Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Too Much

Ok, Mom don't read this. I don't want you getting too big of a head and thinking you were *right*! ;)

I am feeling overwhelmed and just wanting some down-time. But down-time is not to be had in this life I've embraced. Yes, embraced. This stuff didn't all just happen to me. I chose a lot of the things going on in our family's life.

Before we had children our evenings consisted of this: come home from work, make dinner, eat dinner in front of tv (talking also), an occasional game of the card game Uno and then off to bed. I had no computer then either. (Is anyone aware that the computer sucks the time right out of your life!?) Sometimes I feel like the little girl in Poltergeist! Like "it's here" and it won't let me go!

Now, post-children...almost every night of the week is filled with something. We are running like chickens with our heads cut off most of the time. And we are both frantic to fit in some "free time". I'm homeschooling most of the day, running to activities most evenings and mix in the field trips, play-dates and various other meetings and practices.

On top of this I've decided (in case I was bored) to have a Halloween Party. Why? Because I want my children to have something I feel comfortable with them doing on Halloween. I'm totally not "into" Halloween but I have nothing against it either. It's just not my thing. But I do like parties! :)

Don't forget the gardening I'm researching. I must have a garden next year (truthfully it's partly to save $$ on my grocery bill but also because I must conquer this thing in life that I have not tried.

So, that's where I'm at. I'm overscheduled, overwhelmed and over-tired! Would I trade it for my former (boring!?) life? Not on your life!


mainehappymama said...

I'm with you! We can garden together next year. When we moved we took over the garden but it had laready been planted. NExt year will bemuch different, I can't wait to plant lots of yummies I know we will eat!!

Kendra plus 2 said...

I think it's the nature of a woman to over-extend herself. I'm always busy, and tend to take on things to make myself busier. What's up with that. Kudos on the garden. If we had room in our yard, I'd so try one out. Maybe I'll plant one at the daycare and make the kids my little migrant farmers. Muahahaha!

Chrissy said...

I want to garden next year too! Our yard is small so I grow stuff in containers, nothing would have survived Eliott's leaf picking phase this year so I didn't even try. I'm thinking by next year we'll have a firm grip on the word "no"...maybe.

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