Why It's Challenging....

A couple of posts ago, I talked about the challenge that Dolli-Mama issued at the beginning of the year.  The goal for anyone who agreed to the challenge is to take at least ten minutes each week to do something for herself.  Ten measly minutes and yet it is it so hard!

Now, don't get me wrong, I've been trying to get twenty minutes of exercise a day while the babies nap.  I feel good afterwards but it is NOT what I want to do.  It is something I need to do and thus it is not a real treat.  A real treat would be getting out of the house or even better, getting the kids out of the house while I enjoy the quiet BY MYSELF.

I think part of the reason I'm feeling extra prickly is because I have not had a break in close to two weeks.  My husband was gone all last weekend on a ski trip (something I totally agreed to) so I was braving the masses on my own.  He's around this weekend but is under the weather.  Next weekend, he is off at a conference.  (Apparently, I also agreed to that but I certainly didn't realize what a toll all this ceaseless childcare would take on me when I said yes.)  I know I'll get to take a weekend to myself at one point but that seems far into the future.

Anyway, my goal for today is to get this little beauty framed:

I sing this song to my girls all the time so when I saw this print online, I had to have it.  If this doesn't cheer me up, then I am worse off than I thought.

A sunny Saturday to you all...


  1. That stinks that you are on your own for a little bit. I hope the sunshine poster cheers you up. I have been having a hard time this week too, you are not alone.

    I hope the third week of January is much better than the last two!

  2. That is a lot of solo childcare. Hopefully some alone time is coming to you soon.

    Still, I find a little splurge when I'm feeling in need of some cheer can go a long way towards improving my mood and attitude. Hopefully the poster will do that for you. :o)

  3. Hi there, I found your blog from Diagnosis Urine. First of all, I need to take that challenge, but am afraid to. Second, I also sing that song to my kids: can you post or email me the link to where you bought it? That would be perfect in this house. Thanks!

  4. Coming over from the link up....I love that song. Been singing it to my kids since they were babies! I look forward to following along with your ME time. Please feel free to visit my blog. Take care, Andrea (mollyandluke.blogspot)


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