Sunday, November 18, 2007

Now that I have four children the question is do I feel busier? Not really. In fact there are so many less things that I can accomplish each day. I am often discouraged at the end of each day because so few things are crossed off of my to do list. I really need to learn to make my list shorter but I always have hope that today will be the day that things magically fall into place and the whole list will get done. However, at the end of the day there is no magic and the list is still only half done. The whole reason why I am not able to accomplish as much as I did when I was a 'three kid mom' is because my list of 'I am always doing' has become longer. Here is my list.
  1. I am always changing a diaper or going myself (I am postpartum you know).
  2. I am always washing my hands, 18 times in one day. Is that a lot? I know I am lame for counting but I wanted you to have the facts.
  3. I am always sitting down nursing, reading, looking at someone's blog. . . . . It just seems to be harder to get things done in this position.
  4. I am always cleaning the kitchen or at least wishing that I was.
  5. I am always feeding someone Devon, Spencer ( up until this week I was still feeding him thank goodness he has decided that he can handle his utensils on his own), or myself. This is by far my least favorite 'always'. I guess I could choose to eat less myself but that does not seem to be an option.
  6. I am always able to find someone to hug, kiss, and snuggle. With a husband, baby and three kids there is always someone who wants to love mom. I guess since I am always sitting there is plent of time for this. Of course I love this 'always' on my list and hope it will always be like this.

I would love to hear about your 'always' list


Heitmann Family said...

On my always list--
always cleaning up toys- if the play room could stay somewhat clean for an afternoon that would be great. But then what would my kids be doing? hmmm..
Always doing the dishes, I kinda like doing it, such a change from when I was a kid!
Always snuggling with someone, that has to stay on my list!!

Jeff and Alison said...

Oh, Boy, Girl, Boy, Boy!!! I don't know how you do it! That seems like a lot to me on your list that you DO accomplish. Well, I can't complain too much (with only one) but I still feel like I am always picking up toys, feeding him, doing his laundry!!!! or sitting on the computer (like now). My favorite ALWAYS is that I am ALWAYS kissing his cheecks. It may be a little obsessive.

You are doing great!! What a MOM!