Because of this condition I find my calendar chock a block full of things. If I see a blank space I inevitably fill it because we couldn’t have that could we? I manage to over commit and inevitably let people down along the way and leave myself and other family members exhausted.
Need someone to take minutes at our meeting because no one else has offered? I’ll do it!
Need some help with that thing that no one else wants to help with? I can help you out.
Need to catch up? I’ll come to you. Even though it’s 2 hours away.
Want me to bring something when we catch up? OF COURSE YOU DO.
Of course I can.
After a particularly busy period and too many yeses to too many people I am exhausted. So are the girls. So is Rob. It’s time to start saying no and think about myself and our needs for a change. It’s not going to be easy, particularly given the crazy time of the year, but I’m going to have a crack. Last night I was beyond tired at 6.15 and instead of struggling to stay awake and seem interested in anything, I went to bed and slept for just under 12 hours. TWELVE. This week instead of seeing a blank space in the diary and filling it up with some catch up or some thing, I am going to stay home. Go for a walk. Sit on the couch. Or wait for it, gasp, do nothing.
Do you suffer from this condition?
Got any suggestions on how best to under commit?
Have there ever been children that looked worse than this?
Is Daisy about to stab me?
This was taken yesterday afternoon before the world’s biggest’s sleep for them: 14 hours Harper and 12.5 for Daisy. They look a little better this morning.