Yes, you read it right…sick & tired. Uh-huh!
Weekends are exhausting…more so than my 9-5. Constantly on the go. Whether it’s running errands, attending an activity, or just doing housework – sometimes I can’t wait to get back to the office on Monday morning.
Honestly, I don’t know how you stay-at-home moms do it. On the weekends kids have to be accounted for, fed, bathed, and entertained – all while doing whatever else needs to be done that weekend. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Take this weekend for example:
Friday night – my brother and family stop by for dinner (and, yes, I cooked too) followed by a visit from my BFF and her family. When did I rest? I didn’t.
Saturday – up at 7am with Baby B. Morning spent doing laundry, cleaning up the kitchen, and other housework/wifey/mommy duties. Then – time to get ready for dinner to celebrate my sister’s birthday with family. (Olive Garden – YUM!) But first, made a stop at BuyBuyBaby for some needed items. By the time I got home, I was so spent that I fell asleep within an hour of being home. Fed Baby and knocked out. On the couch. With Baby B in his swing. Ugh. Resting? Not a chance.
Sunday – up at 7:30 with Baby B. Errands and Costco and Target (had to pick up gift). Back home to Baby. Fed, bathed, dressed and out the door for a birthday party. More housework then time for bed. Time to relax? Barely.
See what I mean? Tired. Burned-out. Just plain pooped.
Come Monday morning, I get to drive to the office and sit. Eight hours of blissful rest. No matter how busy my day is at work, it’s never as busy as my weekends. And – I know what you’re thinking – spending time with family is so much more rewarding, stop making so many plans, yadda, yadda, yadda. I know all this. But I just have a busy life. It is what it is.
But, that’s it! No more jam-packed weekends! A quick look at my calendar tells me I have no plans this weekend. YESSS! Think it’ll happen? We’ll see…
I did manage to take this priceless pic at the birthday party though…my favorite boys. Two peas in a pod.