Yesterday I had a great day. I was in a good mood. I felt energized. I did not go Kate Gosselin on my kids.
I realized today that the reason was because I had no "must dos" or playdates or appointments or anything on the schedule. I just got to hang out with my kids. I got to work with both the boys AND enjoy them. That's not to say that everything went perfectly all day. It is never going to but I was better prepared to handle the "Not so Norman Rockwell" times because I was not stressed out.
I've been thinking for a few weeks that I need to "do less". There are things I cannot cut out like Bunny's therapy or doctor's appointments. What I can do is make sure that on those days I do not schedule anything else. And make sure I have commitment free days in between.
This is actually hard for me because I like to be on the go. I like to have things to do every day. A full calendar makes me happy. BUT it also makes me crazy. When I am at home I can sneak in some baby stretches and clean some dishes here and there. I can also do this:
So for now we are going to lay low. I'm going to "underschedule". I think we all benefit.