What part of “I want a relaxing Sunday afternoon” is hard to understand?
As usual, our weekend was jam packed with sports, projects around the house, laundry (always laundry), meal planning, grocery shopping…. you know – life. I woke up with a bit of a headache, and decided that after we got home from the soccer game, I was going to take it easy. Sit on the couch, watch some movies… take it easy, because I can, right?!?
I woke up. Made breakfast (and also bacon for part of Nate’s lunch wraps). Got dressed. Picked up my mom. Drove to Aptos to watch Kevin play soccer – it was a great game! Drove back. Dropped off momma. Got home. Took some delicious homemade pumpkin cookies to some of our favorite friends/neighbors… because that’s what we do. Chatted with them about an upcoming school function. Came home. Said I wasn’t making lunch, because I was ready to relax (hahahahaha)……
Relaxing started with putting away laundry. Then I cooked chicken strips for Nate’s lunches this week. I sat down for 25 minutes while they baked, having popcorn and watching the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie with Kevin. Chopped up the chicken for the lunch wraps. Made breakfasts for Jerritt for the week – egg cups, with sausage, peppers, spinach and cheese. Sat down for 15 minutes. Sent a group text to remind Nate’s baseball team about practice tomorrow. Made sure homework was done. Started making homemade lasagna for dinner. Sat for about 40 minutes while it baked….. made a salad, served dinner, cleaned up dinner. Made sure we had a plan for what we are wearing for picture day this week. Did dishes. And FINALLY sat down.
Totally nailed the relaxation thing, right?!?
And as Jerritt walked by, he asked if I uploaded pictures from this weekends soccer games so that I could send them to him…. seriously – I JUST SAT DOWN, GIMME A DANG MINUTE!
It only bothered me, because he succeeded with my afternoon plans, where I missed it by a mile! He laid in our comfy bed. Watched football. Napped. Yes, you read that correctly – he napped. Ugh!!!!
I’m not even the tiniest bit disappointed in my failed plans….. not one bit!
It’s all good. I wouldn’t trade my busy mom life for anything in the world. There will come a day, it will be here before you know it, where no one is playing sports, no one needs school lunches packed (I imagine I’ll still be feeding Jerritt though)…. all that busy will be gone and I will remember what it felt like to be needed. I will remember that while I didn’t get to take a nap and relax, I provided my family with love and filled their bellies with their favorite foods. I cheered them on at games. I bonded with families on the sidelines. I took time to be neighborly and enjoy a brief chat with friends that we love. I get to organize events, plan fundraisers, volunteer, be involved! I cram life into almost every available minute that I can. I can nap when I am old and no one needs me to to do it all…..
And I will miss it terribly.
Even as I write this, the kids are in bed – soon to be sleeping. I am uploading pictures (it’s taking forever…. if only everyone wasn’t streaming something on different televisions), and I’m writing this blog to let other moms know they aren’t alone! We suck at relaxing! But it’s a small price to pay for the lifetime investment you are putting into your kids’ lives.
I’ve got your back mommas! And I’ve got plenty of wine to share!
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