I write today’s post feeling proud of my accomplishments as the day draws to a close. Today I showered and crumbed the chicken for dinner.
You know what though, I am proud of it. I did not think I would be able to prep dinner at all and was totally prepared to eat toast or a bowl of cereal.
Yep, it’s been tough in our house the past 72 hours and last night I had 3 hours of sleep before Miss Bonnie woke, cried and cluster fed until the break of dawn. The Wonder Weeks app I mentioned the other day alerted us that she was in the ‘patterns’ change but we knew something was awry!
Anyway I got her to have a sleep at about 6.30am. I showered, had breakfast and then had about 2 hours in dreamland with her. The rest of the day has been feeding, changing and feeding- all in bed watching telly. It’s just that kind of day.
About a half hour ago, she had a cat nap and I quickly prepped dinner for later (something I like to do as dinner time seems to be chaotic here now.) I was so happy I got this done I couldn’t stop grinning.
Today, I just had to let it go and accept my fate for the day. I wasn’t going to get to steam the tiles, or scrub the bathroom (both on my mental ‘to do’ list.) I stayed calm and went with the flow. For me, and I think a lot of mumma bears this can be a hard thing to swallow.
I like to keep things tidy. I can’t lay around and relax if there are jobs to be done. I like to clean and organise the home and then totally chill with my mental household list checked off. So being able to let go of a whole day was a big leap for me. Also being proud of the small accomplishments I did get done. Not cursing the ones that didn’t get done!
It just dawned on me I managed to wash Bonnie’s cloth nappies and hang them out too! Even more fabulous!
As for hubby, I got a good one. He will be giving me a high five that dinner got prepped and nappies got washed too. He will be ecstatic that mental list of mine didn’t get a look in today.
That’s today’s post feeling proud for crumbing Jamie Oliver’s chicken pieces.
How was your day?