Sometimes all the stuff I have to fit into my life makes me want to cry.
There is after school activities and writing deadlines, and Dr appointments, and kinder duty, and grocery shopping, and parent teacher meet and greets, and laundry… always so much bloody laundry!
And I want to ‘simplify’ I want to stop ‘glorifying busy’ really I do… but I don’t know how.
How do I tell my kids they can’t learn to swim because I am overwhelmed?
How do I ignore their teachers’ requests to meet us because I am struggling to fit it in?
How do I disregard the hospital’s suggestions my girls see an eye specialist because I can’t face juggling kids for yet another appointment? I can’t…
And of course I am the one who had four kids, I brought all this on myself, so I really can’t complain.
And I don’t even have a full time job, so I really, really can’t complain.
And we were the ones who moved here, and started renovating, and had four kids (did I say that already?), and he has to work stupid shifts to pay for it all, so I really, really, really, can’t complain.
So I am not complaining… I am just crying.
Weeping silently every time my phone buzzes with yet another reminder, every time I get another letter, or notice, or email, and have to squeeze in one more thing, or make a decision not to, while on the outside trying to appear as if I have it all under control…
But my kids haven’t been to the dentist in a year… and it is far from under control.
I’m going to attempt to reign in my crazy life before it gets even more out of hand so I’d love your help!
How do you keep on top of everything?
What are your best tips for managing the business of every day life?
What are your favourite organising/planning type blogs?
I’ll share the best tips and things I’ve tried in a blog post soon!