Saturday, July 24, 2010

Domestic Bliss

Hahaha, not really!
But I did get caught up on laundry and the bedrooms cleaned.

This heat is killing me. I know, I know, original start. But we kept putting off buying more a/c units because it just wasn't hot this summer. Until now. And no one has any. Well they have them. But they're 10,000 BTU units that won't fit in any of my windows and are over $500. No thanks.

So til then we all just hang out in the living room.

Yeah, fun post, right?

What else is "bliss" right now???

I'm attempting to create a "schedule" for the chaos that is my life by making sure to designate empty boxes of time for it. I know a 14-month old is not going to want to do what I would prefer, so I give us blocks of time with nothing to do.

And honestly? It's been amazing for me mentally. (because if home isn't chaotic enough, there's always work....but don't get me started).

All in all it's been a very successful summer so far. I can't believe there's only a few more short weeks until Dyl starts preschool. I'm trying to mentally prepare for him starting kindergarten next year, and I'm ashamed to think about the number of times I've had to stop myself from crying when I think about it.

My mother-in-law told me I can't have it all, that I'd have to decide sooner or later. That she doesn't understand us modern moms.

But that goes against everything we were taught, doesn't it? That as women we CAN work, and we CAN raise amazing kids, and we CAN have amazing relationships with our husbands. That we CAN have amazing girlfriends and girls night out. That we CAN HAVE IT ALL.

And I do.
And I'm good at all of it.
But the sheer exhaustion is probably going to kill me before 40.

Because you can't just have it. You have to rock it.

And I do.