Bare Minimum Mommy Upkeep or No...
Some days you just need to let it out and that’s ok. Shame on me for thinking I can do more than the bare minimum for mommy upkeep. So, imagine this...I’m literally at the dentist office getting a teeth cleaning and my phone is ringing off the hook. My 3 year old’s school was calling me because he cut himself with glass. How did this happen one may ask? Oh, I will I’ll tell you. He goes to a Montessori school and in order to keep up with High Fidelity Montessori regiment they allow Iittle kids to use glass. That is a whole other conversation. So, he dropped a glass pitcher on the floor trying to pour some water, and tried to pick it up while the teacher was rushing over to pick it up herself. He’s pretty fast… lol! He cut his finger and the school was hesitant to put a bandage on it for fear that glass may be in it.
So I now head to pick him up while simultaneously dealing with work drama at redlights via email. We then rushed to the doc’s office and thank the lord he was just fine. But, I now had 2 kids at home with me until it was time to get my 5 year old from school. I also tried to get my eyebrows done earlier that day for the first time in 2 months and sense maternity leave my aesthetician only works on the weekends after 11.
You know it’s so hard to plan selfcare days as a mom! Yet it is so essential to our health and well being. It helps your state of mind for the unplanned situations. Although, I had a long list of things to do, I managed to complete one which was a much needed dental appointment. I am quickly reminded to lower my standards and expectations a lot as a mom.
Now, I must remember to take full advantage of my Sundays and get this stuff done. I usually use it to catch up on work but what I am noticing is that when I don’t use it for self care and health my sanity is slowly going out the window and that’s not good. No one needs a mom down.
So, I now have resigned to being prepared at all times for any freak accident happening.
Important notes to remember…
*My entire relaxation list will not be completed as long as I have 3 kiddos under the age of 5. Heck, I think we can throw in the towel on that idea ever again.
*I can still get at least one self care task done aka the bare minimum weekly. Trust me ladies it adds to your sanity.
*Lower your standards a lot. Then, lower them again. We can’t be perfectionists.
I may not be able to spend hours shopping, going to the nail salon or beauty shop, but I call it winning for now when I can do the weekly mommy bare minimum.