It’s May. Woo.

Try not to energize yourself TOO much on my enthusiasm that May brings every year.

I’m not sure how many of my readers can relate, sympathize, or empathize, but MAY SUCKS!

My two kids – teen and tween – have all but shut down for the remainder of the school year.  Their last day is June 5th, so it’s going to be a very long month.  The excitement of getting ready for school, making breakfast, and being ready to go out the door long before we have to leave is a distant memory.  It’s morphed into a bunch of yelling “GET UP AND IN THE SHOWER ALREADY!” and “YOU HAVEN’T EVEN MADE YOUR LUNCH YET!” and “FEED YOUR GUINEA PIGS!  FEED THE CATS!”  Cue the whining.

May is nothing but a month of Mondays, where snow make-up days gobble up any remaining days off, and where weekends go to die.

I’ve learned, since becoming the parent of school-aged children, that May also seems to be the month where all things happen, and to hell with your own life because it’s all about the school.

An over-scheduled month of Mondays?  I want to rip my hair out every year.

School concerts, school t-shirts to buy, field trips, fun days, academic competitions…enough!  Not to mention all the things that happen at the church that I’m involved in.  For me, May is more exhausting than the holidays.

But, we do anything and everything for our kids.  As tiring and frustrating May always is and will be until they graduate, I attend, and pay, and cheer with a smile and with pride.  We all made it through yet another school year.

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Part 7 of 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert

7. Downtime doesn’t feel unproductive to you.

Hear that?  It’s absolutely nothing!  Mondays are often my recharge day.

Weekends are busy with family, shopping, church work, and/or church socializing – and for me, that’s draining.  I’m fortunate to work a part-time job so I most often end up catching up on ME on Mondays.  I’m sure my husband doesn’t really like hearing that…sorry, hon!

Today was gorgeous outside, but I just stayed in until I had to run an errand or two before picking the kids up from school.  The dog, as always, was my lazy companion.  He’s a Pug, so it’s just in his nature.

There are some days where being unproductive is frustrating.  Usually it’s those days where I have a clear goal in mind for the day and just about anything and everything pops up just to spite me and my plans.

Lazy days I am perfectly fine with doing nothing.  And by doing nothing I mean no real goals.  I’ll work on laundry a bit, take the dog out, prep supper, make sure the dishes are done – I’m not a complete waste! 🙂

After a busy couple of days, I need to recharge in silence and at my own pace.

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