Some days, are like Groundhog Day to me. Everything resets. I wake up refreshed (miraculously, considering I still don’t get uninterrupted sleep), recharged, and ready to accomplish a whole big bunch of stuff.
Then I remember, I have a baby. Actually, it’s more like he reminds me. I set about to put a load of laundry in the washer and I’m blocked by a baby, who is playing with a door and won’t let me go through it.
Yes, I am fully aware that my baby should not be playing with a door, considering he could squish his fingers, that’s a whole other problem.
I attempt to pay bills while the baby is asleep, but he magically wakes up before I’ve even signed a check. I have a ‘shopping cart’ full of items on diapers.com that I have yet to buy.
And then there are moments like now, when I’m , trying to write a post and Fuzz is literally grabbing at me and complaining, wanting my attention, and therefore not letting me type.
It is now three hours after I wrote the above sentence. Catch my drift?
This is an ongoing problem for me, and it’s especially frustrating when I have that extra motivation to do stuff. On days when I’m feeling too tired to accomplish, well who cares if the piles stay where they are, but sometimes it stinks to feel so stuck.
This part of motherhood is one of the more challenging for me, and an area I think we’d all really benefit to brainstorm strategies for getting stuff done.
Now it’s six hours later. This is how long it’s taken me to write this post today. It’s 11:30pm and I still have to bake the Shnook’s birthday cake (Why oh why didn’t I buy it? No time to research buying options here in Vermont!!)
Anyone have any tips for task/time management when you have a needy baby always at your feet, or in your arms? Or should I just bite the bullet and get stuff done when they’re in college?