Monday, January 26, 2009
A day in the life of an overwhelmed mother.
The kids got up and the day started smoothly, no major fits about what I was making them wear, they ate their breakfast with little cajoling. I got a shower. I took the kids to get haircuts. Then I went to Costco. Beth whined and James screamed for a good portion of the trip, including the ride home (mostly James). When we got back, I had to clean out my pantry a bit to put stuff away, not that it is all put away yet. I just had to re-dry the load of laundry that has been in my dryer for days now because it was all horribly wrinkled. I have since started two more loads...and there are two loads in my room waiting to be put away...if you add that up, its 5 loads of laundry I have to put away. And that isn't even close to all the laundry that is waiting to be done. Can you say laundry is taking over my life? My sink is so full of dishes that there is no room to actually wash anything, not the mention the pots and pans waiting on the counter. My counters and floors are embarrassing. There is an unpleasant smell emanating from somewhere in the house. James just smashed a handful of animal crackers into smithereens on my kitchen floor. Beth is vegging and James is getting into everything he can reach, which is a lot since he now pushes a kitchen chair around to climb on, and I am begging the clock to move faster so it can be nap time...Maybe the afternoon will go better. But, I can assure you that the laundry will still be there, as will the dirty dishes, because I do not believe that nap time is time to be productive. Nap time is time for me to veg or read a book and unwind so that I am happy to see my children again when they wake up. So, wish me luck that at some time today ambition will kick in and I will get my house under control. I am so much happier when its under control, how do I let it get like this?