My youngest woke up today with a stomach ache and fever. Yuck!! Mom to the rescue. I medicated, cleaned up puke, made honey toast, cleaned up more puke, watched the thermometer hit 102.6, medicated some more, disinfected, and hovered. It is what I do. It is the best, worst, most rewarding, and most heart wrenching job I will ever have. I LOVE IT!!
But, even when being Mom, I still have to be me. You see, someday MOM won't be needed as much. Someday, I will only be a phone call. I was somebody before I became a Mom, and I think it is important for everyone to continue to be who they really are deep down. There will come a time when Mom isn't needed as much, and I don't want to look in the mirror and not know who I am without my kids.
So today, I did all the things mentioned above, but I also made a little time for me. Thankfully, sick people nap. When he napped I gessoed. It's not a lot, but it kept me from feeling overwhelmed. I am doing a coaster swap in a few weeks. All of us are painting individual coasters and then we will exchange them to make up mini books with everyone's different artistic creations.
Here are the pictures of my gessoed coasters:
I know it's not much, but I hope something I said or did today inspired you.
Be inspired, create everyday,and find time for you in your hectic life.