Tonight, I am on the hard stuff. 😂😂
I’m fecking celebrating ME.😉
Because although most of the time, I feel like I am juggling WAY too many china plates, all of which I’m certain are going to crash down around me, I’ve realised that I haven’t dropped one yet.
Because I’m a good juggler?
Because I have lots of help?
Because I’m Amazing?
Well, partially yes to all of these, 😂😂but the MAIN reason I have yet to drop one of them, is because they’re all far too precious and important to drop.
We’re all juggling.
Some of us juggle better than others.
Sometimes, the trick is to know which plates to put down for a while.
Sometimes, we have to ask for help because we have way too many things in the air and we know that something is going to come crashing down.
Sometimes, we need to set everything down for just a few minutes, take a breath and start again, picking up only the most important plates…prioritising.
Like every Mammy, I wear a LOT of hats.
I’m a teacher.
I’m a writer.
I’m an assistant director.
I’m an organiser.
I’m a performer.
But first and foremost I’m a wife and I’m a Mammy.
February is always a busy month for me as we build up to opening whichever musical we’re doing each year. (We, as in both me AND The Him.)
This February, I thought I was keeping it all between the ditches, and then the inevitable happened.
Shit started to go wrong.😣
My Baby got sick.
Thankfully, she’s in much better form now, but her becoming unwell, threw extra stress and mayhem into my already busy headspace.
A few other things happened too; nothing to complain about in the scheme of things, but when you’re already sleep deprived and shattered, these little things become bigger don’t they?
I got sick.
I started to let things (and people) that wouldn’t usually even REGISTER in my head as important, get to me.
And then, to top it all, Work has promised to go into overdrive for the next month.
I did what every Mammy does when the shit hits the fan. 😆😶😣
I laughed and then I completely ignored everything other than my babies for a few days.
And it worked.
This morning, The Him let me sleep until I WOKE.
And I swear to Peppa, it’s made all the difference.
Yes, I’m up to my tiny titties.
Yes, I will he for the next month.
But, I’m very aware that I shall get on with it all.
And I’m very grateful to have all of the plates I have in the air.
They’re my plates… my girls, my Him, my job, my musical, my blog, my writing… all mines.
I’ll pull up my Big Girl knickers, slap on my smile, and I’ll start ploughing through my To-Do list like a gang of glammymammies get through a bottle of grapes.
So tonight, yes, I’m drinking bubbles.
I’m updating my website, I’m planning the finale of our wizard of Oz, I’m sitting in my pjs with The Him flat out working beside me, and I’m saying a Big Fat CHEERS to myself, because some days, you have to pat yourself on the back for being so fecking awesome and wonderful.
Because we are you know?
Happy Sunday night Ladybelles.
Keep ‘er lit.
And celebrate you.