Maybe I'm being selfish, but I think it's safe to say, I want it all.
I want to stay home with my baby, but I also want to work part-time from home (as I have been). I want to have a clean and decorated home. I want nice things and matching furniture. I want to make healthy dinners for my family every night. I want to watch my favorite shows on tv. I want to keep up with my friends on FB. I want to blog and read blogs. I want to craft and create. I want to read the zillion books on my "to read" list. I want to exercise and stay healthy. I want to take vacations. I want to try new recipes. I want to visit old friends. The list goes on...
I just can't seem to find a good balance of it all lately...and I'm frustrated.
Last week I had a meltdown because I was trying to do too much - move baby gear into storage, clean my floors, finish my carseat covers for the craft fair - and Jenna was not cooperating. She cried and whined anytime I was trying to do something other than play or hold her. I got so frustrated with her and then realized, maybe the problem was me, not my fussy baby! Jenna deserves my attention too. I think sometimes I need to just stop and do nothing and enjoy my daughter.
Is it possible to have it all? Do it all? Or maybe when you're a parent you have to sacrifice certain things to take care of your family... Does society put too much pressure on us to have it all and be good at everything?