I feel rundown, exhausted and fed up.
And yet, as I sit down and reflect, I have nothing to feel fed up about.
I have a wonderful family.
It's not easy.
Mr J and I have always been ying and yang.
The children are young and full of energy.
Seren remains temperamental (although sleep management has begun to reap benefits).
I have a job.
It is a job which allows one of us to be a stay-at-home parent.
We have a great support network.
We have a wonderful playschool the boys go to three mornings a week.
We have grandparents nearby who are always willing to cover our bases when we are caught out.
three wonderful women I have got to spend time, albeit limited, with two wonderful bloggers.
Claire, mum to four, although you wouldn't know, and Emily, mum to nearly 2-year old twins.
I sit asking myself to be realistic, working full time, and three young children.
I need to be the best parent I can be and allow myself time for this.
I need to be patient.
I cannot have it all.
I have it all.
I have my family.
I am surrounded by their love.
And I have enough inspiration at my finger tips.
That, in those moments, I can find an amazing blogger to motivate me.
So, this week I am grateful for:
- Ending the week with our health. Nurovirus may have knocked us all out but we have fought and won.
- Having inspiration at our finger tips. We are surrounded by people who are amazing and with the ability to make a difference.
- The fortune of our location. We can travel, we can meet up with people; we can enjoy the coast line, and the best of the countryside.