Saturday, May 16, 2015

Expectations vs Reality

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As I sit here right now, there are a million things I should be doing. But what am I actually doing? 
Spending time on the computer, blogging, and anxiously awaiting uploads of pictures from the few ladies I know who are getting married this weekend. Social media owns me. (Admit it.... you're doing the exact same thing I am. Don't judge! ha!)

It's expected of me to be doing housework since Elizabeth is napping (Are you as surprised as I am!?!). No, my husband didn't make me a to-do list. But I have a mental to-do list a mile long. It's always my expectation that on the weekends, we will work feverishly around the house during naptime so that once she's in bed tonight, we can relax and not have to do laundry, empty the dishwasher, or clean.

But reality steps in the moment the house is quiet. For these rare moments, I just want to sit and relax. I just want to get lost in Pinterest. I don't want to be cleaning or doing laundry. Or even making a grocery list. Currently, my husband is running errands. Yes. HE is running errands. I'm all about that today! He had to go to Home Depot to grab a new thermostat and I pulled the "while you're out" card. Stopping at Target and Publix is also on his list. Mama has to bake cookies this weekend and naturally I forgot to buy butter yesterday afternoon. Yes, I expected myself to remember to buy all of the ingredients, but the reality is I forgot the butter. And as I'm typing this, I'm realizing that I don't have powdered sugar for the frosting. The struggle is real you guys. The struggle is real!

Expectations vs reality changes when you're a parent. You know what you're expected to do. But given free moments in parenthood, reality takes over. And you know what? I'm perfectly okay with that. 
Some days you just want to throw your feet up and relax. 
Anyone out there feel the same way?

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  1. I don't have kids but one of my best friends just had twins, so I know what you mean about priorities shifting! I hope you get all of your blogging done (and yes, social media owns me, too!)

  2. Oh my gosh, that ecard is my life lol! Where does the time go?! And with the kids, I just sent two outside to play and one is napping so I could get some blogging done. My hubs is out of town for 2 weeks so finding those moments is a dream...


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