Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Tel Aviv Israel (not politically aligned) / Pittsburgh, Pa
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(first, im typing 1 handed while holding twins, so please excuse any shorthand or typos)
I have a 5 year old girl, 2 year old boy, and 8 mo old twins (both boys), and its hard to find what makes my day feel successful. I hear about all these other moms who have great activities planned for their kids, they cook awesome meals, keep everything clean, and I just feel like I come up short. I realized that I cant compare my situation to anyone elses. First off, I live in Tel Aviv (Israel), so nothing is easy here. I dont have a dishwasher, a car, or a dryer, so those things make life a bit more difficult. The dust and dirt here is crazy, so I have to remind myself that I cant get every piece, its just not going to happen. When the day is done, if I have fed everyone, gotten the dirty laundry/diapers washed and on the line, made my kids laugh or have fun (even if its just a silly popsicle) put all the toys back in place, got everyone to sleep before 9:30, and managed to feed myself, then its a successful day. My dishes are never washed, my bed is never made, i hardly get a shower, and there is always a mess somewhere, just as long as i dont step in it or on it in the middle of the night when the boys want a bottle. I want my days to be better, or feel like they are more fufilling,,, i would like to bake something or cook a good meal, i would like to do some projects (im an artist, but not since my 5 year old was born), but I only do what is necessary, because even just that takes all my energy. Oh, and my kids are homeschooled, even tho there really isnt such thing here, I have had to fight the gvnmt about that one. They arent too happy but they cant argue that my kids are smarter than their average 2 and 5 year olds. my son just peed in my lap so i need to go.....