We have just finished celebrating 'birthday week'.
Family celebrations on the weekend, cupcakes with her daycare friends, and today, a special morning tea with her favourite little people.
If I'm honest, I'll be glad if I never bake another 'basic vanilla cake' with buttercream icing again.
And while I'm high-fiving my mothering capabilities, and the fact that my kids got off to their first day back for term 3 without a hitch, I am tired.
And I fear that if I am to continue to wear my supermum cape I will continue to be this tired!
And I wonder, does everybody keep on top of everything all the time?
Because I'll be the first to admit, I enjoy a tidy house. I like running my eye along perfectly made beds, and decorative cushions perched perfectly atop them. I love nothing more than sitting in a clean kitchen and admiring a shiny floor.
But to keep it this way, it is such hard work.
And most days I miss out on enjoying any quiet whimsy.
Simply flicking through a magazine or browsing some of my favourite bloggy people, or reading a book just because I want to are luxuries I'll often not allow myself for preference of "just doing this" first.
And there is always another "this" to be done.
Tomorrow, I'm going to find somewhere cosy, and 'waste' a little bit of time.
Are you a do-er? Or an enjoy-er? I'm trying to find my place somewhere in between.