There is a piece of me that wants to believe that, if I want it badly enough, I can be Supermom. Not Supermom with perfectly behaved kids and a clean house – I’m not that unrealistic – but Supermom who gets everything she wants done as well as everything she needs done.
This week it often felt like I wasn’t getting much done. But, in some ways a GREAT week! We walked to school all but one day, and I had a lovely time Friday evening and Saturday at the Springboard conference in Boston. Anna came along, and was beautifully behaved – especially so long as I kept her in my wrap carrier. She’s pretty worn out from all the excitement – she slept through the night last night (!), and has been napping for much of today.
I feel that what really happened was that – with all my basic needs met (healthy family, safe environment, food and shelter) and the addition of a few extras (both negative – kids with minor colds, and positive – conference), I got behind in other ways. And then, instead of focusing on how incredibly fortunate I am to have children with only minor illnesses and great opportunities, I fell into Supermommy Syndrome. Focusing on wants and needs that simply are not important.
Do you share my “Why can’t I be Supermom?” problem? How do you fight worries and stress about things that are should not really matter? I’ve got a lot to learn, but I find that and focusing on all I have – especially moments like this – can help:
How do you stay focused on what REALLY matters?
As far as I can remember, we didn’t do any structured learning for afterschooling this week, but here are two activities I loved from last week’s linky:
- Beginning Sewing for Little Ones from Teach Beside Me
- Drawing with Scissors like Henri Matisse from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
The Educators’ Spin On It
The Afterschool Blog Hop is a place to share learning that happens in your home outside of school. What did you learn this week?