People always say that time flies as you get older. They also love to tell say how quickly my kid will grow up. To that I smile and think "Yeah, yeah... what do you know? It won't be any different than it was." Umm, wow, were they right!! I cannot believe how quickly my days go now. I wake up and then the next thing I know I am crawling into my bed with piles of laundry around the bedroom and dishes piled up in the sink... where did the day go?!
I will admit it-- I thought this mom gig would be a little easier. I am not saying I don't love it, I really do love it. But in my naive, first time mom head I had visions of full nights of sleep and no bumped baby heads and time to read my kindle while I soaked in the tub. Yeah, not the case. Jack is super curious and quick and has bumped his head more times than I remember (not bad bumps, but still scary when it happens) and running a bath and risking waking up the baby when we have worked so hard to get him to sleep?? I think not. And forget late night laundry... the washing machine sounds like a jet engine taking off and is right outside Jack's bedroom door.
So my point... I have come across some articles recently that have made me feel a little better about not keeping up with everything and about not being able to find "me time" like I used to.
A fellow new mommy friend sent me this article and it really hit home. It is about being a mom to one baby. Even if you have more than one baby I strongly urge you to read it. And if you aren't a mom maybe you know of a mom who you can share it with.
I also like article below...
Sure, I miss my old life sometimes. I miss actually being bored sometimes. I miss going out with friends whenever I want. And sometimes I miss taking a few minutes after work to just sit and relax. But I really love this new chapter. And let's be honest... I rarely have the time to think about missing my old life.. there are too many other things to worry about now!!