Sincerely, Overwhelmed Mom


In between unloading the car from our first Costco trip (yes, there were two that day), texting/calling peeps, and finally getting lunch on the table for the kiddos (at 2pm…yep, I am totally mom of the year!), I went to the mailbox and was greeted by this little gem….

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Instantly that song, Under Pressure by Queen (but everyone confuses with Vanilla Ice’s,  Ice ice Baby) began playing in my head.  While all the ‘to do’s whirled around in my mind…son’s b-day party, dentist appointments, pack for vacation, purchase food for vacation, new book bags, school supplies, school clothes, school shoes, officially register son for kindergarten after dentist appointment, haircuts, get daughter’s Little Flower Girls’ club started, make doctor’s appointment for toddler, etc. No! There is no way school is starting soon.  We still have so much to do, places to go, friends and family to visit and entertain, etc.  DENIAL, check!

I feel like I have been playing catch-up all summer and I really don’t even know why. So much so that our son’s b-day was over a month ago and we finally had his b-day party last night…better late than never, right!?

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It gets better. Our toddler’s b-day is in 2 weeks. Yep, looks like we will be pushing that party back too. You know life is becoming too overwhelming when you find yourself changing the dates of your children’s birthday. I thought things were supposed to get easier as they got older and were sleeping through the night, potty trained, and using utensils…wrong!

I guess all those older and wiser mommas were right, it never gets easier only different. And different is good…albeit overwhelming at times…but good no less.  I suppose it is all about overcoming our shortcomings and enjoying the journey. I know I enjoyed quality time with my son today playing with all his b-day gifts together. Maybe motherhood is all about finding balance and being able to place that overwhelming sense of pressure to get everything done on the back-burner in order to enjoy what really matters…legos, lol!

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Anyone else out there feeling a tad overwhelmed this time of year with back to school requirements looming in the immediate future?

Anyone have a good strategy they wouldn’t mind sharing when it comes to back to school shopping? I am all ears!

Anyone else ever lost track of time and fed their child/children lunch at 2pm?

Please share…this is a judgment free zone.

Sincerely,

Overwhelmed Mom

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4 Comments on “Sincerely, Overwhelmed Mom”

  1. Alison
    July 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Kat, I totally know how you feel! I had a mini heart attack when that ad showed up in my mailbox this week. Just add it to my never ending to do list!
    Also, that Queen/ Bowie song ALWAYS plays in my head when I am stressed as well! Its a great song but makes me feel like I should be getting something done lol. Great post!

    • July 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      Isn’t it funny how a little thing like an ad can alter your mindset so much!? That crazy song!! Thankfully it is no long blaring in my head, it is more like a whisper…now if I can get it to disappear all together! Thank you for sharing, it is encouraging to know that I am not alone…and good luck completing your ‘to do’ lists 🙂

  2. July 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Ugh. I can’t even believe today is the 29th, I swear it was just the 4th!! I’ve been keeping my school supply list in my bag and grab a few things here and there. Also, ordering lunch boxes and thermos online saves me some time. Lists, lists, lists. Good luck!!
    Oh, and yes, just this weekend my kids had lunch at 2:20! They survived.

    • July 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

      You are one smart momma! I am totally following your advice…I will be keeping the school lists in my purse and grabbing supplies as I see them…I feel more relaxed already! Online shopping, genius!!Thank you for sharing your tips and confessing that you too have fed your children after 2pm…it is reassuring to know that I am not alone 

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