I’ll tell you where I’ve been.
Trying to hang on to my sanity.
You know that whole Terrible Two’s thing? Yeah, I’m living it right now. With TWO Terrible Two’s. My life has pretty much been a non-stop nightmare. Not only are the girls into absolutely everything – and I’m talking making one mess and then making another while I’m still cleaning up the first mess – but they’ve also decided to boycott their daily nap.
Now I know kids give up naps. You might remember last December when my girls dropped their morning nap. I had a hard time giving up that one, but the bright side was that I still had Nap #2, and it was anywhere between 2 and 3 hours long.
During Nap #2, I got a lot of work done – it was my time to write my SmartMomPicks.com and SmartMomStyle.com posts. It was my time to write my own blog posts for the next day. It was my time to get through emails, tweet and pin. Generally, it was my time.
Over the last couple of weeks, they’ve decided that they didn’t need no stinkin’ nap. At first, they’d stay in their room and play and eventually fall asleep. A few days later, they decided to open the door and come out; I’d chase them back in and make them lay down. Eventually they’d go to sleep. But this last week? Nap boycott. No way, no matter what I do, will they lay down and nap. They cry, I cry, and we are all miserable. The witching hour starts at 1pm instead of at 5pm. We are all tired and cranky.
But not only are we tired and cranky, I have no time to work. I have no time to blog (last week I posted a Mommy Moment that I didn’t write and my first vlog…that was it). I fell behind on my SmartMom posts. I didn’t have time to tweet…and that more than anything makes me sad.
So now I’ve got them all running around, demanding attention, wanting something to do every minute they’re up, and I am losing my mind. Writing is my time to wind down, to recharge. It takes the edge off. Those 2 or 3 hours everyday gave me time to do something that I loved that was only for me. Now that I’m losing it, I’m having a hard time.
PLEASE – I need your advice, your tips, suggestions and I need to know how you all do it! Help me before I lose my mind entirely!
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