Tuesday, April 1, 2008

For the past couple weeks, lets not kid ourselves, the last year or so, I feel like I just can't get on top of things. Whether it is laundry, family, kids, art work, housework, working out, sleep - I just can't seem to be doing any of it right. This is not a pity party, just the truth. I admire those who seem so with it. Are they really? Probably not, at least not when they think of themselves, but I see them, I know who they are and they seem pretty with it to me. Me? Totally aware that I am not with it.

All this is funny because the other portion of feelings that run through me are amazement that I have such wonderful kids, I have such a great home, many things to be thankful for in my life. So many emotions, so little time.

So, now I take a deep breath. I had seen this poster before and thought "Today, I am buying that!" and it is going to go right above my kitchen sink. I am going to read it multiple times a day. It will remind unfurrow my brow and breathe. I recommend one for every household, unless of course you are one of those people, the ones that are totally with it and on top of all things. If you are, I'll try not to kick you when I am down!


editor's note: Ahh, okay, I took a big breath, have had time to chill (a slow trip without kids to the grocery store) and have a little more perspective. But I stand by my rant. I tend to express without filter, but on the bright side, expressing on this blog helped me purge the excess from this emotion, so thank you.

7 comments:

Paige said...

I love it. Where did you find it? I need you to keep finding amazing things on Etsy because I find it so overwhelming. I just can't find things like you do. So keep it up.

Meg'n'Josh said...

Whitney,
I found your blog through Angels...you probably don't remember me from high school, and it's weird for me to post on someone's blog that I hardly know. And while I have no great advice (because I am in the same boat), I loved your post and candidness. Hopefully it will get easier as our kids get older.
BTW, "if" I have another baby, I'm going to buy one of you nursing aprons...they are adorable!
Megan

Corrie said...

oh relax you're doing a great job! I need that poster though. I try to tell myself if I was in an office I'd never get through my tasks for the day and its the same on the homefront...yesterday I had 4 loads of washing to catch up on and they are still sitting waiting to be folded and put away

the only blessing I have is that as soon as little one naps i race up and start crafting and thats my treat everyday

Corrie:)

Meghan said...

I have a sister in law who is this person.. makes me insane. i am buying that poster tonight.

Jenny said...

I laughed out loud when you said you weren't 'in like' with that kid. I feel exactly the same way about quite a few of my friends children! Harsh but true.
Ohh and at least your children are intact!! I can't seem to keep mine from breaking. You're doing a great job.

Through the Looking Glass said...

First, I saw this poster on the blog of the woman who sells them LAST NIGHT and committed to buying it today! What a wonderful mantra for me, the husband, the kids, and anyone who ventures into my lair of insanity. I love this. Second, you have three young kids, run a business, craft, create, maintain friendships and relationships, serve others, and that's just from the perspective of someone who doesn't see you very often! Maybe it's a blessing that we all see ourselves as flawed and lacking because it motivates us (me) to try to be better daily. As for those people who don't feel they're lacking? They are dumb, wear full make-up to the gym, and only eat carrots.

Josie said...

I loved reading this Whit, because you are one of those people that I think is so with it and wonder "how does she do it!!!" I love Amanda's description of the people who actually think they are with it - good point. I'm just the opposite, I never wear makeup or eat carrots, or go to the gym!!! You are such an amazing and talented mother, wife, and friend. Keep up the good work amiga.