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When I’ve “Had Enough” [Five Minute Friday]

 

When I hide in the bathroom with my foot against the door to keep little feet from finding their way in there with me.

When I step outside in the cold rain and turn my head up to the sky letting the drops wash away my salty tears.

When I get into the car, insisting that I simply can not take anyone with me to the grocery story this time.

When I enforce mandatory outside time for all the children, quickly bundling them up and rushing them out the door to find just a couple of minutes of quiet before the never-ending chores call my name.

When I do these things, it’s a sure sign that I need a break.  I’ve had enough.  Or have I?

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When I call off our regularly planned school day to get us all out together to a favorite place to walk in the woods.


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When I get us all snuggled together under a cozy blanket on the couch to watch a favorite movie.

When I gather the family together and everyone pitches in to help make dinner.  It takes about 5 times as long, but it’s always fun.

When I tip-toe into their room at night, long after they have fallen into deep dreamy sleep and I whisper “I love you!” as I give them one last kiss.

When I do these things, it’s obvious… I can’t get enough!

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6 comments
Judith says 4 years ago

We’ve had so much sickness go through our house lately. The challenge of balancing the need for rest and the need to continue our routine is challenging.

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Heather Bork says 4 years ago

Yep. It’s such a mix of the overwhelming and the overwhelming. The frustration and the wonder. The tears and the unexpected giggles. The bite-my-tongue-I-really-do-love-these-kids moments and the how-did-God-see-fit-to-bless-me-so-richly moments.

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Lena says 4 years ago

This is so true! I have four little ones, and sometimes I think I just want a break and I NEED to be by myself, but when my husband takes the kids out without me, I feel like something essential has gone missing. I might get the house cleaned, but the entire time I’m wondering what they’re doing, if they’re having fun. It’s true madness I suppose but each moment is precious.

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Jess Benoit says 4 years ago

I loveloveLOVE this post! Thanks for sharing how we all feel from time to time. 🙂

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Jerralea says 4 years ago

Loved your post today. So often parenting is balancing those two extremes – when you’ve had enough and when you can’t get enough! You captured it perfectly!

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    Sandra Modersohn says 4 years ago

    It IS such a balancing act isn’t it? Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! ♥

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