Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Juggling It All... Or Not

Lately, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed with not only the things I've volunteered to do...

...but also at the realization that I'm just not organized enough to get them all done...

...and still keep up with my everyday household chores.

I've been "organizing" the littlest boys' room for over two weeks now. Yet it seems like no progress has been made.

That was going to be the extent of my post today. Gloomy and whiney about not being able to juggle it all. 

But tonight Sun Kissed Boy #2 reminded me of what's important in just 4 minutes flat. That's how long it took him to read his first book almost all on his own. Click below for a little excerpt.  
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Some of it is memorization, some of it is word recognition, ALL of it made my day!

I may not be able to juggle it all efficiently. I may stay up too late to finish a project I've put off for weeks. I may have a constant "to-fold" laundry pile on my couch. But my boys always keep me grounded. Joyful. Grateful. Full.  
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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Great job SKB #2!! I loved that book. Made my heart melt :)

I know that overwhelming feeling. I did the same with over volunteering when the kids were little. Learn to say NO. It's hard to do, I know!

Renegades said...

I think almost every house with children has a constant to fold pile..............

Renee said...

Ahh, great job little guy (I mean, big guy!) Loved that book and can remember when my youngest would read it to me. BTW, my 'to fold' pile prevented my husband from sleeping in our bed last night (hmm, maybe he'll help?)No chance!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I always feel like you spend such quality time with your boys. You will all remember that much more than if you were perfectly organized. My house looks bad right now too with David's room redo. It was kind of fun to take pics of messes rather than hurry and pic things up before a pic. :) As Anita said too...just say No sometimes.

Ashley said...

I have become really good at saying "no" to anything extra outside of my family. I only have a limited amout of time with the husband and daughter since we both work full time and she is now in school. I will ocassionally help out with something or do a project for someone here or there but not as much as I used to. And if someone is going to get mad that you said no, they aren't worth your time anyway!

michelle said...

I love those moments that when the outside world is spinning around your head and you feel like you are being sucked into oblivion, your child does something like that and it is like a slap in the face to brig us back, our hearts melt and the world is good again....at least for a bit. :)
Too cute!
xoxox

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Awesome post Yanet! I am right there with you on the constant to fold laundry pile:)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

He's a good reader! Good job, SKB #2!
Even houses without a lot of kids have a constant "to fold" pile. Unfortunately.
My grandma used to tell me "You can do it all, just not all at once. " I should have had it tattooed on my forehead.

badBarbara said...

So funny, as I read this I am looking at my "to fold" pile of clothes on my couch. Let's just be happy we have clothes and they are clean :)
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Teachinfourth said...

You know what? That made my day too. I just can't help but smile...keep them reading, girl!

COTTAG3 said...

I've been feeling the same way too which is why I haven't been blogging as much lately (posting or reading). Kids are the priority and they remind us of that all the time in the coolest ways. Congrats to your little guy on his big accomplishment!