Wednesday, March 11, 2009

i'm glad someone else said this for me

Some days I'm not a big fan of Simple Mom. Some days the posts aren't applicable to me and my family. Some days I don't care. But some days. Some days that blog speaks to my soul. It says just what I need for someone to say. Today is one of those days.

I'm not about to say that we aren't somewhat kid-centric around here. S's sleep schedule demands it in terms of our time, and because no one can be happy when a toddler is blatantly unhappy, keeping her happy is a big part of our life. However, I live in fear of being like my neighbors. Granted they've got four kids, so it's different, but they live at the mercy of their kids. All of them are involved in what seems like an endless stream of extracurricular activities. It's exhausting to watch them come and go at all hours of the day and night, all year long. I want S to be involved and well-rounded, don't get me wrong. However, I don't want her to be worn out, and I especially don't want to be worn out. I know myself well enough to know that exhausted Ouiser is no good to anybody. I don't function properly if I'm run ragged. So, this little post made my day. Enjoy, peeps.

2 comments:

Scarlet Lily said...

Great article - I've passionately held that belief for several years now and hope to be able to hold on to it in the future when it's not theoretical, but actual, since we'll have kids. Also, we'd like to have three, so it will be a real test to make it work!

Wonderland said...

This post tugged at my heart strings as well, Ouiser. It would be too much to post in a comment to explain exactly what I mean - but it is also possible to be loving and affectionate and not give any actual support. That is bad too. Parenting is haaaard...