She Can Not Do It All
It's true, no one can do it all. We hear it all the time "how does she do it all" or " I wish I could be a super mom like her". Not one mom is perfect and not one mom can do it all. All we can do is our best. Social Media allows mother's to paint the perfect picture of themselves and their lives, but let's be real here...no one is perfect. We are all just trying to do our best, at least that's what I am hoping for all moms out there. We can get wrapped up in what everyone else is doing or what we think everyone else expects us to be doing, but the truth of the matter is...none of that matters. Yet we all seem to find ourselves comparing each other to each other, whether we want to admit it or not.
Facts: I work full time, have three children involved in sports all year round, my husband also works full time, goes to school, is the VP on the football board, coaches three sports and we have a dog. It is very rare that we have a night with nothing to do. My laundry is piled up and I may never be caught up. There are dirty dishes in the sink from our morning. There are finger prints just about everywhere in this house, even though I cleaned the windows and wiped down the walls less then two weeks ago. My lawn needs to cut, but it's raining. The basement was organized and now it has new piles of stuff accumulating that we no longer use, no longer fits or saving for the next season. My garage did fit two cars in it, but with all the kids things and other things taking up space, I am lucky if my car fits in there now. The to list for this house keeps growing and it almost makes want to panic, but I just can't get to it all and somehow manage my life as a working mom. I feel like I am constantly letting someone down whether it be friends or family. That tends to weigh heavily on me, but I am also trying to not let that weigh me down. As long as I am doing the best I can and never intentionally hurting anyone or intentionally letting anyone down...then I am going to have to be okay with not being able to please everyone. Instead of focusing on all the things I have to do or can't do or that have been waiting for me to do for months, I have to think of it differently or I would drive myself insane. My house is clean, it's just messy and a bit unorganized. There are enough clean clothes to wear and everything needed for the 6 games this weekend is ready to go. The pantry and fridge are filled with foods to feed my family, dinner is prepped and ready to go for tonight. All five of us are healthy. I am trying to spend as much time as we can with family, but making sure that doesn't take a toll on my own family. My husband and I still need time to be a couple and our family of five needs down time together as well. I am a women of many titles, just trying to do the best I can day in and day out. That is all any of us can do. None of us are perfect and that is perfectly okay.