For the last 2.5 years, my life has been consumed with parenting. It has been consumed with pregnancy, breastfeeding, crying babies, cuddling babies, tantruming toddlers, teething, mountains of laundry, mountains of dishes, baby spit-up, diapers, 3 meals a day, snacks, milk fetching, toy cleaning up, sweeping, bedtimes, reading board books, abcs, kid’s shows, YouTube, crayons, play dough….and, well, you know. You do the same.
I know it’s only been 2.5 years. A lot of people have done it for a lot longer than that. Granted, this last year with three very young children has been particularly challenging…
But on top of doing all this stuff, day in and day out, for so many hours a day, I’ve been using my free time to talk about it. Here…on Twitter…with my friends…with my husband. My ENTIRE LIFE has literally been CONSUMED.
I just need a break. There is more to life than parenting.
I haven’t been blogging much here lately. I’ve been writing a fair bit for Crunchy Twin Moms, and that’s been great. But here? I don’t know. I’m not sure what to say.
I read somewhere that the average blog lasts for about 18 months. I’ve been writing this blog for almost 2.5 years. I’ve loved it. I’ve needed it. I’ve immensely enjoyed spilling out my feelings, sharing stories, and hopefully entertaining you once in a while.
But lately? Lately, I just don’t want to talk about parenting anymore.
When I’m not parenting, which isn’t very often, I don’t want to talk about it. I want adult things. Adult conversations. Adult activities. No kids. No parenting. Adult stuff.
So, when I’ve had a free moment lately, I haven’t been using it to blog or tweet, like I used to. Maybe I will again, but for now, I’m just not into it.
We’ve reached a bit of a plateau around here. My babies are one year olds. My toddler is creeping up towards 3. Things have calmed down. I’m having a chance to breathe and sleep and feel human again. And I’m taking the time to re-find myself.
So, I am very sorry that I haven’t been here much. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ll probably be back, because I love to write. And parenting isn’t going to end. And I really hope you stick around for when I do write again.
Do you ever need a break from talking about parenting? What do you do in your non-kid time? I’d love to hear from you!