I’m done being supportive and encouraging. I’ve neglected myself for long enough. I’m taking August off to take care of myself.
It’s stressful times for oil families in Canada. We’ve been through the ringer and back. And just when we think things are getting better, they get worse again. It’s been this way for almost three years. The stress is starting to make me feel ill. Literally.
Summer holidays is when every parent realizes how underpaid our teachers truly are. On top of doing what we normally do every day, now we have to entertain the kids that are home during summer. This is not an easy task. I don’t know who said it first, but the saying is true – trying to clean your house while the kids are home is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos. No truer words have ever been spoken.
I’ve been dealing with grown-out hair roots for months because I’ve been too busy to get my ass to the salon. I avoid mirrors and live in hats right now. I wear the same active baseball mom capris every day with oversized t-shirts. I’ve only worn one summer dress this year. It’s time for me to take care of myself and feel better about myself. Because that hasn’t happened yet this year. When you’re busy, taking care of yourself is always the last on the list.
But no more. I’ve dealt with enough bullshit in the past few months from everyone and it’s time for me to take a step back. I have a hair appointment soon to fix my roots. I have a stack of books that are about to be read. And my headphones are about to get used so much that the money I paid for them will be worth it.
I’m tapping out for the month of August. The world will just have to take care of itself because I’ll be busy taking care of me.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian followers!
Today is going much better than the first two days of summer holidays.
At the last minute, my son was asked to be part of a float in the Canada Day Parade in our city. So he took off with his dad this morning to join a skateboarding group to promote safety. I wish I had pictures to show all of you, but the only pictures I’ve got include my son (and I don’t publish pics of my son online – it’s all about safety, people!).
They had a half-pipe and a live punk band on the float. Seriously, coolest float ever?? Hellz yeah! And my son had a great time considering his cousin was also part of the parade float. It was nice to see them spending quality time together doing something they love.
I, on the other hand, have been stuck at home still trying to fix up this minor baseball tournament schedule that has caused me nothing but a headache since yesterday. But I think I have a good handle on it now, so hopefully I’ll be able to put it aside soon. Regardless, I didn’t get to see my son in the actual parade. I got updates from MM through texts.
After the parade, we packed up our bat bags and headed to the batting cages for a little practice. Our diamond is eerily quiet today so we got some pitching practice in as well.
I made a nice big dinner of roast, carrots, potatoes, and onions for the boys to celebrate this momentous day.
And we’ll be leaving soon to go to the cinema to catch a movie before bedtime.
It’s been a full day with a lot to do. But this is my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
🇨🇦Happy Canada Day🇨🇦