I mean, a mother’s life is crazy busy. All the little things, like cooking meals, cleaning house, doing the laundry, feeding the animals that the kids forget they have, cleaning up after the kids and/or pets, washing the dishes, pretending the pet bunny escaped instead of died from old age, etc., that make the house run smoothly need to be done. And there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day for us to get it all done and tomorrow brings a new list of things for us to do.
Then if you are a WAHM (Work at Home Mom), there are the tasks needed to make your business run and earn some income for the family. Ick! Just writing this is stressing me out and reminding me that I have three baskets of laundry that need to be folded and put away. There’s that book cover design that I need to finish. Still wondering if I’m part of that blog hop. Oh, and I need to fill out the paperwork for….Yeah, I wish I looked like.
*Pause to add items to my to-do list plus some more, only to realize I need a bigger whiteboard, so I’ll write them in my day planner. For some reason a 13X20 something whiteboard is too small. Humph!*
So have you ever noticed that when you when you have all these things that need to be done, and I’m talking about high priority stuff that has to be done that day, not low priority items that could be done tomorrow or a week from tomorrow, the kids always need you.
I don’t mean in the, “Mommy, can you wipe my bum?” or “Can you get this toy from the top shelf?” But in the constant, whiny cry for attention way that can be so frustrating because there is no way to get anything done when the kids are screaming, fighting, wanting food every three seconds, asking questions and refusing to believe the answer, etc. etc. and watching the clock because you said just a minute and they will be back in 60 seconds.
This is the time when mothers either lose it or give up. There is no way to win against kids. They are like a force of nature tearing through life and they will not be easily distracted. And no, they don’t want to help you fold their clothes.
So if you are like me, you set aside whatever you are doing, praying to the work gods that you can return to it after the kids are asleep tonight and not be so tired that you forget to accomplish what has to be done before tomorrow, and spend some time with your kids.
If your kids are like mine, they don’t really want you around, they just don’t want you to be working. They just want to use you as target practice for their toy dart gun.
Before the hour is over, they’re literally taking back the toy gun I’ve stolen from them and shoving me out the door of their bedroom with a “Go do something else. Anything else!”
Yes, siree. My work here is done. 😀
Now it’s back to my other work.
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I’ll be making a more official announcement when it finds it way into more of the stores.