It’s 10am and I am still in my bathrobe. Tumbleweeds of dog hair are swirling at my feet, the Christmas tree needs watering, the laundry changed out and I have freelance work to tackle. My coffee has been reheated at least three times this morning and every time I pass by a mirror, I notice how badly I need to pluck my eyebrows.
Sometimes being a mother is really hard. It’s hard to balance taking care of someone else with the rest of life’s responsibilities. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I wouldn’t trade a single second, but sometimes…life just seems out of balance.
And…now it’s 1:48pm and I still haven’t finished this post. The baby is finally napping. Why are 8 week olds such little tyrants? Jack refuses to nap in his crib. He will sleep there all night long, but try and put him down during the day and he completely freaks out. He is now swaddled and sleeping in his swing.
I think I might attempt a shower.
On the horizon are big decisions about working. I have an offer on the table for a part-time position but it means finding some kind of childcare for the baby. I’ve looked at a few places but haven’t found anything I feel comfortable with. On days like today, I’m itching to spend a few hours away from the house, doing something for myself.
I think the truth is, I’m nervous. Nervous to add another responsibility to an already full plate. So, we will see what the new year brings. Hopefully a better attitude on my part and a baby who is a little more willing to sleep!