Saturday, August 21, 2010

Multitasking. OR Reasons I need a clone

So I don't know why I thought I was talented enough to transition into mommy, wife, housekeeper, church secretary AND college student smoothly.  This past week has been craziness. 

I'm exhausted.

Yesterday I thought Okay, I've made it to the weekend.  I can rest.  WRONG.  The laundry had to be caught up, house cleaned, et cetera.  Then this morning I had the bright idea of taking down the girls' cribs and going on a hunt for new beds.  That took almost all day (we just finished putting the new beds together about an hour ago).  So now I've used up an entire day off.  A day I was supposed to rest

Tomorrow is church, and it's also my children church team's Sunday to teach.  On top of that, I promised my sister and cousin I'd go to the movies with them after lunch.  We're going to see Vampires Suck, which I really want to watch, but I'm just so tired at this exact moment that I'd honestly prefer staying home and napping.  

I even planned on doing a Face Punch post for today, but didn't have the energy to be annoyed with anyone.

Aside from all of that nonsense, I feel like I didn't see my girls hardly at all this week.  I'm working longer hours since I went from three days to two, and of course school takes a good eight hours a day.  (Before school I was working a mere 12-14 hours a week, and the rest of the time I was stay-at-home mom.)  I also had a get-together with an old friend Thursday night which lasted from six until almost midnight.  No wonder I miss my kids. 

I know after a few weeks I'll adjust and be fine.  It's the initial changing that's the problem.  I'm a creature of habit.  Give me boring repetition - I'm happy with it.  

Someone please tell me I'm not the only one who feels like this...


  1. Wow, Jess, mad props to you for handling all that! I don't know how you do it! I can barely juggle a boyfriend (who's away to work 5 days out of 7) and a dog! lol I'm lucky to be still working from home at the moment, don't know what I'll do from next month. I'm with you regarding enjoying the routine and taking sometime to adjust to changes... but you're doing a great job, to be honest, so don't worry you'll be just fine! :)

  2. I don't even have kids and I'm exhausted. Summon your inner Super Woman and hang in there! Your girls will be so proud of you someday (just ignore them in their teenage years) for doing all of this!

    And hopefully you have energy a face punch for us all soon! ;)

  3. Hey Jess, I left you an award on my blog! Check it out :)

  4. I can relate! I think all of us moms need a clone.
    Hang in there, you can do it! Moms are made of strong stuff.

  5. Nope youre not the only one. I dont have kids or go to school and am still exhausted every day!

  6. Blech. Sucks when supposed-to-be-relaxing days turn into not-so-much days. I can't relate at the moment, but starting next week, my life will be a whirlwind all over again! It seems never-ending. Or at least, it definitely at least happens in waves. But I can absolutely relate to being too exhausted to be annoyed at annoying things. That's the worst.

    Hang in there!

  7. Thanks so much y'all! I really appreciate the encouragement! You guys are just FANTABULOUS. :)