Shut Up And Chill Out!

I have about 30 minutes until the kids come back from the grandparents.
 I am trying to relax as much as possible before they come home and "whirlwind child" erupts again. As much as I miss their tiny voices and sibling rivalry I am so happy to have the break. Usually I spend all my time cleaning everything I possibly can. Getting the mounds of laundry all cleaned, folded, and put away. I change all the bedding. I make sure the playroom is in complete order (what the point is to that I am not quite sure). 
Now-a-days I spend every moment relaxing. Napping whenever I want for as long as I want. Watching movies. Kicking my feet up and mayyyybe  getting some house work done. As wonderful as this is, I am constantly kicking myself in the butt as I sit on it. I am filled with, "I should's" 
I should be doing the dishes.
I should be making my bed. 
I should be doing more laundry.
I should mop the floors.
I should vacuum.
I should be doing something. Anything.
Today in the middle of my internal battle between couch dwelling and floor cleaning I stopped myself. 
SHUT UP KELLY! You are pregnant! You run after two children day in day out. You don't get nearly enough sleep. You are vomiting endlessly. You are completely and utterly drained of all energy.
 SHUT UP AND RELAX ALREADY! 
 So you know what I did? 
I hung out with my sister. I piled all my dirty clothes into the corner of my room and walked away.
I didn't make my bed.
I ate 2 donuts with no care.
I watched 2 movies and 3 documentaries.
I laid down and kicked my feet up.
I smiled.
And it was wonderful.

You know what made me laugh so much today? This text message from my mother in law.

2 comments:

laviera said...

"Shut Up and Chill"... resonates with every mom that doesn't have a personal maid. I can hear my own voice speaking through your words and I am just a Nanny with no kids of my own. Sigh of relief for the feeling of being heard through your dilemma.

Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

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