Day 5 Self Care September Challenge

What a day of pure happiness! I finally have all 3 of my kids out of daycare and in grade school! Can someone point me in the right direction? I feel like I can grab two things out the dollar bin at Target!! We are finally at one pick up and one drop off!! It’s like we are in our own Drumline! Thank you Jesus!

I can’t even contend with the pure happiness that I’m feeling. I was able to work and do a work out and it felt more calming. I didn’t have to worry about anything! That might be a stretch but it felt like it right after that drop off. My youngest didn’t cry and neither did I do it was a win all around! I definitely cried with my first!!

The rest of the day I was able to help my sis sister as well as make sure all of her future services were set up! It definitely was an amazing day! To end the day I poured a glass of sangria and as the kids went down I reflected on the early days when I would be rushing from work to pick up the kids in 2 different locations stressed not trying to get that late fee. Any parent who has a child in daycare knows about that dollar fee per minute per kid. I wasn’t late often but I had my few shares and a limited village to step in to assist! I thought about the times when they were extremely little and everyone was telling me to get the kids on the schedule except each kid was on their own individual schedules and often times that would be the struggle! I thought about the times when a car would break down or traffic was a mess and the immediate tears would come. I remember when I couldn’t be in two different places and sometimes had to choose which kid we would have to go to an event!

It doesn’t mean that I don’t miss my kids being small because that’s a lie. I would be lying if I didn’t appreciate the stay at home days when my life revolved around them. I didn’t have an ounce of an outlet and thus this blog was birthed! I am appreciative now when I can attend events or getting invites that I didn’t know even existed like I do now. Those days keep me humble! However insert the Tootsie Roll I love that each kid can do so much for themselves allowing me to change my role as mom and still find the balance in life! Times have changed but my love for my kids won’t! I pray they have an amazing day today and and everyday!! This momma is tired and maybe I should take a sleep in day soon!! Until then let me find out when their next off day is so I can get it together by then!

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