This has been a hectic week for us. School ended Wednesday for Caroline (Tobin was out last week—still trying to figure out why the schools can’t coordinate the “last day” so everyone has it the same…I digress).
I have been so tired. I think the year has caught up with me. I have this perpetual voice in my head that is always calling on the next thing to do. Paint the laundry room (I was so sick of those tired white walls). Wash the car (Tobin’s “designs” made out of snot were getting a bit gross). Clean the floors, wash the dishes, make cookies…the list never stops does it?
Today I had enough. After a hectic morning (which I made of my own choosing…seriously, do kids really need to go to the pool, and the park and Costco in a three hour period?) I put everyone to bed and climbed in myself.
Ten minutes later, I got up and did my hair (the blow dryer and me have been having a time out for the past week—the baseball cap needed a bath though!). And I feel different. I am rested and at peace. I’m tucking away the voices that need to “do more” for the rest of the afternoon. I plan on playing outside with my kids (who are only going to be this size for a minute longer). I’ll get to the dinner plans, I’ll get to chores. The just don’t need to be done now. For now, I need to rest.