I am an average woman. Oh yeah, did I mention I’m an average woman? I usually running behind schedule. My house most times has toys strung from one end of it to the other. I have a small and simple kitchen. I don’t own fancy gadgets(I don’t even own a stand mixer! Though I REALLY want this one. And yes I want the red one!). I’m lucky to get my hair pulled back in a ponytail on most days. I work full time from home, now blog full time from home and have 3 wonderful, though energetic, children to chase after. I cook simply. Most of the time I don’t cook anything that involves “fancy” ingredients. I like trying new things, but my life is chaotic enough without throwing in a complicated recipe into my already complicated recipe! I am an average woman.
This is probably how half the women in the world feel. Whether you work at home, stay at home, work a day job, work nights, work days, work all day and night… it doesn’t matter. We’re all in the same boat and I bet that most of us feel the same way. We struggle to keep up and to juggle our lives. Kids, husband, food, laundry, cleaning, rides, school, church…. ummm… hello!? I’m only one person here people! I’m not perfect, don’t claim to be. If I give the appearance of being perfect, well then…. sorry? I am certainly not! I am one woman trying to make life better, easier and happier for my family. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably, but I know that regardless of the outcome my kids and husband love me dearly.
It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It doesn’t matter what the world dictates. What matters is that your family knows you love them. Plain and simply. If my house is a mess and my babies are wanting me to play with them? Guess what? The mess can wait. My kids aren’t going to be little forever. My house, my mess, my life… it can wait. They cannot. So there it will sit until they have had their fill of mommy, or I can convince them to help me 😉 My great juggling act is neither perfect nor attractive! I just do my best.
These smiles can’t wait…
A parting thought. If you drop a ball every once in awhile during this great juggling act that we call life….. it’s ok. Breathe. Pick it up and start again. Maybe re-evaluate everything you are holding up. Maybe you can drop something that you really don’t need to be juggling in the first place. Yes, it IS ok to say no. Regardless, know that you are not alone, and that I am with you…
We are…. AKA Wife.
If you are wanting to try and find a little order in your life you might consider giving FlyLady a try. I am working on finishing up my Control Journal this evening. I’ve been working on it for awhile, and decided to make it priority. See, definitely not perfect! But I’m jumping back in where I’m at. I am starting to read her book, Sink Reflections, again as it was a wonderful book!