Late nights and early in the morning are what I have designated as my time. I sacrifice my sleep but sometimes you have to do that to get a little peace and quiet. This isn’t the case this morning however.
Last night the kids just wouldn’t go to bed. By the time I could get them to lay down I too laid down and passed out. Got up this morning to enjoy a little peace and quiet, my morning coffee, catch up on some computer work, yet the minute I started that coffee pot, both boys woke up.
My entire day now will be a struggle. I can tell the attention seeking is high today, the dependence on Mom is high, which means we are on meltdown watch as well.
So I won’t dwell on the fact that I’ve lost some valuable to me, me time, but I will work hard today to give the kids whatever it is they are seeking out, maybe do an outing to wear them out, and hope that come bedtime tonight, they will be tired early, and I look forward to some me time then.
Me time is essential in functioning properly and giving my 100% to the kids. It took me a long time to figure that out but once you get a taste of that, you never forget how important it really is.