As I crawled under the kitchen table scooping up little piles of English muffin and cookie crumbs for the 3rd time today (and it's only 1:00PM), I pondered what else I could be doing. Surely, there was something more important...... or at least more interesting. Brush my two puppies' teeth? Pluck my eyebrows? Lose 20 pounds? But my thoughts were easily interrupted, slipping into the abyss like a balloon losing it's air, when I was again needed to achieve world peace, find a cure for cancer, figure out if global warming really exists and find my four year old's musical princess bridal slipper. Now of course I leave the first few matters to the future President to figure out. However, the latter concern is equally important...............to my child. It would be the end of her world (at least for today) had I not stopped what I was doing to find that slipper!
So, I thought other moms who shared my joys, my worries, my stresses and my "hating to admit it" boredom, would be interested in reading what I have to say. Maybe not.
I may post links to interesting things I've found along the way. Links that have helped me out. Links I've found interesting. Or maybe things I just find kind of funny. Feel free to let me know how much you love it...or hate it. Feel free to say anything at all. Now back to my crumbs.................................
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March 13, 2008
The weather is getting warmer here in Virginia. I am enjoying the longer daylight, but I dread the day that the extreme heat and humidity will come. Today was a typical day for me. Feeding kids, changing diapers, making meals, walking dogs (oh yeah...picking up crumbs). Homeschooling went well. Is there a secret to being happy doing mindless chores? I haven't found it yet. But I'm raising two beautiful children and it's SO hard. Remember the movie Terms of Endearment? When Emma was talking to her husband about how hard it will be for him to raise their children after she dies she said something like "As hard as you think it's going to be, you end up wishing it were that easy." Well, I always knew and was committed to changing my life for my kids. I knew it would be hard work. I was ready for it. But I never realized the stress and worry I would live with every day. Worrying about the well-being of two little people every day, every minute and every second of my life is indescribable. In my eyes, our world has just become too unstable and I have no idea how my children will have a good future. Yes I am the QUEEN of doom and gloom. Get used to it!
Question of the Day: Why do I ALWAYS need to rewash at least one thing I just took from the clean dishwasher????
March 15, 2003
Madness, Madness, Madness! I run, I clean, I do laundry, I go , they go, we go...will it stop? I'm tired. When will I rest? 2028? I will be lonely then. I need rest. I don't want to rest. Tomorrow we will begin again. Sound familiar?
Question of the day: How many more stickers will I need to put on my little girl's potty chart before she doesn't want stickers on her potty chart?
Top Five Mom Worries
1. How do I keep my children healthy?
2. How do I keep my children safe?
3. Do my children like me?
4. How do I totally not screw this up?
5. What will the world be like when they grow up?
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