I Forgot About My Lunch

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As busy moms sometimes we put others ahead of ourselves. I know I do. Raising five children and taking care of a husband who has a busy career is so time consuming that I forget about what is more important…taking care of me.

Today is one of those crazy days that is just flying by. You know the feeling right? You wake up in the morning guzzle that first cup of coffee and before you know it the hours pass by like a freight train. I was so busy making sure my little girl got to the bus stop in time, my baby had his morning cereal, my husband was kissed before he headed out the door, and my two little boys had clean faces and were dressed for the day that I don’t remember even getting dressed this morning. But hey, I am wearing clothes so I must have done that. Did I shower? Well, that is another story!

Now back to the title of this story…while making scrambled eggs for Monkey and Parrot I noticed that my tummy was grumbling a little. So I decided that I should get a little bite to eat myself. I popped some leftover spaghetti and chicken in the microwave and managed to enjoy a couple of small morsels before Monkey made a mess with the items in our junk drawer. Before I knew it he had gotten into my photo hangers and had nails and tiny hangers all over the floor. Fearful that as soon as I put the baby on the floor he would get into the mess and choke I left my lunch to clean it up.

After that and a couple of diaper changes and tucking one tired and cranky toddler in bed for a nap (45 minutes later) the lightheadedness consumed me. I forgot about my lunch. I think I have learned that I need to make more time for myself. What about you? Do you make sure you take the time to take care of YOU?

Cascia Talbert is a Catholic mother of five special needs kids. In 2018 she published the book, "Taking Care of Your Family's Health and Well-Being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold. She is also a professional flutist and an Avon Independent Sales Representative. You can learn more about Cascia on the following websites, cjsfunandgames.com and avoncrystallake.com. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, children and Baby, the playful black kitty.

9 comments

  1. I often do this too. Not that I have children but a very busy schedule. I have found my lunch in the microwave several times at dinner. That's when I remember I forgot to eat.
    that is why I often have a headache.
    We must learn to take care of our selves better.

  2. Sounds like you have a wonderful life and are so blessed to have so many children. I only had one (infertility problems) but have 2 great step-children and now have 6 grandchildren. Family is so important. But I do hope you take some time for yourself! LOL. You'll remember the hugs and laughter more than missing a meal.

  3. Oh yes, I can relate. 5:00 can arrive, time to make dinner, before I realize that I have yet to eat. Not a wise choice!!!!

    It's like the airlines say, attach YOUR mask first, then help the kids! 🙂

    I'm a better mommy when I order my day to include taking care of myself.

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