Ever have one of those days where you wake up feeling like, today is it? Today I will get up, dressed, ready and be productive! Sure, we all have days we think like that.
How many days do you actually accomplish anything worthy of being considered productive?
Okay, let's not be too hard on ourselves. Maybe it is just a different kind of productive than you had originally planned. And most days that is perfectly okay!
Maybe more so for us Stay-At-Home moms. Our days are not structured by a manager, boss, CEO.We don't have set times to clock in and out or even to eat or use the restroom.(I'm not looking for pity or controversy, just stating)
Honestly, most days my entire schedule from morning until bed is completely centered around the demands, whims and desires of my 3 year old!
Now I'm not saying my kid is some lunatic that just runs around throwing fits and demanding things 24/7(even if it can feel that way) but as her mother and her full time caretaker it is my job to make her my #1 priority.
I really wanted to get the yard cleaned up, work in the garden and mow the lawn. Those were my top 3 big jobs to get done today. It was gorgeous out and already 80* F by 10 am.
I tried to include her in the smaller/safer tasks but she had her own "plans" to help.
All of her pool babies/toys have developed that horrid gunky, algae film and quite frankly, her dolls' hair and ponies' manes look like they escaped a torture chamber by the skin of their teeth.
We decided we could use the "little pool" as a bath tub. Soap suds and all.
But...that meant we were both going to be wet.
Bathing suits on and by now it is after noon and around 85*F
I never did get the lawn mowed or the weeds pulled.
Every toy we did pick/clean up is still out there floating around in the "bath tub".
I am totally okay with that.
We had fun, she cleaned her toys and I got to work on my tan! Score..How bout' that?
We were productive!