Saturday, January 23, 2010

Monotony of Daily Life

Sometimes I feel like like screaming; the monotony of daily life seems like it is going to swallow me. Get up in the morning with Davis, choose breakfast, feed him breakfast, clean up from breakfast. Then play; stack blocks, read books, chase around the chair, throw balls. Then Davis hopefully goes down for a nap and I have a little time to do . . . something quiet. Then some more playing, prepare lunch, eat lunch, clean up from lunch. Some more play - sometimes out to run errands, maybe to a store just to walk around. Another nap (again, hopefully) and a little more quiet time. Then more playing or errands if we didn't go before and it's not too stormy. Then prepare dinner, eat dinner, clean up from dinner. Get ready for bed (yes, both of us in our pj's by 7 pm), put Davis down, and a few lonely hours watching tv, reading blogs, posting on my own. To bed and then it all starts over. Even with outings and the fun things we get to do with friends and family sometimes, there is always the knowledge that you have to go home and hop back in the wheel again. Anyone have a solution?


Alison said...

I don't have a solution, but I totally get what you're saying.

Brittany said...

It gets better, promise.

Diana Ralphs said...

Being a mother of small children definitely involves monotony, but it also brings great joy and happiness. Brittany is right - it does get easier with more children - they entertain each other and there's no dull moments.