11.25.2009

the days are just racing by...

...and i feel so left behind!

i have these moments of panic, where i feel like the days are just racing by and i just can not catch up. i have come to realize that in a home with four kids, there is always something to do, something to clean up or put away. that does overwhelm me a lot. but i try to keep it in perspective, i realize it will never get completely done. and just as soon as the clothes are all washed, dried and put away. four little people will take off their clothes just before their baths and then i have another load that needs to be done. i have become ok with that. kind of.

what i have a hard time with, is i have all of these big ideas of things i want to do with my kids or for myself and they just don't get done. the daily workings of our home take so much time that there is barely time for anything else. i have lists of projects that need completed around the house. i have lists of crafts i want to do with the kids. i have different ideas for discipline or collecting allowance that i want to implement. i have thought of so many fun things to do throughout the holiday season. and so on and so on.... but these lists just collect in my head or are left on my list not checked off. when will i ever have time to do them?

i admit that i love the sense of accomplishment and get frustrated when i can't get things done. i just need more hours in the day!

and i wish the days would just slow down so i could take a breath and catch up to their pace. they are going by way too fast. and i can't keep up. as hard as i try, i am still running to catch up.



3 comments:

Susan said...

sounds like you read my thoughts... hope you can find some time to do at least on of the fun things on your list... now i'm off to go fold another load of laundry..ha.

The Hemphill Family said...

I know exactly what you mean! I just thought that to myself this morning..."I wish there were more hours in a day." I have so many things I want to do too, but all the regular, daily stuff takes up all the time, it seems. If you figure out the secret to balancing all this stuff, let me know! :)

Terri said...

Don't be so hard on yourself... you are doing important, lasting work. Do you have a journal or notebook that you can keep track of all the great ideas you have? You will get to them. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving, friend! Blessings!