(Sorry for the way too personal bummer rant but I need to get this out there so I can get busy getting busy!)
That is a play on the title of another blog out there and it makes me jealous. Not the title, really, but the super mom thing. I came across another blog yesterday (my kid is sick, sue me for surfing) where the super crafty mom sews and crochets, keeps a busy blog up to date AND has a few kids, teaches LAW at the university and trains for Triathalons. I’m not kidding.
I have one kid, one puppy and one very busy husband who are my full time gig. That’s it. Sure, we keep busy. We take a lot of classes through the park district. We have daily play dates which we host, a LOT. But come on! I hardly ever go to the gym. I have a weekly housekeeper! And I still have no energy. What is going on with me?
When I compare myself to my husband, I despair. He started his own business this year. He could be working 24 hours a day, he’s that busy, but he finds time to go to the climbing gym five days a week, gives our child a bath, gets her teeth brushed and reads her stories almost every night. He makes me coffee in the morning. And he STILL manages to clean the kitchen sometimes. Oh yes, and he folds the laundry.
So clearly, I’m a loser.
I want to be the mom who:
Makes fresh juice for the family every morning (sometimes I manage this for months in a row, then I just get sick of cleaning the juicer and stop.)
Helps her husband with his business – filing, taking care of bills and the billing, meeting clients out to help sell.
Reads to her daughter a LOT more. Teaches her how to read and do basic math.
Goes to the gym five days a week. This can include twice a week climbing with husband because that makes him so happy!
Writes her awesome zombie novel that is already partially outlined.
Trains her puppy to be the lovely companion /therapy dog she’s meant to be.
Sews beautiful things for house and home.
Crafts often with our child.
Cooks super healthy meals they love.
Okay, I don’t know if that’s all doable on a daily basis but that would make me a Super Mama and that would make me HAPPY.
So what’s the strategy? How do I fit it all in when all I really want to do is read other people’s awesome zombie novels and surf all the awesome crafty mama blogs that others work so hard on. It’s so much easier to live in my imagination but my husband, daughter and dog to not get the fun end of that stick.
What’s the secret? I suspect organization, scheduling and discipline. Not my strong suits. Have to think on this. I’m open to suggestions.