A Little Set Back, But Not Out Of The Game

Its been a little over a week since I wrote that post about how I wasn’t going to let anyone or anything stand in the way of my goals in where I wanted to be in my mind, body and spirit, and I’m sure many of you are wondering…how is it going…has she fallen off that horse yet? 

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No not exactly. I still have the drive and the will to change things, unfortunately things do get in the way. My six-year-old has been so ill the last 3 days I had to pick him up from school and he’s been pretty much in bed since monday with high fevers. When your child is sick, the world does kind of stop and revolve around them. Today (hopefully) will be his first day going back to school. Parenthood does that to you sometimes and its no wonder moms and dads tend to put themselves last to take care of their children. These last three days, I’ve had to put myself last to take care of my six-year-old. Can’t take a sick six-year-old to the gym, can’t force a sick six-year-old to walk a mile with you when that is what you really want to do. So unfortunately things do get in the way, and maybe this was a little test to see if I would give up or not. I’m not giving up! I’ve had a little set back and that doesn’t mean I’ve decided I can’t live how I want to live and dedicate a little more time tending to my own needs (when of course the time is right). Motherhood means putting everyone else’s needs above your own. But that doesn’t always have to be that way, and sometimes when something like this happens, we tend to fall back into our old ways and our “old” way of thinking. It can’t be done, I’m asking too much of myself…..blah blah blah. 

Today though hopefully my son will be going to school and feeling more like his normal self.  Hopefully that means I can start to resume some of the things I couldn’t when he was sick and I really hope and pray my three-year old doesn’t get sick or anyone else in the house between now and Easter. Sometimes when it rains it pours and these are the things that make us feel like we can’t accomplish the things we want to as moms and dads. It’s not because we can’t do it. WE CAN! It’s just that so much rides on our shoulders….that’s what mothers do. We take on the world and the world of our family and friends and we try to be everything to everyone, and nothing to ourselves. 

If any other moms out there feel these set backs from time to time, don’t give up on your goals! It doesn’t mean they can’t be accomplished, or that there will always be something in the way. Us as moms have to take on so much and when you have small children, you are EVERYTHING to that child and they need you 24/7. If we only ever had to worry about ourselves, it would make things so much easier. You have to work around the little bumps in the road like this and get right back up on that horse when the time is right. 

You can do it, and so can I!


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31 thoughts on “A Little Set Back, But Not Out Of The Game

  1. Aw, I hope he’s feeling better. You’re right when our kids are sick the world stops and we have to tend to them..distractions and bumps in the road come with the territory I’m afraid.

    I love your attitude about not letting this stop you from your goals. Maybe this was a test to see if you would give up and it looks like you passed with flying colors!

    Here’s to reaching your goals!

  2. So sorry to hear he’s been ill. It can feel like a set back, I think I get that feeling most days when things don’t go to plan. Instead of feeling like we are putting ourselves last, maybe it’s more like being flexible and allowing our needs to rise to the top every now and again

    1. Thank you Paula! I have. Although this spring wind is reall cold! I love much warmer weather than this….but like I said, not letting the weather get in my way. 😉

  3. You kiddo looks SO sick! I am glad he is starting to feel better. I always try to get back to what my goals are when I can after something like this. It may take a little longer, but you are right it can still be done!

  4. Oh poor thing. I hope he’s feeling better. and definitely don’t let this small setback deter you! You’ll get back to it soon enough. We have to be mamas first, eh? 🙂

    1. Thanks Chelly! Its funny how long illnesses can linger in one home. Since that post, my three year old and my husband has gotten sick. I hope I can ward it off since I pop Vitamin C and D every time someone around me gets ill. Here’s for hoping!

  5. I really hope your little one is feeling much better! It really is hard when small children become ill. You are right though that everything will bounce back into place!

  6. Kids are the center of our world. I love how everything bends and works around, with, and for them once you have them in your life. It is amazing. I can’t imagine my life without my kids – but I also have had to learn how to take time for myself and work on what I need and want as well. I hope your son is feeling better. I have a kid about that age.

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