve to take a break!! LOVE the hourglass quilt, the stripes are PERFECT! The braided doll...can't wait to see it finished, so cute! You know I am a HUGE fan of your quilted notebooks, I still use mine and it is FULL UP with things I NEED to finish...GAH!! Sorry to make this a MONSTER comment, I'm trying to catch up AND motivate myself into going into my sewing room today!! Enjoy your "ME" time!! xo

Oh, did I mention I think your babies are just sooooo BEAUTIFUL!! :)

craftytammie said...

you two girls - i'm so glad to have met you through this here blog! love you both!!

Sabina@Slipstitches and More said...

Your children are so cute. Enjoy your sewing session, you deserve it.

April @ Sewing Novice said...

Good for you!!! I struggle with the same thing and only have one child and she goes to bed at 7:30! Everyone always tells new moms to take time for themselves, but that is hard to do!

Melissa said...

Amen! And I only have one (and she's five). I'm still a night owl but don't have the energy to get much done after she goes to bed. Good for you getting a sitter!

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