Giving credit where credit is due

Over the weekend, my husband and I loaded up the RV and traveled an hour to a state park and managed to get away for a couple of days WITHOUT KIDS.


I love my kids, but it has been about 4 years since the hubs and I have gone away together. It was so great to be able to just focus on each other and nothing else. We went hiking and then shopping, then later that night sat outside having some adult beverages (the weather was perfect for once!). It was a really great weekend.

One thing I thought about over the course of the weekend is that, my goodness, I do A LOT at home! Being able to step back and only have myself (and my husband, of course) to think about was eye opening. Between working and grocery shopping and cooking and cleaning and running kids around it’s a wonder I can find any pockets of time to myself at all! I also realized that I do not give myself NEAR enough credit for all the things I do. I should give myself a pat on the back every single night before I go to sleep for keeping all the plates spinning during the day.

And because I’m NOT a special snowflake, I imagine that you probably have your own plates that you keep spinning as well. So take a few minutes before you go to sleep tonight to mentally applaud yourself for keeping your life going. Being an adult is hard work, yo. Give yourself a high-five; you deserve it!!

This is me high fiving myself.

8 thoughts on “Giving credit where credit is due

  1. I do not do paid work (I am writing a book which I hope will “pay off” eventually). I have a husband and two children and a house, shopping and getting the car serviced and buying the kids shoes etc, and of course time to write. I often wonder how people who work outside the home do it!! I really do. How do people with children and work full time get anything else done? No wonder getting take-away food instead of cooking at home is so popular, I don’t think I could face the kitchen after all that. So yes, a huge pat on the back, high five, and thunderous applause to all those who manage to keep all the plates spinning.

    1. Hey, being at home can equal being super busy too!! I was a SAHM for 7 years and some days it felt like the work NEVER ENDED. It doesn’t matter if you work inside or outside the home, being a woman and/or a mom and keeping it all going is tough!

  2. Thank you Jill for the post-I should appreciate what I do-every single day. We women -I think -tend to underestimate all the work. And I wish mu hubby ONCE was in my shoes…

  3. I know there are times I don’t give myself credit for what I do manage to get done & keep doing it everyday. But I always manage to beat myself up for my shortfalls. Funny how that works isn’t it.

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