Sunday, August 12, 2018

What 's your load?

Here's to motherhood!

Liam has a cold; Alex is teething, getting his top teeth all at once; Charlie eats every hour or two, and mama has had little sleep. Thank goodness for grandmas! I will be spending my days this week with Ashley and the boys. My daughter was her support system this weekend. Women need women as friends, confidants, and helping hands. Embrace the chaos. It will pass.


I call them Sneezy, Teethy, Pee-pee, and Weepy, but shhh! don't tell my granddaughter, Nana's girl. Life can pile up on you, take you on a ride you didn't expect. Life is unpredictable. One thing at a time! 

You may feel overwhelmed, too. If you are a writer, you may feel like you are being pulled in all directions. You have an idea or a thought, and you just don't have the time to jot it down, much less develop it. By the time you do have the time and try to recapture it, poof! Vanished.

There are times when you will feel like giving up or giving in, but believe in yourself, and KNOW THIS TOO SHALL PASS! Take one thing at a time. "Chunk it" we teachers used to say when there was so much to do and so little time to do it. A little at a time, or you will burn out. 

Whether it's your work load or your wash load, you can get through it if you do a little at a time. Don't be afraid to reach out.

8 comments:

Kim said...

The grandkids (and great grandkids) are so lucky to have two grandmas for support! I can't imagine taking care of THREE right after having a baby!

Val said...

Ashley is so lucky to have you. And YOU, to have HER!

My mom had just retired when Genius was born, and she came over every morning to help. I sat in the recliner holding him, counting down the minutes until Mom arrived. Even if she was just there to talk, it made my life much easier. I can't imagine having THREE at those ages.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Ashley is a better woman than I ever was. There's no way I could have taken care of three young ones.

Enjoy those babies.

jabblog said...

You deal with what you have to deal with. I call it compartmentalising . . .

Susan said...

Oh Linda, Ashley's plate is definitely full with three little ones. She is very blessed to have her Mom and Grandma to help. Otherwise, it might just get wayyyyyyy too overwhelming. You are right, "This, too, shall pass." It always does. Blessings to all. Susan

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

In comparing the way men and women create relationships (men with men, women with women) someone somewhere said "Men build ladders. Women build circles." Love those circles! And those babies . . . oh! So envious! I know you'll enjoy every second. :)

Pat Wahler said...

Thank goodness for moms and grandmas! I'm glad you're able to give Ashley a helping hand. She definitely has a full plate.

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Connie said...

Ashley hands are more than full! She is lucky to have your help. You are right, though, this will pass. Such a special time with the little ones for both of you.