Unfortunately, I sleep better during the day than I do at night. If I take a nap in the afternoon, I feel like I could sleep for hours. And I sleep hard. The phone rings, neighbors knock on the door, kids need snacks and I just snooze. It's quite pitiful really.
But, at night. I wake up at least 3 times. Sometimes I am lucky enough to go right back to sleep but most times, I get up and use the bathroom, check on the kids, get a drink, etc. I never wake up feeling like I've slept.
Since my night time slumber is lacking, my mornings are pretty slowed paced. Well, that' not exactly the right word. The pace is fast--getting kids up and ready for school, breakfasts made, lunches packed, clothes set out for the little ones--there's always alot going on here in the mornings. Just most days, it's 9 a.m. before I get my shower or at least dressed. Then I eat something then start my days chores.
The point I am trying to make is that I have been feeling overwhelmed and frustrated at my lack of accomplishments. I feel like there just isn't enough time in the day to get nearly as much done as I would like. By the time I get any housework done, it's lunch time and everything gets messed up again. My kids' rooms are always a mess because I can't get in there to get things organized. If we have errands to run outside of the house, forget about anything else getting done.
Our goal is to eventually home school our kids. This scares me because I don't know when I'll fit it in. Or fit in the housework/child rearing/quality time with kids/"me time".
I have an easy solution. Or at least it is easy in theory but to a sleep lover like me, it's going to be a challenge.
I am going to attempt to get up a couple hours before the rest of the household to get a jump on the day. It's kind of embarrassing to state this "goal" out here for all the world to see because it makes me seem so lazy and I assure you I am not!
As things go now, I stay up a couple hours at night to finish any chores and that is not working well. I end up going to bed way too late and it makes the next day even worse.
So. I stated my goal and I am hoping the fear of embarrassment failing would bring, will help me attain it.
Any of you who already do the "getting up at
For those that manage to squeeze in everything we stay at home moms must do everyday, how and the heck do you do it?
I am hoping I will see a difference quickly or else I am going back to bed.