Do you ever feel like super stressed out and like you’re being strung way too thin? Do you ever feel like you’re putting SO much into something and not getting everything you thought you’d get out of it? Do you ever feel like you have SO much to remember to do and you wonder how it will all get done? Same here mama. 100% I feel you.
At least once a month I feel this way.
Today is one of those days. Today both of my girls were being crabby mc crab pants about everything. Ellie cried because I wanted her to read her book on the couch so I could vacuum the living room (among other things she “cried” about) and Mila, she was so over tired she kept rubbing her face/eyes which would then rip her paci out of her mouth. 🙄
A little back story? During the week I work 12 hour shifts and I commute to work. This doesn’t leave ANY time to get any housework done so when I get a day off it’s usually to play catch up around the house. So my dishes are piled sky high, there are 2-3 loads of laundry to do and just an over all garbage pit laying around my house mixed with toys and books and things the dogs probably chewed up.
Among all of that I really needed to get my bills paid today because I work the next 4 days in a row and if I didn’t do it today the bills wouldn’t get paid.
And let me stop and say, some days I leave the mess. Most days probably, but today I just really want to get shit done. I want to scrub this house with some thieves cleaner and smell that spicy cinnamon deliciousness. I want to fold that freshly washed laundry and smell that crispy lemongrass from those wool dryer balls.
So what did I do? I put some lavender essential oil on the girls and they are having an early nap. And here I am not getting shit done and writing a quick blog post about it. Why? Because if I don’t write it now, it will be gone and forgotten about. That’s because my brain is trying to remember the million things I still need to get done. Truly though sometimes I just need this 10 minute breather of peace and quiet because it’s he last one I’m getting before bedtime so I better take advantage of it, right? I know you feel me.
So mama it’s ok if you can’t leave the mess. Its ok if you feel like you’re losing it… us other mamas, we get it. Even the ones who look like they have it ALL put together, trust me when I say, they don’t.
But really I can’t be the only Mom who can’t relax when the house is a complete shit hole?
Its ok to ask for help if you need it. Ask a friend to come fold laundry with you while your kids destroy the rest of your house. ha!
OR do what I do and get yourself some lavender essential oil, lather your kids in it and get yourself some stress away essential oil and diffuse the SHIT out of it and get yourself the MAC DADDY of oils, Frankincense essential oil and lather yourself up with it… really though you don’t need to lather, 1 drop will suffice.
XOXO from the mama who definitely doesn’t have it all put together