Some days are harder then others and for me today was one of those days. In the last week we managed to survive a move but today I feel so stressed about getting everything unpacked and making our new place feel like home that I just couldn't enjoy it.
My dd has been so clingy lately that I can't get anything done unless she is asleep or crying at my legs. It makes for a stressed momma. After being stressed and annoyed most of the day I read a post from Shannon over at "Life after I 'Dew'" here. And I realized that my dd and husband need me to have more patience. I hadn't even noticed it but I need to be more patient with myself. All day I think about the things I want to or need to get done and I forget to just enjoy the time I have with my family. After reading Shannon's blog I decided to spend time with my daughter, we had so much fun it was great. I think it was just what she needed and it was definitely what I needed. Enjoying life becomes difficult when you stop smelling the roses.
At the peak of my stress today I even got mad with my hubby because I felt crowded all the time. I just wanted space and it turns out all I needed was to have fun and to relax. I'm the only one that even notices when it is messy so why stress about it. I want to work on changing my expectations of myself so I can just smell the roses and call it a day. The dishes, laundry, unpacking can all wait for tomorrow but my family's well being can't wait.