Sunday, January 15, 2012

Just What the Doctor Ordered!

If you couldn't tell by my scattered, random posts last week...my mind was a little preoccupied. The worry center of my mommy brain was working some serious overtime.

In fact, I think my worry center might be hyperactive. I literally can't seem to shut my brain off these days. Here is an example of what I mean:

Each night I start out by worrying about something small...like...did I leave a wet load of laundry in the washer. This worrying then leads to me worrying about the mold that might be in our clothes if I did leave it...and then mold makes me think about allergies...and then I start worrying about Blakey boy, who has still not grown out of his chronic runny nose...and then I think about him having to be on allergy shots the rest of his life...or if he needs his adenoids out...or if it's something even scarier...

And then I find myself Googling on my phone. Not just about allergies, but about Attention Deficit Disorder, because Addie's teacher mentioned that Addie has trouble focusing during story time. And then thinking about Addie makes me remember to Google the dry skin rash she's had for the past few weeks. Before I know it, it's 1:00 a.m. and my eyes are burning from reading articles on BabyCenter and WebMD (which I've been banned from before).

And if it's not worrying about the kids, it's worrying about Eric, or our parents, or work, or the house, or bills, or budgets, or Pinterest, or craft projects I need to do, etc. It's all too much sometimes! So when I get into panic mode, my mom can sense it. She could sense I was in panic mode last week, worrying about everything that entered my brain. So she sent me a helpful little text:

Wow. That's too much to think about at once. Everything will be fine. So Blake might have allergies, Addie is a normal 4-year-old, everyone has dry skin this time of year, and you had a bitch of a class last semester. Try to relax. You are going to make yourself sick.

Wise words from the second biggest worrier I know :-) But she was right...I REALLY needed to relax. And thanks to the snow and cold around here, that's exactly what we did all weekend. 

Relax.

And it was wonderful. But that wasn't even the best part. Apparently my kiddies knew I had a hard week last week too and they were seriously on their best behavior. I have never seen these two play so well together!! First I caught them playing in Blake's crib. Addie was reading him a book and Blake was chowing on some Teddy Grahams (that I still have no idea how he got ahold of). Oh well...this sight was worth the crumbs.


These two played with each other ALL morning. And when it was nap time, Blake went running down the hall to find Addie and this is what I found when I came into her room...


I mean...how could I break up this cute little movie date?!!

These two even convinced me to push back bedtime a bit tonight because they were in the middle of playing in Addie's Barbie house.


Seriously friends...these two have been at each other lately and I feel like I spend a lot of my days just breaking up fights. But this weekend...they were two little angels. I don't know if it's because they both finally feel healthy or if it's because we are finally back on a routine after the holidays...but whatever it is...I appreciated it SO MUCH!!

It's such a domino effect when the kids are healthy and happy. Their happiness makes Eric and I happy and when we are both happy, we have an easier time relaxing and when I can FINALLY relax and take a few deep breaths, I find that my worries start to fade. I don't feel so overwhelmed or out of control and if I could manage to pull myself away from the internet, I might actually be able to sleep! Ha!

This weekend was definitely what Dr. Jan ordered and I just want to thank my awesome kids for giving mommy a much needed break :-)

So...now it's time for some fun posts this week! Free Valentine printables anyone??!!

4 comments:

  1. Oh Sheesh, I know this all too well. Maybe why I'm eating pizza and watching tv after not being able to fall asleep??? It is 1am! Yikes. I always try to remember that cliche quote something about worrying only takes away from todays happiness it doesn't change what will happen tomorrow? Ok, that's way off but you'll know what I mean. ;-)

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  2. Thanks for writing this! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who feels that way! :) Glad you had a relaxing weekend!

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  3. So glad you got a little bit of relaxation in there. I find it so much easier to worry now that I'm a mom...just take some breaths and enjoy!!

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  4. Girl....Colton ALWAYS has a runny nose, and Holli has had a rash all over too that looks like heat rash, and on and on and on! Take your Moms advice and relax. So glad your kiddies were good this weekend. It will all be just fine! :) :)

    Julee

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