I realize that I want the best of both worlds. I want to be the best Mommy ever, BUT I also want some time to myself. I'm really not asking much. Just a couple of hours to clean the house, tackle an ironing pile, scrap a few precious photos, list items on ebay, grocery shop alone, excercise, pray, read, shower, post on a few facebook walls...
BUT duty calls. Hagen is learning to walk and he needs me to catch him when he falls. Everest is inquisitive and needs me to answer all his questions, PRONTO! McKinley is reading a book a day and needs me to be her sole book club member and sounding board.
Here are a few more BUTS that come to mind:
- It is so incredibly hot in my house (no A/C) BUT it's hotter in Afganistan!
- My kids are always hungry BUT I have food in the fridge to feed them (generally speaking).
- My baby pretty much rules my life BUT his smile could melt ice.
- My yard may be small BUT the beach is our frequent playground.