If you know me personally, you know that I am very organized, bordering on controlling. I can frustrate easily, and deal with a fair amount of anxiety when things don't happen my way, or in the timeline I prefer.
Parenting a young child both aggravates that, and is a cure. I find the more expectations I place on a day, the more disappointed I am when I don't accomplish what I've set out to do. I've come to realize that if I plan to just be a good mom, anything else that happens is just a bonus. I am much more patient and calm. I can deal with upsets and stress with a mind toward the big picture.
It's not easy for me to think this way, and I need to keep reminding myself of my long-term goals - raise a happy kid, have a calm house.
So, my peas aren't in the ground yet, I haven't done anything with the front garden beyond raking and general tidying, and the garden shed is a mess.
That's all okay. It can wait.
And now I'm going outside to figure out how to plant peas with a kid strapped to my back.