Saturday, November 12, 2011

Waiting to Exhale!!

You ever have one of those weeks when you just feel like screaming? Well, this has been one of those weeks for me. After caring for two sick, vomiting, nose running, coughing, running a fever, irritable, little ones, and still  homeschooling (well actual virtual schooling); I was just stressed and on edge. Of course, this is a parent's job and I love giving them extra TLC when they are sick, but it still can take its toll. Being stuck in the house was starting to really get to me. I was starting to slip into this fog of depression until I figured out something. As much as I love my family and I feel blessed to be able to devote so much time and energy to them, I also need to take care of myself. Sometimes, I feel selfish for wanting some "me time". I mean, I am the "at home" parent! Shouldn't that be my job to do all of this? The answer is yes, but even those working outside of the home need mental health days every now and then. Even the job of parenting can burn you out at times.

My goal is to start giving myself a little time. My husband has been telling me this for a long time, but sometimes it takes a breaking point to make you realize how important it really is. Taking a little time for myself will not make me a bad mother, it will actually make me a better one. So, I am going to take some time this week to slow down and exhale. I am going to take a little time to show myself some love and hopefully be able to love my family even more (if that is even possible).