Vacation - Day 1 & Having It All

Well, we got here.
And everyone is still in one piece.


I've been wondering lately how does everyone 'do it all'? I can't figure it out. I see women who can work a full time job, engage in their children's lives completely, and STILL be a size 0. I'm pretty sure that the effort it takes to do all of this helps the size 0 but STILL. I can barely get out of bed, throw a breakfast bar at the kids as I hurry them out the door, dress the baby and get her to daycare and make it to work on time - which is 8:15-8:30 'ish. God help me if that 'ish wasn't added to the equation -I would never make it - I have no doubt.

I've been told it's all about priorities, making them and keeping them.
Maybe that's the issue but I don't think so.

I've been told that I should make a list of things to do and keep it updated.
Well, I do that but still the baby doesn't make it to every monthly appointment - some months I forget to even schedule the stupid things. And, while I'm at it do we really need a monthly appointment for a baby? I mean, couldn't some of those sick visits that I go to 'count' as a checkup?

At this point in my life I've almost come to the conclusion that you CAN'T do it all and I'm tired of society and the media playing it up as though you can. There are 24 hours in a day and of those sleeping must occupy 8. Work must then occupy 8 as well but let's make it 10 to account for the driving to/from and associated stops along the way. What's left? 6 hours but of the 6 hours there's cooking. straightening up, laundry, checking homework, tucking in kids after baths.

So no, I don't see how to do it.
Unless, of course I get a wife.

Maybe there is something to that sister wife thingy...
xoxo, sober mommy

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I don't know how anyone does it either. I feel like a complete slacker as a SAHM and I never have everything on my to-do list completed. Sometimes I wonder if I should go back to work because I remember being a lot more pulled together back then.

Sober Mommy said...

I'm thinking I need a wife!

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