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Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
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I often feel like I am behind on everything, like the world is spinning merrily along, and I'm just racing in a futile effort to try and keep up.

Behind on thank you cards, behind on TV (not the most important item on the list, I know), behind on cooking, behind on responding to comments, behind on f-list posts, behind on reading, behind on writing, behind on putting away laundry, behind on doing more laundry, behind on mailing packages...

BEHIND, BEHIND, BEHIND.

M. has swim class in 35 minutes.  She's napping now, and I have to get myself changed and ready during this time.   Once she's up I'll have to rush to feed her, get her dressed, get her in the car, get to the gym, get both of us UNdressed, and so on.

Ugh. And it's been raining non-stop since yesterday. 

FAIL.


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Skip swimming class??

No... but my message there is don't be so hard on yourself. I have been perpetually behind with something ever since having kids but I honestly think if you're not behind on loving her, everything else can wait it's own sweet time.

(And I SO know you are not behind on that!)

*hugs you*

but I honestly think if you're not behind on loving her, everything else can wait it's own sweet time.
Oh you are so sweet! And so right!! :) *tears*

Take a deep breath, L. Everything happens eventually. ;) But I can commiserate wholeheartedly and there are many many times where I forget to take my own advice. *hugs*

*hugs you back* You're right: everything does happen eventually. It's just too bad there aren't more hours in a day! *g*

Thanks for the perspective check, hon.

I have been perpetually behind with something ever since having kids but I honestly think if you're not behind on loving her, everything else can wait it's own sweet time.

Words to live by. Thank you, sweetie. ♥

You're so welcome. You know sometimes when it would all get on top of me when Joe was little and I was enduring my second bout of postnatal depression (but dealing with it much better because I knew what it was this time) I would just put down whatever I was trying to do and lay on the floor with him and his toys. He never failed to cheer me up.

Not that I'm saying you have that, you just made me remember me :)

I always feel behind. And I do not have kids. I have to agree with TT (duh) about you not being behind on loving your daughter and everything else beyond that can wait.

Why are we always hardest on ourselves? I read something recently about needing to stop being disappointed in ourselves and that resonated with me. It made me sad and made me want to change that about myself.

Hugs to you.

*HUGS* I know how hard it is to feel like you are going constantly, yet falling further and further behind.

I completely agree with tempertemper, there is only one thing you actually *need* to do and you are accomplishing that day in and day out with flying colors :-)

This may sound odd, but one thing that helps me when I start to freak out is to look into Hayden's eyes and try to see myself how
he
sees me. It makes it hard to spend another instant being stressed when I realize that literally all it takes to make his world right is to have his mommy be happy and present in the moment with him! Everything else can, and will, wait.

*hugs you back*

Your advice doesn't sound odd at all. It makes perfect sense, is practical, and really resonates with me. Thank you for sharing that tidbit with me; Hayden is lucky to have you. ♥

*vows to remember your sage advice the next time the fail-monster attacks*

Thanks again; your words really helped!

I know exactly what you're going through. I got hardly nothing done when my kids were that age. It's totally typical to be behind when you have a baby, and I think people understand. Just know that it does get better with time. *sending hugs*

I was going to make a comment, but TT put it so beautifully that I'll just say ditto... what she said. You're not behind on the really important stuff. The rest will simply have to wait until you can fit it in...

Once you have a child, you will be behind for the next 12 or so years.

You can tell a person's age by whether they remember this or not:

"Sometimes you feel like a nut,
sometimes you don't.
All the boys got nuts,
the girls don't,
'Cause, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't!"

Don't be so hard on yourself. You and little M gotta come first, everything else can wait, usually forever (except laundry and dinner.)

D

Man the craziness of life has taken you. Hopefully it and M let you breathe soon.

I completely understand, hon - I feel that way most of the time these days as well, and I don't have anybody else besides me to take care of! Just breathe, and know that it'll eventually pass.

Oh, and I'm going to also ditto TT's lovely advice: but I honestly think if you're not behind on loving her, everything else can wait it's own sweet time.

*hugs* ♥

if it makes you feel any better i've had swine and been out of school for two weeks straight now. and because of the way my schedule runs next week is finals week, and i'm so behind i litterally will never catch up. i'm going to have to give up on decent grades for the first trimester because i can't get everything i've missed back in before grades are due. so yeah, behind is a very good way to put it.

NARG. why can't i just watch tv all the time? i'm actually good at that!

on the brightside, bones was pretty great!

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