Tuesday, 24 April 2012
When I started writing this post it was about Pregnant Hollywood, but because of how I feel tonight I have completely changed my tune. It is the night before Easter and I am sick. I have three articles to write today, 50 gift bags to make for the children at church, and a child to take care of and I can barely hold my head up. Moms, how do you do it? I am a single mom. I do not live near family, and I have a child with special needs. I do not have the luxury to become sick, but what mom does? I really want to know what other mom’s do?
How do you organize your day? Do you order pizza for dinner? Do you let your kids run wild while you try to rest on the couch? Do you have preventative techniques that keep you healthy all year round? Seriously, what do you do?
I have a problem. I am a people pleaser. I don’t know how it happened, but I can’t say no. I also have a problem with asking for help. When most women become mother’s they grow a backbone. I always had a backbone, but somehow I lost it when my son was born. On days like today, I wish I could just call someone and ask for help. I wish I could say I can’t do anymore. You are just going to have to wait, but I can’t. Instead, I tend to my first priority, my son. I make sure all of his needs are taken care of for the day, and let me tell you he is high maintenance. I clean my house. I go to the grocery store. I make dinner. I have been working on the gift bags all day. Did I mention that gift bags have are completely homemade. The sad thing is the people at church don’t even know I am making them, but I bought the bags and the Easter eggs, so I feel like it has to be done.
I really want to hear your sick stories. Now, keep it clean…you know what I mean. Do you have any suggestions on how I can take care of myself without neglecting my son? Hopefully, I will be able to get him to bed and finally settle in for some well deserved sleep.