Ever feel like you'll never get caught up on what you need to do?
I used to make to-do lists, and I found great joy in crossing off the tasks as I completed them. Lists always seemed to help me be more productive.
Being productive? What's that?
My to-do lists never seem to ever get any shorter anymore. I can't tell you the last time I actually was able to cross more than one or two things off of them.
For the last 7 months, my whole world has been taking care of the twins. I try to keep up with the house the best I can, but I'll be honest, for the first 3 months of their lives if I got the dishwasher loaded, I considered it to be a good day! The feedings, changings, and comforting never ends. As soon as one is happy, the other inevitably melts down. And sleep? What's that?
I was really starting to doubt that I could handle this...
Yesterday was a breakthrough day.
Somehow I managed to get things that weren't baby related done. After our morning routine of feeding, changing and playing, I loaded everyone up and we started running errands. We headed to the post office to mail out Miss O.'s birthday invitations, ran through the credit union's drive thru to pay the car payment, and headed into the bank to open accounts for the twins.
I know it doesn't sound like much, but for me it was amazing!
Being able to get out of the house and complete things with the babies gave me pride. I know that I've been suffering from "cabin fever", it's just been too cold or snowy to take the kids out. M. tries to help by offering to go to the store and do stuff for me. That's wonderful, but after a while I feel like I don't accomplish anything, you know?
Spring can't get here soon enough...