A few weeks ago, I felt like I crashed.
All three of us were waylaid by a stomach flu over the weekend which totally was awful. Star had it on Friday and Saturday, and then Scott and I had it on Sunday and Monday. It was awful going through it myself while somehow also caring for Scott and Star.
The same weekend, Star got a splinter and I banged up my little toe pretty badly. Neither of them were huge things, but they added up and made the week increasingly complex. (Wearing shoes to work was painful.)
Star and Scott recovered in about 2 days, but I couldn’t shake it for a week. I felt like I had been hit by a bus. Or, like the energizer bunny finally lost her batteries. I felt sluggish and lethargic. I took a sick day from the job that pays me a salary and took a 2 hour nap which is UNHEARD of for me. I don’t like naps and generally can’t take them even if I want to.
Was this a normal feeling for a working mom of a toddler? Or, am I trying to do too much and need to scale back a bit?
The good news is that my lethargy did eventually pass. I got my energy back and got back to my normal self.
Rationally, I know that I try to do too much. I work full time, am a mom to a fabulous (and lively) 2 year old (is there such thing as a 2 year old who isn’t lively?), and I run KinderCycle. I also want to keep up my crafting (which generally is totally neglected), I want to keep exercising (which I think I do less than crafting), and, ideally, I’d like to see some friends at times other than “playdates” with our kids. Oh, and spend time with my husband alone? Yes, that would be nice.
No solutions here; just raising issues.