It takes so little and so much to be a good mother, wife, homemaker... It also takes a lot to compromise and settle, challenge yourself and push yourself. Yesterday evening, after we got home from work and had a little reconnecting time with my little one I managed to make dinner, bake a loaf of banana chocolate chip bread, unload and load dishwasher, clean up the kitchen, put a kiddo to sleep, make lunches, unload dishwasher yet again... I also accomplished a shower and some *just us* time with my better half. All in all - I must be a superwoman, as this is a lot of work. And yet - tonight I'll get to do most of it all over again.... How do people manage? I'd rather curl up with a book and not make the lunches, but then my morning will be rushed, crumpled and nervous. Choices are to be made - every night.