As moms we like to think we have it all together, we can handle it all, and we can take care of everything. And we have to. We are moms, after all. But we can’t do it all.
Life has been a heavy mix of busy and must-dos lately. You know the kind where there isn’t really anything you can skip – it all has to get done sooner or later and usually sooner? I spent the first while thinking I could do it all. And I did, but then I had surgery so I had to take it easy. Then life got harder. And I realized I can’t do it all.
I know I’m not alone in this. My friends and I often talk about how the laundry is piled up, we can’t remember when we last dusted, or we drove through Chick-fil-A for the 3rd time in as many days because there isn’t time to fix dinner or we don’t have the groceries at home to make a meal.
My organized and somewhat obsessive personality isn’t ok with those things. I want to do it all, always. But as one of the busiest times of year approaches I find myself realizing that I just can’t do it all, and I need to be ok with that.
So next time my husband has to do an early Saturday morning milk run because we’re out – again – I will remember to cut myself some slack. I was never meant to do it all. And looking around at the end of the day, realizing that we’re all here and ok, reminds me that getting “all the things” done isn’t what’s most important.
So here’s to giving up doing it all and settling in a nice place of mediocrity!
Do you try to do it all too? Ever have those moments where you realize you just can’t? Tell me I’m not alone!