Yes, this used to describe my typical night before I started blogging…Now, you can just add blogging to the rest of the list!
WHY I LOVE BEING THE MOM
Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.”
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches.. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.
She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair.
She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store.. She put both near her purse. Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.
Dad called out, “I thought you were going to bed.”
“I’m on my way,” she said.
She put some water into the dog’s dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.
She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV’s, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.
About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. “I’m going to bed.”
And he did…without another thought.
This is my typical every day! No joke, that’s almost exactly what I did last night. he he I still found time to blog, however.
So true!!! I’ve finally come to the conclusion that my world will not come crashing down because the dishes are not done and my kids go to school semi-matching! At least they have CLEAN underwear-ha!
That’s a good one. I feel more that way when I’m heading out the door…which is why I’m always 10 minutes late. There are many, many complex steps involved with leaving the house.
that’s so funny! it’s amazing how long it takes me to actually get INTO my bed once i get started in that direction. 🙂
hmmm. maybe that’s why i’m so out of control in the morning. sleep deprivation hits flood level about 7:30, and nothing seems nearly as important as just sitting. i’m good at ignorance i guess. until the morning, when i wish i would’ve taken care of it all last night. i hate alarm clocks.
I LOVE IT! Glad to see this is typical of most moms. I thought I was the only one who had so much to get done & never get to bed before Nathan.
All I have to say is AMEN! sounds jus like at our house.
That is great–and so true ; )