Do you ever feel like you need to and want to do everything? You wish you had a million hours in your day so you could get to every single thing you can possibly think of, and feel that satisfaction of doing it. Because there are so many good ideas, and so many fun things, so many things to enjoy. And yet, for me anyways, I want to do so many things that I sometimes feel crippled by the weight of it all and end up doing not much at all. *sigh* And then if I do accomplish much and someone asks me “how do you do it all?!” I feel embarrassed and show-offy and guilty because I don’t really do it all. Because if that thing got done then my house certainly isn’t clean, or my laundry pile is 10 feet tall. And I feel like I’m reinforcing some evil Pinterest-driven guilt women feel about what they SHOULD be doing and don’t. And I feel bad, even though what I did is just because sometimes I feel like I have so much creative energy that I just might burst, and I did what it took (stayed up late, let my kids watch too many TV shows, actually got organized enough) to do that thing. I did it because I like doing stuff, not because I’m trying to be something I’m not (*cough*MarthaStewart*cough*) OR because I think everyone else should be doing that stuff too. Or on the flip side that someone who DOES feel competitive about that stuff would look at my efforts and be all, “Seriously? You should see what I can do…” *sigh again.*
So with that being said I’m gonna’ post about decorating kids’ birthday parties this week. Not that I even think for one second that you even have to decorate for a kids party. I just like it. So I did it.