There are days (few and far between, thankfully) when I don't feel like being a mom. I know shocking, but true. Those are the days when I wish I could change my job title. Because if I have to hear one more "M-O-M, I need, or I want, or can you....", I'm going to implode. Really! I feel overwhelmed by trying to do all and be all.
When I'm having a hard day and I'm stuck down in the trenches, trying to claw my way out, I try to take some time to refocus. Because lets face it, if I don't I'll turn into a she-monster that nobody will recognize.
Here are a few things I do to help ease my feeling of over taxation:
- Repeating one of my memory verses, such as- "Look to the Lord and His strength, seek his face always" I Chronicles 16:11 Cuz, the good Lord knows I need Him.
- Grabbing a hot cup of coffee, curling up on the couch and reading a chapter or two from a book. This option must take place only during my two-year-olds nap time, of course.
- Sending the kids out to play. Duh, that's a no-brainer!
- Make an executive decision that today is Easy Day at Juniper Hill Academy.
- Removing myself from the situation, if possible, and escaping to my room to pray fervently for a better frame of mind.
- And finally, taking a breather and remembering how blessed I am to be able to call these precious children mine. They are wonderful gifts from my loving Lord. When I slow down and take a good look at them, I see them for the beautiful, amazing creations they are.
How do you handle those days when you feel like running out the back door and not looking back?
To find out how other homeschool moms cope with doing it all, head to Homeschool Memoirs.