Sage advice from a harried momma of 4, going on 5:
YOU CAN NOT DO IT ALL!!
And certainly not in one day.
If you have many young children, quit trying to squeeze "normal" activities into your already brimming life. There is honestly only so much you can fit in around all the diapers, potty trips, dishes, laundry, organizing, training, more laundry, finding the missing sippy cups and binkies, wiping down tables, wiping off faces, preparing, cooking, baking food and then cleaning it all up again, teaching your children how to read, how to add, how to tie their own shoes and how to pour their own glass of milk..................
and I am LITERALLY just scraping the surface here.
There will be days when basic meals getting fed to dirty children is a great accomplishment. There will be days when it seems as though your children have never been disciplined a second in their short lives - even though you KNOW that's not true! There will be days when no one else seems to understand why you can't 'get it all done' and get it all done *better*. So be it. What does God think? What does God see?
I'm trying to save you some stressed-out times here. Seriously, don't push yourself, don't push your kids, don't stress out your family. You will have time for all that extra stuff soon enough. Soon (yes, it's soon) you won't have to wipe chubby cheeks and the kids will have been taught how to do their own laundry. Soon enough you won't have those sweet little clothes to wash, dry and fold anymore (nor no one to fit into them).
It's been a long day. It's been a long weekend. And it's only early afternoon on Saturday.
**I needed this advice, this blog, more than anyone right now....