“You can’t have it all”

Do you ever find yourself doing/saying things exactly like your parents? The tone of your voice… The things your mom did – putting soap in my little ones mouth – OMG did I really just do that to my child?

I think we all have slipped into our parents from time to time…but how about when we do things that you know they would disapprove of – it’s like you can just see their face looming over you like the great OZ…

Like tonight, when I was in the middle of a flurry of chaos as usual, making dinner for the girls, then the hubs – breakfast bar was tonight’s theme – WHAT THE HELL? Why is everything a theme with me lately- what is the point of themes? All I know is they are starting to cramp my style – I have pushed out any ounce of “me time,” with the exception of watching a terrible movie with Tom last night (The Internship – what a terrible/silly movie!)

On the subject of me time, that will be my top, second, um, maybe fourth priority, oh heck – I just need to fit it in there sometime… I JUST GET SO CARRIED AWAY with ideas…I mean Pinterest is enough to make my head spin, the swirling of ideas, paints, fluffies to glue, beads to string, butterflies to construct, treats to concoct…

Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock.

I love ideas! I love to buy! I love to create!

And then the clock strikes one, and the mouse ran down again… Hickory Dickory Dock…

I am like a crazy little mouse running around but instead of gathering cheese, I am collecting glitter, frosting, and play dough…but it’s too much running.

OH SORRY, see, I am so distracted! I didn’t finish my thought about my parents – tonight I was making dinner, which the little ones finished! Hurray, egg and cheese sandwiches are going on the menu once a week!

As I was saying, I was in the middle of dinner, also doing a cute snack, ( I am so annoying!) plus getting things organized for tomorrow’s play date, oh and making hub’s dinner- yes, I am one of those making everyone something different… As you all shake your heads thinking …. Poor thing- she’s so naive.

AND, I looked around at remnants of food, fruit, half eaten snacks, and I JUST STARTED TO THROW AWAY… EVERYTHING ! And if my parents saw me, they would have had a heart attack. They save everything, well, it’s mostly my Dad, and I usually subscribe to their theory of “Waste not, want not” but not tonight – I just had to clean up the chaos and I seriously did not care if those un eaten graham cracker treats would be perfect for later or tomorrow.

Yup – the ideas and themes have gotten the best of me… Perhaps it’s because I have also thrown in baking for others, driving a bit of a distance to a chosen camp, dealing with kids who don’t nap, outings, and play dates (which I love- Meredith – I loved seeing you today and every fish cupcake was worth it to catch up – you are one of the most inspirational moms I know and your calmness and ability to do it all with three is amazing!)

So about these themes, which, might I add, no one is holding a gun to my head. I am just being Jill – I always want to do it all. I saw this quote by Jillian Michaels in a SELF magazine that I bought recently because I am in dire need of some fitness inspiration.

She said, on turning 40…”What I finally realized is that you can’t have it all.” Granted she was talking about accepting her body and that her but will never be what she wants it to be….

AND I CAN SO RELATE TO THAT!! Baby got back ova here! But, what I gleaned from that quote was that I can’t be doing all of this crafting and making sweets.

Everything costs money, extra time, my patience, among other slenderizing sacrifices ( a few handfuls of this, a taste of that, a spoonful of sweet bliss…what’s the saying…a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips – damn!

I just don’t have a solution yet! I would just quit these summer themes, but Gia told me that she is having the best time, and is loving the themes. How do you say “no more” to that:(

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