Ahhhhhhhh…………sigh and sigh again.  Sometimes we just need a break and it’s okay to admit this.  And thank goodness i have this space to dump my emotional baggage!

1. Tuesday i thought it was Wednesday.  Wednesday night i wanted tomorrow to be Friday.  And it’s Thursday today and i want it to be Saturday.  I have to remind myself to live in the moment but it’s so much harder to do so when you are always wishing for the weekend.

2.  What is it called when you always feel like you are trying to catch up?  I am not sure the name…but i am emotionally tired and need a break.  I want to sleep in for a full eight hours.  And i truly believe i will be back to normal.  I have not slept a full eight hours since before i gave birth to Baby Pancakes.

3. Baby Pancakes is sleeping better through the night but now he is waking up to ask for mummum (juice).  I know he is not hungry but for the past several months i was giving him juice a few times during the night so that he would go to sleep and clearly that was not a good option…so we are back to no juice and he is of course still testing the waters.  Consistency is so key for toddlers and young people.  I am learning that the hard way now.

4. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving…i get three days off starting Wednesday (next week) and i can’t wait.  Sleeping in until 8am or 9am does wonders for me.  I want to refresh and renew my mind during next week.  I have never had this many days off for Thanksgiving so i am sooooooooooooo looking forward to it.

5. I wanted to hang out with my girlfriends (the wolfpack) this weekend and unfortunately that is not happening because i may not have the time.   And that makes me feel like i am not a good friend because we haven’t hung out in awhile…and they made plans without me and that made me feel even worse because it made it seem like i wasn’t included from the beginning anyway.  (booboo cry cry for me…i know).

6. Okay i am done feeling sorry for myself…i am going to back to work and have an awesome day.  Glad i have a blog where i can dump all that’s on my chest and return to my normally scheduled program.

Question of the Day: What do you do to catch yourself when you are about to break?

sometimes all need a break


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About Mrs. Pancakes

I became Mrs. Pancakes on 4.23.11! I became Mama Pancakes on 8.28.12! And our lives were forever changed! I call myself Mrs. Pancake because my man loves him some good and fluffy pancakes! The Pancake Life chronicles a life that is happy, inspiring, motivating and lived to the fullest! Why don't you stay a while and enjoy in the The Pancake Life!
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17 Responses to Breaking…

  1. I understand what you mean by needing a break. Can you send baby Pancakes off to his grandparents for a night so you can catch some zzz’s?

    • I can only trust him with my mommy unfortunately and she doesn’t live near by… Working in child welfare for many many years hasn’t helped!! I know I need to get over it…

  2. nylse says:

    i jog; i write (but everything does not make it to a blog post); i pray;
    i know from experience that those first few years are hard and you have to allow yourself time to breathe and dump the guilt. its so important for you and your family.

    • Thank thank Nylse it helps to hear this from others who have experience. And I appreciate your comments about releasing the guilt!! It does help!! And praying…yes Lord!!

  3. Hang in there Honey! Thanksgiving is around the corner. I hope you get that 8 hours of sleep soon! I can barely even imagine how exhausting that must be.

  4. jj says:

    Gosh…I know the feeling. For me, I am a planner by nature. So when I see that things aren’t all falling into place, I take a step back to figure out a different plan of attack. Even if it means asking for help.

  5. Allie says:

    Hang in there! You can make it to the Thanksgiving break – I promise. When the boys were younger I used to give myself time outs to just breathe and get some perspective…these usually took place in the bathroom or a closet – it was the only space I could be alone for 2 minutes! The funny thing is that it worked a lot of the time. Being overwhelmed is never a good feeling but sometimes just taking a couple min to close your eyes and breathe can make a big difference. Good luck!

  6. Teresha F says:

    All moments need a moment to recharge their batteries. I was a mess until I started going to bed at a decent hour. Then I slept in a couple weekends a month while daddy got up with the early birds

  7. Lauren says:

    Oh girl, I am reminded of the consistency issue all the time! Everytime we do something differently she remembers it and that’s what’s expected next time!

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  9. Pegster says:

    I know exactly what you mean. Some days are so overwhelming. I hope you get the break that you deserve. It’s ok to feel down sometimes.

  10. LaShawn says:

    Sigh. I am here. SO here. Pookah is four. And I haven’t slept past 7 in 4 years. I find myself looking forward to the weekend too. But really, I still have to get up early with Pookah so what really is the point of the weekend? LOL
    For the first time in 13 years I am off the entire 4 days of the holiday weekend. But we are traveling to my in laws. When I really want to go to see my Dad.
    I’ve been there with the friends.
    I just keep reminding myself that this too shall pass!

  11. Blogging, journal writing and venting to a friend are how I stay sane. Sometimes, you just need to put things out there and getting them off your chest lifts some of the burden. Also, prioritizing helps. It’s so easy to get caught in the million and one things we have to do. Make a list and go from there.