April 28, 2010

Tea Party Time

I has a sad.

I'm having a birthday party - Tea Party - for my youngest child. My sister is refusing to come because my brother will be there. Seriously? How old are you? It is quite irritating. Frankly, I'm not surprised. She's never been to any of my kids' parties. This time, though, she's placing the excuse squarely on the knowledge that my brother will be there and she can't possibly make nice for the short 2 hours that the party will last.

I swear. What is one to do when adults behave more like the children than the children?

April 13, 2010

Finding Motivation

I've been lethargic over the past few months. I haven't had energy or motivation to do anything. It's difficult to have a list of things to be done when there is no energy for doing.

I took a week off away from the babies and my husband. I took my teenager out of town - just me and him - for a week in Washington D.C. The trip was good for me. It was difficult because this was the longest time I've spent away from my girls. I was away from them for a full week. I missed them terribly. I recognize, however, that the time away has helped me to recharge and regain a bit of focus. Marisa is almost 4 years old and I've been caring for her and Kira basically full time for the past four years. I have a day or two off here and there, but never more than two days at a time. The week off was good for all of us.

Coming home was good, too, though. It's always nice to return home after a few days of being away. I missed my husband. I missed my cats. I missed my bed. (Well - maybe not my bed so much. The bed at the hotel was very nice and had piles and piles of cushiony pillows that I didn't have to share with anybody...)

Even though the week did not go quite as planned, the time was well spent and the Mom returned feeling refreshed and in a more positive state of mind.