Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Lately the same question keeps going through my head. HOW DID MY MOM DO IT? I know my dad was there too, and I love him and appreciate him, but still I think... HOW DID SHE DO IT? I love my baby so much. Staying home with her is a blessing. I get to see her everyday, all day long which I cherish. The thing is, I had a completely different picture in my head of what I would be like as a stay at home mom. It's not a secret that I like organization, cleanliness and routines. Well, funny thing, Delaney doesn't care so much. Neither do Daylen or Kaylie for that matter. I feel like all of my "skills" as an organized person have flown out the window. It is so frustrating. I find myself thinking back to when we were little. My mom figured out how to vacuum and dust. She figured out how to clean the bathrooms on a regular basis. She baked all the time and had dinner every night for the family. Granted, sometimes we would have "daddy gone dinners" which meant dad was on a trip and we would eat fish sticks, pancakes, etc. (yummy, by the way). But the point is, she did it. All the time, every day. Me, not so much. I remember eating dinner, my mom would do the dishes, we would all get ready for bed and be on the couch by 7:00 to watch shows like Full House or Home Improvement together. There aren't any good family shows anymore. Doesn't matter though. I can't seem to make dinner, do the dishes, give Delaney a bath and put her in pajamas before 8:30. I am trying. If it's this hard now, how will I ever manage with two? I have come to the conclusion that I either have to try harder or give up on the image that I had of myself before. I so want to be that perfect wife, mother, step-mom, homemaker, etc. but I am not. I read the Nie Nie dialogues and I see that she can do it... why can't I?

Enough rambling, I just want to know how my mom did it?

**Thankful Thought**
Thanks mom... I love you


  1. Hmmm... I totally feel the same way, I just don't get how it was done! I bearly cook dinner and clean the house! I'l glad I'm not the only one who feels that way!!

  2. You're so sweet for your 'rambling' but just so you know -- I think you're doing a great job! Delaney is a happy little girl - Daylen and Kaylie are lucky to have a step-mom who cares so much, Eric is blessed to have a wife who can juggle so many schedules -- and one more thing -- there were many, many days when I didn't always "do it" and some days when stuff didn't get done at all. I'm just glad you have 'rosey' memories. That's what counts.
    Love you lots! Mom

  3. I was just thinking of you and the new lil one to be...wondering if any out there feels the way I do! And yikes! I am not alone. Laundry alone is an everyday (all day) chore that NEVER ends. As well as all the meal preps. Here I thought we would enjoy a play group, daily walks and the park. How did we do this and work a full time (and very demanding I might add) job???


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