Time and Energy

Okay, after sitting here eyeballing my keyboard for the last 3 minutes, I’m finally going to make some keystrokes. Writers block sucks. I could once again sit here and type about how much of a horrible blogger I am. I could apologize again for not posting more often. And I could promise, again, that I will get better at this.I.promise.

The time I find to blog is, most often, after the rest of the house is deep in slumber. I’ll sit on the couch after having watched my tv shows I DVR’d, glance at the clock and think, to blog or not to blog. I’m so tired at that point that all I really want to do is just sink deep into my pillow and drift off. I’ll tell myself, I’ve got nothing interesting to write about. How do other moms find the time or even the leftover brain energy to get creative with what they post?

While I’m on that subject, lets go further. Moms that scrapbook, sew, quilt, you know the ones.. those crafty moms. Where the heck do they drum up the time or energy for such extra curricular activities? My boys, including twin toddlers I might add, keep me going all day long. Not to mention the laundry, the cleaning, the cooking, hell.. I can’t even remember the last time I picked up my toilet brush and put it to it’s intended use. Will that time come? Will I ever be able to even think of organizing my 1st floor bathroom linen closet? Or even catch up on the twins baby books?

I get so frustrated lately. I’m, well I used to be anyway, a perfectionist. I like things just so. No wonder I can’t get my 6yr old to do any chores, I can barely do them myself. How the heck are my children going to learn to appreciate the comfort of a well maintained home if I can’t find the time to make it that way. For pete’s sake, my 6yr old will open a snack and just literally throw the wrapper on his bedroom floor. Then he’ll take the scissors and cut it up into tiny little pieces and toss them on his floor. I can’t get him to respect his toys. It’s as if he doesn’t care. And I blame myself, because I can’t teach him. I just don’t have the fricken time!!!

In other news.. I met this woman at the last mom of twins meeting. Her art I’m dying to learn. She is amazing! Can’t wait to take one of her classes.


3 Responses

  1. I found the first toddler year of twins the most exhausting. After the boys went to bed, it felt like Jon and I just flopped on the couch in both physical and mental exhaustion all night. I blog bc I have a work-outside-the-home job! Note I rarely blog on weekends when my kids are home! And never at night!

    Anyway I think we’re all tired. I think different people need different things to rejuvenate them. I think the crafty moms find their crafts help rejuvenate them. I know I love working out and watching tv, so I hit the treadmill and watch tv while on it.

  2. I am one of those crafty moms who does scrapbooking. I have been doing is since my son was 5. I have a great husband who loves spending time with our son. This afforded me the opportunity to scrapbook one weekend a month. I would go to the scrapbook store on Friday night after work and stay until midnight. I would then get back to the store at 10 am on Saturday and stay until midnight. This was MY time. I have been this same routine every month for years. My husband knows that I put my time in working 40-45 hours a week and taking care of the family and I NEED my time. I met my best friends at a crop 2 years ago. These are lifetime friends.

    I believe every mother needs time away to pamper herself no matter what it is.

  3. Woo hoo! Found you again! My computer with all the linkies saved went kaflooie and being one who can’t remember names, and being so busy with the new life, it’s taken me forever to get back to all my very favorite bloggers and sites! So happy to be back to read you 🙂

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