On a daily basis, I struggle with carving out a single moment of quiet time. Tonight is a perfect example... Bedtime in our house is usually at 8pm and here I sit (at nearly 9:30pm) with one crying child and several others still awake in their beds. (Worse yet, the crying child is calling for Daddy and he's not even here.)
Despite my best intentions, that well-planned bubble bath or written-in-my-head blog post just never seem to happen. Actually, there are days when a quick shower doesn't even happen!
Needless to say, I am having a hard time sitting down for more than a minute before someone needs me urgently. Even when I try to stay up after putting the kids to bed, I either crash early because I'm tired (blame the pregnancy or just the fact that I'm getting old) or I wind up doing laundry or dishes.
P.S.- Don't suggest that I lock myself in the bathroom. I've tried that. The kids just beat the door down.