Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rest

Can I be honest? I don't want to sound whiney, but I'm tired. Not just physically, but mentally too. I feel bad complaining, because I really don't have a good reason to be feeling this way - although I guess some level of tiredness is part and parcel of being a Mum, right? My brain has just been SO busy lately - I'm finding it hard to switch off and even with a (lovely) night away last week, I'm craving rest...

Rest - it just sounds so appealing right now. I'm not someone who is very good at sitting still. I'm big on naptimes being 'me' time, but during those couple of hours I have been tending to throw myself into a million sewing projects or bake a zillion things I saw on Pinterest or blog or respond to emails... When I should probably just spend a naptime here or there just laying down and resting my mind. Because this mothering gig - it's a real privilege, but some days it can just be downright exhausting.

Mexico couldn't have come at a better time. We leave tomorrow and I can't wait. It's not the location that's getting me so excited, it's really just the idea of being away with my boys. Being away from the distractions of every day life, the constant flow of washing and groceries and running errands. Being switched off from social media - my phone is getting turned off for the flight and won't be switched back on until we hit US soil again. It's only a really short trip, but the idea of not having an itinerary for a few days is sounding really good right now. No to do lists, no alarm clock... Well, except the built in one that comes in the form of a rather cute 20 month old of course :-)

Rest. Bring it on I say - see you on the other side... :-)


11 comments:

  1. I was seriously just saying the same thing to my husband early. I really don't have a reason but I feel physically and mentally worn. I have no idea how it is only Wednesday! Let's hope we can me it through and rest up this weekend!

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  2. I could have written this post myself! I envy your trip, as short as it will be, and a chance to rest your mind for a while! This mommy-ing gig is hard! <3

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  3. Perhaps it is a long week for everyone? I also was pondering a blog post titled 'Tired' or something equally exciting. Have a great time in Mexico!

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  4. I hear you girl! We have a tough job! Have fun on your trip!

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  5. Live it up girl! Have a blast in Mexico. I thnk this is still true but don't drink the water ;)

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  6. I know what you mean! When I am home on weekends and it's nap time, I tend to try to clean or organize the apt. It's going to take forever because well, it looks like when hubby is with her during nap time, I guess he just watches TV or something. Talk about wanting to scream and say can't you clean up a little or something?

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  7. Love your boy's cap, so cute! Anyways I always wanted to rest when I was looking after my baby boy 24/7, but he's all grown up now (4.5years old), and i actually miss the moments when he wanted me all the time. Those precious memories...

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  8. Take many siestas in Mexico and enjoy yourself! I agree, motherhood can really drain you. Use this trip to recharge your batteries. =) Thanks again for the tulip info again... we loved it and I'm still in awe thinking about the dad taking his child biking in the wheel chair. Amazing!

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  9. Oh how this rings so true in my life. You couldn't of worded it any better. I hope you have a nice time away.

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  10. I know this is a little late, but I hope your Mexico trip was relaxing!
    I often find myself wondering how my mom managed being a stay at home mama. Nobody told me how tough this gig is! Sometimes I feel like I am scrambling around trying to get things done, only to be left in a deeper sea of chaos.
    You couldn't have worded it better, get all the rest you can, you deserve it!

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  11. I think any mom could relate to this at one time or another! I know I can! Just stopping by from the bloghop and I've loved checking out your blog. Feel free to stop by: luckytwenty-eight.blogspot.com

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