Just can't seem to keep up with anything.
Laundry is piling up - clean and dirty piles alike!!
The sink never seems empty...
And at times it feels very overwhelming.
I keep reminding myself that this is just a season...but sometimes it is hard to remember to remind myself that!
I remember seeing one of my friends with 4 little ones use the hashtag #sleepdeprived...and now I am definitely right there with her. I am definitely feeling sleep deprived!!
It is hard to make sound decisions when I am lacking sleep.
It is hard for me to keep a positive attitude when I am lacking sleep.
It is hard for me to have patience with anyone - even my kids - when I am lacking sleep.
So, how do I fix that? I cannot just take a nap whenever I want to...There's not a time to "sleep when the baby sleeps" right now...
So, I have to spend time in prayer...and this may just be a brief moment!! There is power in spending a moment with God...He knows the value of my time, and I know He appreciates my recognition of Him...and my need for Him to be with me!!
I try journal when I can. If Breelee is asleep, I'm usually able to do this...even if it means getting paper and pens for the older two to write along with me...
|birthday party fun!!|
I also am trying to take a deep breath before I say anything when my kids do something they aren't supposed to. This is not always my first reaction, but I would like for it to become it!!!
I am also trying to enjoy life with my kids. I want them to have good, positive memories of their childhood...
This is just a different, demanding season of life. I know it will go by quickly...and I don't want to spend all my time rushing and wishing for the next season to happen.
I want to enjoy today...no matter how tired I am!!