Monday, January 10, 2011

I forgot to take care of mommy

I thought I would share with you one of my latest solutions to one of my silliest realities of being a mommy.
If you are a mommy, then you will know exactly what I am talking about when I say that I, on a daily basis, forget to take care of my own most basic needs and goals for my life and well-being.
So, I made myself a check-list.
You know, the kind that you make for your kids... but this one is for mommy.
It sits on my fridge, and I thought you would get a kick out of it:

......And so, veteran moms.
I ask you.
Will I ever get my brain back, or is it gone for good?

8 friends had a thing or two to say...:

Knocker Boys said...

Oh, I feel like it is gone for good. That's a great idea. Most days I even forget to go to the bathroom! A few years ago I was getting sooo cranky around 1-2:00. A friend of mine asked if I was remembering to eat lunch. Oh yeah. Lunch. It's a good idea.

Kimberly said...

it's for good I think, my boys are 14,16,17 and it is no better.
and half the time I forget to make a list to remind me of what I will otherhwise forget.- so I forget it still even with reminders.

there's always tomorrow.....

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

yes ma'am it is gone for good. however, i make it a POINT to take care of me each day because there are so many for me to care for and i would totally get lost in the shuffle!

great photo - just sayin'!

hope you are reading all of the tutorials i'm sharing ;-)

hugs and love!

BARBIE said...

I love your list! And yes, you will get your brain back, until you hit mid-life, like me, and then it just might take a hiatus!

Jenny said...

GREAT list and what a great idea!!!!

Stacy said...

Love it!! I wouldn't really call myself a veteran mom, but say AMEN, that unless we are intentional with our hours during the day, we can be forgotten and the they take center stage. Yesterday I forgot to have breakfast as the day got into full swing quite quickly!!

I don't think the brain is gone - just misplaced. It may take a long time to relocate it!! :)

Here's hoping with you that it is located all within due time!

In the meantime, love the list!!!

Much love,

PS. try adding chemo brain on top of mommy has a been a challenge. :)

Mindy said...

A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do! I'm not a mom yet, but I totally know about not taking care of myself. Constant reminders like these are a great idea!

Melanie said...

I love it! And I know if I would do it I'd be much better at caring for everyone else!