Sunday, May 15, 2016

When you're an Introverted Mama

'Mommy, how come the electrical wires are always lined up along the streets and not just randomly placed?'

'Mommy, how can you tell the difference between a satellite and a star?'

'Mommy, you know that bridge by the beach near Roses house that you can open that gate to get to and when you stand on it you can look down and see the water come under you and its near the hotel that had the Luau that we saw when Bubby and Zaidy came to visit and blah... blah... blah... blah...'

'Mommy, can we get a pet eagle?'

'Mommy, are you even listening???'

Honestly, sometimes mommy is not listening. Actually very often mommy needs to switch off for a little bit as the talking and questions can just be so much that at times, mommy wants to scream.

But she wont scream, because she loves you more then life itself. Because she understands your need to be heard and will do her absolute best to listen to you and answer your questions as often as possible.

But my darling children, there are many moments that mommy just needs silence. Mommy needs to be left alone with her thoughts and not answer any questions or make any decisions or give any opinions.

There are times during the day that mommy needs to switch off to recharge because mommy simply cannot listen right now.

Being an Introvert has its amazing strengths, but being a homeschooling mother, who is with her children all day, yet really longs for silence is one of the biggest challenges I have faced as a mother so far.

I haven't found the perfect solution yet. But I'm sure it will all work out. It always does.

Have a wonderful week,

1 comment:

  1. I remember those days. When my children were growing up, I got up before they did so that I could have a quiet time alone with G-d. Nap time in the afternoon(10-30 minutes) was "my" time to have quiet time. Even if they didn't sleep, it was a time to be in their rooms and read or play quietly. They had a regular bed time, varied with age. But once they were all in their rooms, that was "my" time to wind down from the day. I, too, am an introvert and don't function well without quiet time without voices, noise, etc. It didn't always work out perfectly, of course. One day, they'll all be gone and that day will come so quickly. Enjoy these busy, noisy days. I reared children for twenty-seven years. I honor and applaud you for being a home-schooling mother.


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