Mommy Diaires: Embrace It

laptop bed
Everyone around me is in a rut. Everyone’s complaining about their routines and even how they see the same faces everyday. Yet the instant someone recommends doing something new or different they all shudder.

What’s wrong with us?

Well we’re in limbo. Yes limbo. We’re not in our early twenties anymore when life was so inviting. We’re not in our thirties yet when life’s routines become a safe haven. We’re not old enough for a mid-life crisis. We’re too fun to be old and too old to be fun.

We are the oldest people in clubs and the youngest people at most of our favorite dinner spots. Where do we belong? Where should we go?

Is it Crossfit?

I have reached a stage in my life where going to bed at the same time as my littles is all I want. I want to sit in bed with my beloved laptop and catch up on Grey’s. I want to put my PJ’s on at 8 pm. And when I’m living on the wild side I’d like to go out to dinner.

My social life revolves around my fellow ballet mamas. They get me. They’re going through the same thing I’m going through. They understand how big of a deal it is that I forgot to thaw the chicken.

Boring you ask?

No not at all. It’s actually quite interesting. I feel like I’ve found my peace. Most of the people I hang out with are always whining about how bored they are and are trying to plan their next big trip or party. While I’m enjoying my green tea and thinking how lucky I am that the kids are asleep and I don’t have anything to worry about till 7 am.

Embrace what makes you feel comfortable. Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you don’t want to. Peer pressure should be left behind in high school. Party when you’d like. Nap as often as you can. And sip on your tea with pride. You’re so rocking it.


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