Hopefully there’s an emphasis on the “happy” today.
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a tough week here at the Kissel house. It’s like the girls came back from Cedar Point and lost their ever loving minds . . . which means I’m losing mine too!
We have been summering HARD for the past few months, and there’s a chance that it’s finally catching up with all of us. Except maybe Matty, that guy can get his summer on til the cows come home.
Between the park playdates, daily pool trips. sprinklers, all the outdoor things, and frequent trips to the cottage, I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with things this summer. Laundry, cleaning, and any sort of household chore/blogging/relaxation has been getting done around 8 or 8:30 at night after the girls are in bed. This means I’ve been staying up later than usual, which means I haven’t been able to get up early and workout.
And I think that’s making me angry, friends.
In addition to dealing with the crazy unpredictable behaviors of a two and four year old, I’m constantly feeling worried/disappointed/overwhelmed with my meal choices and exercise . . . or lack thereof. I can’t tell you how much I wish that this was an issue that I could just shrug off as “I’m doing the best I can,” but I can’t because I’m not!
I’m not making excuses or looking for compliments, I’m just simply unloading what’s been on my heart in the hopes of getting it out there, moving the heck on, and maybe starting to feel a little more like myself again.
Oh, and be a better/more patient mama.
I know there are wives and mothers out there who have it way harder than I do, but apparently all of the stressors in my life have decided to magnify themselves all at once this week and I feel like the Kissel house is spinning out of control.
It’s already after 10:00 on Thursday night, so in an attempt to start getting back some calm in my life, I’m going to wrap this up with just a few pictures (because I’m sure that’s what you’re here for, rather than my silly life rant!).
I did have some sweet moments with each of my girls around our island this week, which is something I definitely pictured in my mind when we looked at this house!
Lucy Belle woke up EARLY the other day and caught me making muffins for the girls’ breakfast. She was super excited to get some solo mommy time along with some milk and muffin batter. #dontjudgeme
Emmy hoisted herself up on a stool and kept stealing peanuts and peaches while I was making dinner the other night. She is looking so grown up to me lately!
No matter how mean of a mommy I feel like I am (or that they TELL ME I AM!), my girlies always want to cuddle up to me before bedtime . . . and every single night I sit there and think to myself that I’m going to try harder to be more patient the next day.
To keep the summer craziness going, Matty took Friday off and we’re taking the girls to the lake for the weekend. There will be four adults and two kiddos . . . if that doesn’t buy me a little time to relax and recharge my batteries then I don’t know what will!
I’m not going to put pressure on myself to get home late Sunday evening and crank out a blog. If I feel like I can do it, I will. If not . . . I’ll see you back here on Thursday!
Thanks for listening!