The end of a weekend of my hubby being on call is the hardest for me. I feel very done with parenting. Especially when it is filled with a few sleepless nights thanks to the kids, a volleyball tournament out of town and other various things we had to attend like this past one. I need space from everyone which isn’t really possible. Often the house ends up a disaster too and that adds to the feeling of frustration. And I know when dad comes home he’s going to be exhausted too. I don’t want to drain him either. It’s something that is a challenge every weekend he is on call. But it’s part of our life and will be for many years to come. I always need a little time to recoup on Monday. Finding ways to fill my tank when it’s empty: prayer, quiet time, sleep, talking to another adult ;). Really it’s like that always with being a mom, I just find it amplified on the on call weekends. I’m trying to be aware of self care and making sure I don’t take on too much. Not always my best skills… good thing I have YEARS to practice it. 😉
Now go check out my photographer friends as they get in front of the camera too.