Today I slept in because I was so tired. This means I missed my shower and when I miss my shower that means I plan to stay home all day so why change out of my sweats and t-shirt I wore to bed? Forget putting on makeup and brushing my hair.
Today the kitchen is a little messier than when I woke up this morning and the dining room is only slightly less cluttered.
Today I got caught up on Revenge (guilty pleasure) and took an online quiz to see which Grey’s Anatomy character I am. The quiz told me I’m April Kepner. Eww! I really, really don’t like her character. I think I should be more of a Meredith or a Callie. I like tequila AND I like to dance around in my underwear (in the privacy of my own home of course.)
Today I showed Denai some of her new toys, tried coaxing her into crawling until she got mad and fed her to her hearts content.
Today I worked on Social Studies with Marie. We spent our entire school day working on getting through half one lesson.
And lastly, today I did laundry.
I feel lazy, unaccomplished and bum-like.
As I read down my list of “accomplishments” I see a lazy-ass. But then I get towards the bottom and I realize how much time and effort I put into my kids. Yet I still feel lazy, unaccomplished and bum-like.
I wanted to get up on time and shower because it makes me feel good, clean and ready for the day.
I wanted to get the kitchen cleaned up and organize the dining room.
I wanted to either work on my blog or organize our work spaces downstairs.
I wanted to see Denai crawl.
I wanted Marie to get through one lesson. Just one.
I tend to be driven by tangible accomplishments and victories. So the fact that I spent most of my day working with Marie and I wasn’t able to click “Lesson Completed” shows the world (in my mind) that nothing got accomplished. All that can be seen is an un-showered mom, a baby who was also in pj’s all day, a messy kitchen and an open Facebook page (with loads of laundry in the background).
In reality I actually accomplished a lot. I spent the entire day sitting with Marie at her computer! I was patient while she struggled through some harder words as she read her lesson. I occupied myself as she cut out her study notecards. I persevered through the laborious process of note-taking.
For the most part my accomplishments today are not tangible. Some victories will only be shared between Marie and myself. I’m learning that that’s okay. It’s okay that I don’t always get dressed and that I didn’t sweep the chips off the floor.
It’s okay that the biggest victories today were purely relational.