Case of the Mondays…

Happy Monday, friends!

They say when you start a blog, that you should stick to topics that you’re an expert on.  While I can’t say that I’m an expert on being a mom, I am an expert on being a new mom.  And I like to think that’s good enough.

I struggled with what to write today.  I’ve sat down a dozen times, stared at my computer screen, each time typing a few lines, only to delete them.  Now that I’ve decompressed, I have decided to lay it all out there.  Today sucked.  Plain and simple.  From sunrise to sunset, it was crappy.  Looking back, there is a lot I could have done to try to make it better, but in the moment, I felt defeated.

Lincoln is struggling with his transition from crib to toddler bed.  DUH!  Did I really think it would be easy?  No, but he did so well the first two nights, that I {naively} thought we were in the clear.  He has since decided that naps are optional, on top of having a 5:45am wakeup call.  With Wyatt still waking up once to eat {usually between 3:30 & 4) starting my day at 5:45 is less than ideal.  Let me remind you, toddlers have two gears; on or off. There is no in between, which means I’m a human jungle gym the second my eyes open, and I’m starting to feel the effects.

Next.  I am behind on house work.  With the boys being sick last week, I got next to nothing accomplished around the house, and I’m paying for it now.  Everywhere I turn, I see dust, or crumbs, or boogers.  It’s completely overwhelming, and something that I have always struggled with.  I make lists, and try to stay on top of chores, and although I do my best to get one major thing done each day, it is easier said than done.  So much of my day is spent cleaning up after little humans, that the last thing I want to do is dust my furniture or organize my cabinets.  {This would explain why I still have boxes that I need to unpack.   From when we moved.  One year ago.}  What is worse than having a long list of things to do; staring at that long list and worrying about how you’re going to get it all done.

Are either of these things enough to ruin my day?  No, probably not.  But on a day where I’m struggling to stay afloat, they’re enough to push my head under.  I didn’t think any of this would be enough for a post today.  And I’ll admit, it’s not the most exciting of topics, but it’s motherhood, and I like to think I’m not the only mom/wife/Caitlyn who had a case of the Mondays.  So this is for you mommas; to the ones who are feeling overwhelmed by that mountain of laundry, or stressed from that pile of dishes, to the moms who have dealt with a cranky baby all day, and now all night, keep on keepin’ on.  Tomorrow is a new day.  Unite in motherhood.

*Health update.  Jason is still sick.  The doctors think he should make a full recovery though.  Thank goodness!  The boys are basically just boogers at this point.  That is all.

2 thoughts on “Case of the Mondays…

  1. All you can do is approach each day with the best intentions. You are never going to get the house clean enough. The kids are never going to be perfect. You will never be THE BEST wife, or THE BEST mom. That’s ok. The sooner you start to accept that it’s the TRYING and the JOURNEY that is key, you will find some peace. Half the time you can’t see straight because you are so tired. And you can’t even contemplate being sexy or romantic when you are flying on fumes. But you tackle the “big rocks” first, and then the “stones,” then the “pebbles,” and finally the “grains of sand.” (those are metaphors for challenges we face — haha). I know that being so reflective about it all is evidence of a healthy perspective. Keep on doing what you are doing. (p.s. I want that cookie recipe!)

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  2. Amen Mama! Thanks for the relatable read 👍🏻 Hope your Tuesday got a bit easier. Those pre-6am wake ups are brutal…and you have TWO of them… phew!

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