How often do you answer the question: ‘Hows it all going?’ or similar with ‘oh, fine thanks’. A fair bit if you’re anything like me.
In fact what I really want to say to people is ‘Not great actually, I’ve not slept for more than 3 hours straight since my youngest was born almost 18 months ago, I never eat three square meals a day because I have a high needs toddler who screams all the time if i’m not within two feet of him and making eye contact, life is easier at the park or the beach but I’m often so tired I can’t cope with chasing them around as they both run towards danger but in opposite directions. Oh, and my house is a mess and I’ve not done a proper clean since we moved in five months ago. My hair needed a cut and colour about three months ago and my house needs a new roof that we can’t afford. I also rarely spend more than 1 evening a week with my husband because he works a lot of late shifts and has a life. I sometimes work a late shift on his night off which is a lovely respite from doing bedtime with two kids 5 nights a week on my own but exhausting. I’m trying to keep on top of two jobs (three if you include blogging) and sometimes I just want to put my feet up and read a book in the evening instead of playing catch up, in between yo-yoing to and fro to re settle Arlo when he wakes up every two hours or less in the evenings.
But you know what? I don’t think anyone wants to hear that do they. I’ll keep saying ‘fine thanks, how about you?’