Some weeks I am Super Mom. Meals are planned and prepped in advance. Laundry is folded and put away soon after being done. The kitchen table is cleared off and there aren’t any dishes in the sink.
This week is not one of those weeks.
Laundry is still sitting in the dryer. My planner is empty. Sawyer has had frozen chicken nuggets for lunch twice this week. The table is covered in stuff and there are most definitely dishes in the sink.
And it’s okay. I’m okay with it.
I’ve learned that in this season of life I’m in (you know the one with the toddler who is discovering his independence and strong will?) that I have to give myself grace. Grace to rest. Grace to let things go for a bit. Grace to take some time for myself. Grace to not have everything done on my to-do list (and grace to not even make that list in the first place).
Grace is a concept I’ve struggled with since having Sawyer. In the past, having things done and in order has been what brought me peace of mind. But the older I get and the older Sawyer gets, the more I’m realizing that sometimes it’s better to take a break than run myself ragged. Trying to do everything and have everything perfect at all times no longer brings me that same peace of mind. Don’t get me wrong, it usually all gets done eventually, but the sense of urgency has faded.
I encourage you to give yourself the same grace. Your home won’t fall apart if it isn’t sparkling every day. Your kiddo won’t hate you if every meal isn’t prepared with love (in fact, I think two days of nuggets made Sawyer love me more). Your dryer probably has a wrinkle release setting for those times when laundry stays in there for days.
So, give yourself some grace.