I'm to that point. I'm tired, exhausted really. I am the taxi driver, the referee, the gift getter, the baker, the judge, jury, and nurse. I am one step away from staying in bed and letting someone else handle a day or twelve.
Just as I was beginning in my journey of slowing down, letting my kids take more responsibility for some things in there life ( backpacks by the front door, clothes laid out, etc. ). I was introduced to the book , Momaholic: Crazy Confessions of A Helicopter Parent.
Every family is different. some hover . . . a lot, some have no choice to hover because of medical problems or learning disabilities. Which is where I struggle. I have three kids that are special needs. Lately those needs have been put to the test with my oldest having a seizure, my middle son now struggling with possible hearing loss, and my youngest sleeping 15- 18 hrs a day and no one knows why.
We are inundated with doctors appointments, dance rehearsals, Cub Scouts, Venture Crew, homework, and in between all that they have lives and parties, and play time with friends. and I work too.
I'm tired , I just want one day for me . . Somehow that day always turns into running errands, going to the doctor etc. I need to learn to say "you do it". You can get ready on your own, You can start your school work by yourself, You can get that snack. I struggle because I keep telling myself It's faster if I do it or I handle it. But what it's really doing is exhausting me.
This book was so me. It was like I was right there with Dena having a conversation with her about our struggles. She was funny, honest, and so real. Her book isn't a a how to book, it's a what not to do book.
Like Dena, I urge you give yourself permission to breathe.
I highly recommend that you take some time for yourself and read this book!