My little ducky
I like to call our family style Classically Overprepared Try as I might, I usually have too much of everything with me as I attempt to gain control of the chaos by having what I might need for any situation that could possibly occur. I’ve learned when to leave the kitchen sink at home, most of the time, and I do my best to make sure I’m not overly weighed down with stuff but I’m that mom with the huge mom purse that I’ve had for 6 years because I was like this pre-kids! When we hosted a camp at Burning Man I was the camp mama and helped campmates who forgot jackets, brought extra blankets for our art car when we would go out at night and I made sure we had a steady supply of hand warmers on board too. I just like taking care of people, and I’m generous - to a fault. It’s taken me some time to learn to reel that in and only be that way with people who can truly reciprocate what I have to give, not because I don’t enjoy giving for the sake of giving - but because I am not willing to be taken advantage of by people who are takers and are unable to see how they move about in the world.
I’m feeling low energy after our big day out yesterday - it took us 1.5 hrs to drive home in the rain - so as compelling as the clouds are outside and as much as I need to go to my studio, I’m going to make myself nap. I know, right?? I never do that anymore - not since James stopped napping - and I’m fighting something off so it’s the perfect time to fill my cup and take care of me.
Hubs is back tonight but too late to do a proper bedtime wind down so the child care is all mama again tonight. Something tells me this little ducky of mine is going to have an early bed time!!