Hi, Mamma. Good Tuesday morning to you. 🙂
Well, I did it. I survived yesterday. Survived, and got an amazing amount of really great stuff done for work. Impressed myself even.
But there is one thing that jumps out at me when I review the day… there was no balance to my life yesterday – it was all work. That can’t go on for too long.
Oh, I did manage to pick up one kiddo from basketball camp (listening to a conference call when he got in the car), but that was the sum total of the mothering I did. Otherwise, it was all work.
Daddy made lunch, Grandma made dinner, and the kids did their own laundry. I even broke a promise to take my daughter back-to-school shopping because I needed to work late to get it all done. I know, ouch.
Now, they’ll forgive me a day like that every once in a while, but too many in a row, and I’ll started to seriously affect everyone’s quality of life and their trust in me as a mom.
My behavior is where my values become apparent.
So, today, more balance. More mom in the working mom.
A run for me, breakfast for the kids, done with work by 5:00. I’ll remember to text the kids during the day. I’ll sit and look them in the eye when I get home and hear about their activities. I’ll make dinner.
And I’d better apologize to my daughter, too.
Taking care of the garden that is my family. That precious, beautiful garden.
How about you, Mamma? How’s your balance?