Monday, January 25, 2010


For me, one of the hardest parts of motherhood is the constantly changing and evolving schedules of my children, depending on their age and stage at the time. The flexibility required to continually adapt and adjust my priorities, my time tables and my days.
For instance, I generally use Fiona's morning nap to get any cleaning that needs to be done, allowing me the afternoon nap to rest and recuperate, all to myself. I need that small does of alone time in my day to get me through the rest of it with some sanity intact. I've been working on my Home Management Notebook lately and have gotten my schedule pretty well arranged. (Providing I actually stick to my various schedules, of course.) And now? Fiona has not been taking morning naps. This makes it difficult, if not impossible to get any cleaning done, let alone get ready for the day. Augh. I struggle with productivity and motivation enough without having constant wrenches thrown into things. I know there is a solution to this, it will just take some reexamination and retooling, not to mention sacrifice of 'my' time. It just frustrates me to never have a constant- except change!
I'm afraid I'm also going to have to start getting up earlier. Which probably also means going to bed earlier.


michelle said...

Yeah, I was just thinking this morning that motherhood doesn't seem to be getting any easier. All because of the constantly changing nature of the job... I hate going to bed earlier and getting up earlier, but with a child who leaves for school at 7:30, that's what I have to do. (or be really tired)

Anonymous said...

There is a time and season for everything. And seasons change. I can say that right now- since the babyhood is over, we have been in a good groove for a LONG while now and when adapting is needed, it is minor for us. I kinda look forward to K's nap phase being over and leaving that aspect behind and just having "kids". They play independently so I can clean and they have their chores that they actually are good at and that will increase. It sucks- but ride the wave cause what else can we do?!

Anonymous said...

ps....LOVE the new header.

Jill said...

I always struggled with my "free" time while the kids were sleeping or engaged in a show or something too. It's a frustrating thing for sure.

Diana said...

I love your header.
I remember when Josh went down to one nap a day it is hard to adjust but you'll see like you already know you'll find your rhythm.
Joshy doesn't need a nap every day anymore (I mean he is 4 1/2 I should accept that right) But I'm ok with it. I do find time for me time. You will too.

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