Thursday, November 19, 2009

not working

my plan is not working so well. I am still feeling overwhelmed with things to do and having frustration about not getting them done, yet I am paralyzed when it comes to taking action. This is not entirely true, of course. I did figure out what leftovers we will have for supper and I did get the kids to the dentist today. But that didn't yield good news. Son got a referral to the orthodontist. Daughter has two more cavities! So we're going to have to floss and brush for her, as well as add an additional fluoride gel on top of her teeth after brushing at bedtime. Not fun for someone who doesn't want any help. Also, we will have to change some eating and drinking habits.

I'm feeling a little angry and frustrated and poor-me-ish. And guilty for all of those feelings. I do not like being a perfectionist! It is weighing me down right now.


sarah said...

Hang in there, Helen! and don't forget to make a "done list" now and then. I don't have any more advice than that, only commiseration.

Lynn said...

The "done list" is always a good idea. If you were to make a list of everything you accomplish in a day, you might be surprised. Being the mother of two and a wife is quite a daily accomplishment in itself. Don't be so hard on yourself. :-)