Another friend had that kind of week that just passed. At the end of her litany of all that happened, she said, “I’m still trying to catch my breath,” and then added with all she’d done, she skipped going to rehab!
School is getting ready to start in our area, and in many areas, it already has. In some families that brings a bit of relief, since that will open days for Momma, who needs to get some things done. On the other hand, there are those parents who choose to homeschool and their days are actually going to become even more busy! And it takes a good deal of strategic planning to make it all work.
Not only is scheduling and planning necessary, so is a good night’s sleep! When we have young ones, however, even that can be challenging. I had one friend comment not long ago that her two little ones didn’t seem to sleep at all during the night. They weren’t screaming and hollering to get up, but rather singing and talking to themselves. But as a momma, we all know when our child is up, so are we, even if our eyes are closed.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I am a list maker by nature. It’s just what I do. It’s how I can keep a “loose” handle on all that I’m facing for the day. But even this list is broken down into lists! I have categories! It seems ridiculous that I’d need that much planning to accomplish those things I must! Even with this specific of a list, when I look at it at the end of the day, there are still a half dozen or more things still waiting to be checked off. (Some have told me my list is just too long and they may be right!)
As a rule, I don’t let “unfinished” lists upset me! When I can at least knock out those tasks with highest priority; those that can wait and be shuffled to the next day, won’t wreck my feeling of accomplishment.
My point to all this is we, as a human race, have evolved into a world of long lists of things that must be done and we often feel liking we’re losing, under an avalanche of items we can’t seem to get a grip on! Some days we must just put that list aside, ignore the avalanche and love on our little people, our spouse and enjoy our world! Besides…..all that isn’t done, will likely just wait for us to get there….tomorrow!