Getting it Done

Posted on | June 13, 2011 | 15 Comments

I’ve spent so much time over the past two months wondering how on Earth I’m going to accomplish everything I want to accomplish along with everything I need to accomplish while being a single mom/attorney/crazy-haired weirdo.  I’ve posted about it.  I’ve thought about it.  I’ve wondered about how to “do it all” without losing my sanity.

And this morning, as I dropped J off at daycare and headed on to work, I realized something…

I’m doing it.

For all the worry and stress and doubts, I’m getting this done every freaking day.  And it’s not perfect.  Sometimes I lose my patience with J when he won’t listen or when he’s running full speed through the house trying to avoid me and the morning ritual of putting on shoes.  Sometimes I forget to wash AJ’s food bowl and just put new food in, promising to wash it that night.  And yeah, sometimes I still cry.  But I’m also doing it every single day.  I’m getting up, I’m getting dressed, I’m getting J dressed, I’m feeding us all, I’m paying the bills, I’m working my job.  I’m doing it.

And even though it isn’t perfect, there are still some pretty perfect moments.  Like last night’s dance party in the kitchen with J while I cooked dinner or this morning’s snuggle fest over a bowl of soy-sausage. 

I don’t know when I went from “never will I ever” to “always I am…” but it feels good to be here.  Sure, I still screw up, but my son is happy.  And while I’m not there yet, I can see happy on the horizon… and it looks good.


15 Responses to “Getting it Done”

  1. Headmistress Yca
    June 13th, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    WOOHOOOOOO!!!!! I told you that you could do it!!!!!!! Beaming with pride for you today, my friend! You make awesome look lame! 😉

  2. Mrs.TrophyWife
    June 13th, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    You are so incredible! I am sure there will be some hard days and some wonderful days. I pray that the wonderful ones greatly outnumber any difficulties!

  3. Mrs. MidAtlantic
    June 13th, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    That’s right! You ARE doing it! And wouldn’t J still have tantrums about putting on his shoes in the morning, no matter how many mommys and daddys he had in the house? Toddlers are toddlers!

  4. KLZ
    June 13th, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    always you are…it’s true. You certainly are.

  5. monk
    June 13th, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    I knew you had it in you. I am glad you have faith in yourself. Love you bunches.

  6. Chunky Mama
    June 13th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Love this post. 🙂

  7. IdahoGirl
    June 13th, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    What Mrs. MidAtlantic said! And yea for you!!!! You ARE doing it! And all mommies in all situations screw things up. We’re all human 🙂

  8. Momalegal
    June 13th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    So, so happy for you! You are an amazing, strong mama. 🙂

  9. c.c.
    June 13th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    hi! i’ve not been here in ages. shame on me.

    i’m glad i came by today. this was a good post. i’m glad you wrote it. i’m glad you felt the things that inspired you to write it.

    and i really like the idea of having a p.o. box for happy mail. do you get much sent to you that way?

  10. Law Momma
    June 13th, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    I’m not sure about the happy mail! I’m scared to go check until it’s been a while so I at least have something. 🙂

  11. Sara
    June 13th, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    So glad to read this. 🙂

  12. Mary
    June 13th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    I knew you could do it, one step at a time.

  13. lisa
    June 13th, 2011 @ 5:43 pm


  14. Cate
    June 13th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm


  15. Jessica @ Raising an Owlet
    June 13th, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    I. LOVE. This. Post. You are awesome, Law-Momma.

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