*I* am an introvert with 4 children at home. Homeschooling. Extended nursing. Way more ideals than I can manage. Some days I think I'm doing pretty well - others..... flailing! I know - we all have our flailing days when we feel completely inadequate for the task at hand. Today was one of those days for me.
I managed to maintain my calm through the snack turned fingerpainting.... good thing I'm obsessed with my camera....
And then there was the maniac of the day......a certain someone was *full* of beans today - everyone was actually, they just didn't all pose in quite such a spectacular way ;)
And the day passed and eventually it ended. One by one they slept....ok - only 2 are sleeping, but close enough.
Bit by bit I felt the tension of the day melting away. The house became quiet.
A big sigh.
A cup of chamomile tea - ok a *quart* of chamomile tea.
And I'm slowly coming back to center again.
My goodness it's a challenge reconciling the introvert that is me with the energetic, passionate, *loud*, incredible 4 children that are still in the nest.
One great big old balancing act.
I guess tomorrow is another day.
I've heard a lot of complaints that people don't share the rough parts of life when blogging.
So here I am.
Today was a sucky tearful day. I made it through. I apologized for my cranky moments, reconnecting with all before sleep came. A story was read. A board game or 2 played. Some cookies were baked - doesn't everyone bake cookies when they're having a bad day?
Here's to doing our best, and sometimes the day just sucks anyway and all we can do is just try to look for a moment that is good and grab for it.
How do you meet your need for quiet, alone time, creative expression, while parenting?
Tell me your best secret strategy ;)