I wanted to blog this partly to share my epiphany, and to remind myself...There's something about peace and quiet for me that strengthens me. I've learned (well just really realized today) that 10 minutes less of sleep is actually a good thing! It lets me wake up with me time, peace and quite before the craziness begins. Today I did that. Snuck out of bed, checked on Hailey, went downstairs, peeked in on Brennan and Brooklyn still sleeping and started MY day. It's so calming to watch a child sleep. I got bottles made BEFORE they woke up screaming, pumped, and made breakfast. During that time, everyone else woke up, but I was ahead of the pack. I made bacon, pancakes, eggs and toast - nothing was burnt! I wasn't stressed or rushed. Nich fed the babies and Hailey watched a movie and colored while I made breakfast. After breakfast, Nich headed to work, Hailey kept an eye on the babies and finished her movie and I showered! What, a clean Mommy wearing jeans, not sweatpants?! I took a quick leisurely shower that was relaxing not rushed, short enough that the babies were still sleeping, the movie was still going. I feel so proud of myself, everything I did today (it's only 10!) has been proactive! I feel so much better when I'm ahead and not always behind screaming babies and tantrum throwing toddlers. I have the patience to let Hailey do things herself. I need to remember this when it's hard to get out of bed or when I'm stressed...just breathe and take a little me time!
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