Lately, I have been feeling drained, drained by motherhood, drained by all the daily mundane tasks especially the cleaning. Sometimes it feels like all I do is clean up one mess after another all day long. Yes, I am teaching Caleb to clean up after himself but toddlers have such a one track mind, it can be a challenge.
Sometimes it is hard not to get caught up in the roles I have throughout the day especially the role of mess cleaner.
I struggle with messes, seeing them being mad then having to deal with the aftermath.
Like yesterday, I made roasted baby squash for dinner. There was olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dried rosemary, thyme and garlic on them all ready to go into the oven. I turned my back for just a second and Caleb poured a bunch more salt on the veggies. Sure it doesn't seem like a big deal but at 5:30pm as I am waiting for my husband to come home, I am tired and one more mess at the time seems like the worst thing to clean up. Remove Caleb from the mess, get out the vacuum, plug it in, you get the photo.
As a mom whether a stay at home or working mom, we have a lot of roles. It can be challenging not to get caught up in the many, many roles we play throughout the day and make that our identity. We love our children to the ends of the earth but the cleaning, the trying to avoid messes, etc. can get old. Can I get an amen?
So I want to hear from you, how do you try not to get caught up in the roles we serve as becoming our identity moms?