Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's not as easy as I thought...

This taking care of yourself thing seemed so easy at first. "Take some time for yourself..remember to stop and fix something healthy to eat..yada, yada, yada..."

How's all this working for me you ask...not so good...
I'm still searching my memory bank for the last time I've had more than a couple of minutes to myself - even in the restroom, the inevitable knock on the door or "MOM..." from halfway across house - and, mind you, I've only been in there about ten seconds. I am completely convinced that there is a secret flashing kind of "on the air" signal somewhere in our house that only my Children know about that lets them know the instant I close the bathroom door.

I did try to take a few minutes the other day...
Bathtime had been particularly rough (Collette has sensory issues and simply having her hair washed is excruciating for her.) By the time everything was done, my nerves were shot, so I went into the bedroom to just "be" for a minute - didn't work. Kids kept tromping in asking "Mom, what are you doing?" - so much for my minute.

As for the healthy food thing...
I've been existing pretty much on Kashi cereal for breakfast and whatever I can grab for lunch. Sometimes it's a tortilla with a little melted cheese, and (this is bad), sometimes all I can seem to find time for is to grab a piece or two of Halloween candy.

Could I do better??...Yes. Do I want to do better??...You Bet!!

I just have to figure out how to go about doing the very thing that two weeks ago seemed to be a piece of cake. I don't have an answer right now, but I am searching...

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