Sometimes I think I’ve got the hang of this motherhood thing… then reality sets in and I realize LIFE IS BEATING ME UP! Anyone else know this feeling?
Setting The Scene
Last night I was fixing supper for my toddlers and asked them, “Do you want some french fries?” Of course they did. So I pull the bag of french fries from the freezer and the bottom busts wide open- french fries spread across the entire, recently cleaned, floor.
Here’s the thing. I had already told my toddlers they were getting french fries for supper- I also told the ravenous fetus in my stomach that he was getting french fries, too. Have you ever been around a pregnant woman that watches her next craving slip through her fingers? Picture DESPERATION!
I made a split decision to pick the frozen fries up off the floor, rinse them in the sink, and fry them up anyways!!! (Yes, this may be one of the lower moments of my life).
Then my husband says, “Why don’t you bake those instead. It’s healthier that way”.
“Ummmmm- yeah. I know that. But I’m frying them.”
“But why? You really shouldn’t be eating that grease and neither should the kids.”
“Why don’t you just leave me and my kitchen alone?”
When I am NOT pregnant I would have been in agreement with the hubs to bake the fries. When I’m NOT pregnant we wouldn’t even be eating refrigerated french fries for supper! But the thought of chopping veggies, handling raw meat, and creating elaborate, healthy, non-processed meals for my family at 29 (ish) weeks pregnant while raising 2 toddlers makes me want to crawl in a hole and hide.
Like I said- I’m feeling a little beat up by life. While there are periods of my life that I can hold down jobs, maintain a blog, raise 2 kids, cook supper, have friends, CrossFit, run, clean, do laundry, and be creative. Then there are times like these where just keep my kids and I alive seems to take every. single. bit. of. energy. I. have.
Which leaves me feeling even more defeated because I am accomplishing so little and have 0 motivation to do more which is why I loved Christina’s reminder that working in small increments of time can help you be more productive by keeping an end in sight. She also includes the importance of scheduling small periods of rest and rejuvenation into your day.
Thank you so much for joining us this week, Christina!
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