So, this week has been challenging to say the least. This week I have to remember:
- Pick up two white t shirts for Middle and Little tie dye project at daycare
- Two field trips
- Remember to pack a paper bag lunch for Oldest and Middle for above field trips
- Pick up a Birthday gift for party Oldest is attending on Saturday
- Pick up two (2) liter pops for Oldest summer camp potluck on Friday
- Send money for Middle’s field trip
Okay that is all I can remember right now. I’m sure there’s more.
Remembering all this stuff on top of the daily items each kid has to take to daycare, camp, etc., plus my stuff, work stuff, everyone’s medication, Dr. appointments….is crazy! When I forget things, not only does it let my children down, the care providers and teachers look at me like I’m crazy! When I got my iPhone, I thought for sure that would be the answer to my to do list organizing issues, but it really hasn’t.
I really really need to figure this out. What tricks do other moms use? Or perhaps I’m the only one with this problem, LOL…who knows! It’s possible that I’m just a dip and have terrible memory.
It would really help if I could get Oldest to take a little responsibility for her own belongings. But I can’t seem to persuade her to say, bring her swimsuit in and throw it into the washer after camp every day (or event to bring it home for that matter). I fear I have already enabled my kids to be dependent on hubby and I to do everything for them.
Okay, off to make a complete to do list which includes a grocery run. Wish me luck!
My kids are awesome! I mean, sometimes they are little pains in the ass, but at least one of my kids cracks me up on a daily basis
Here’s an example:
Last night while giving my “Little” (2 yr. old) a bath (while simultaneously cleaning the toilet – more on multitasking in a future post)… he tooted (a.k.a had gas).
Little: I tooted Mommy!
Me: That is okay, everybody toots
Then because in our house, there is a song for everything, I started singing to the tune of the R.E.M. “Everybody Hurts”
Me: Everybody toots…everybody toots…sometimes.
Little then breaks out into song too…at the top of his lungs! Everybody toots! Everybody toots!
My world nearly came collapsing down for just a moment a couple of days ago, when I woke to discover that our freaking power was out! The very first thought that entered my mind was “oh crap, that means no coffee!” I apparently wasn’t worried about the fact that we wouldn’t have air-conditioning (on a 90+ degree day), nor a worry in my head about our just purchased groceries going bad in the fridge. Nope! Not me, it was all about how my day would be destroyed by the fact that I wouldn’t be able to brew coffee in my trusty Keurig.
I sat there for 10 minutes trying to wrap my brain around the fact that I would be required to function as a human being and tend to my three children without coffee…on a Sunday. I thought that perhaps I could somehow use our gas stove to create a cup of coffee. We did have pre-Keurig, left over automatic drip grounds. Could I start our gas stove and somehow make coffee that way? No, no that wouldn’t work.
Damn, I was kicking myself for not getting a generator (as I always do when our power goes out). The only consolation would be the fact that we would all be forced to eat all of the left over Birthday party ice cream from the day before. But still…oh my mind was swimming…what was going to do??
When I finally made my way downstairs to contribute to my little society of tiny monkeys, my husband noted the look of disgust on my face and knew exactly what the day would bring. Even my kid’s know how poorly I function without coffee. My just-turned-5 year old said, “Don’t worry Mommy; we can go to Starbuck’s!” LOL
But, it was everyone’s lucky day when our power came back on. Hooray! Whew…Now that was a close call!
Holy Hell! Of all things parenting, no one told me that getting three tiny asses out the door was going to be the hardest part!
I’m always in search of better ways to organize my life and the morning routine is at the top of the list.
There must be an easier way…how do people do it?
In perspective, it doesn’t seem that complicated. Reality is a different story. We need to be out of the house by 7:30am. My daughter’s bus arrives by 7:18am, so if the two younger boys were in the car by then, it shouldn’t be a problem. My husband is up at 5am, he wakes me at 5:45. We aim to get the kids up by 6:30. All they have to do is:
- Get up
- Get dressed
- Brush teeth
- Brush hair
- Get out the door
They even eat breakfast at school. Not because I think it’s more nutritious but because we just don’t have time these days. These things are not difficult, but for the life of me, it’s a mad, freaking dash to the finish EVERY morning. Every morning I’m late for work!
Yes I know about laying their clothes out the night before. The boys clothes are fine, but my soon to be 9 year old…even if she does that…she still changes her mind!
I’m totally open for ideas on how to get this train moving along more efficiently. It stresses everyone out and by the time I get to work – I’m already exhausted! Help!
Welcome to my blog! Just getting started here…learning the ropes of WordPress, trying to get a beautiful color scheme. I’ll just jump right in though!
Surprisingly as usual, today has been crazy! It just dawned on me that my daughter’s 9th Birthday is Saturday! How could I forget that you ask? Well, obviously I didn’t forget…time just sort of slipped away from me. So, by the seat of my pants, I was able to order her cake. This is not an easy task since it is wedding cake season! And she has a very specific wish list for her cake…of course. Two layers (like a wedding cake) but no fondant is the order. Why no fondant? It is so pretty! “Because I’m not a fondant kind of girl Mommy!” Oh my, of course doll! However, it has to have the following:
(1) purple layer
(1) hot pink layer
No problem! I found a wonderful local cake shop that can fit me into her schedule. Why do I always wait until the last minute? Near Mommy Fail.
Yes…Yes I am that Mommy. ‘nuf said!
Also occurring to me, I need to get her gift – An iPod touch. Luckily, I think I can just pick one of those up at Walmart. Although I am pondering the difference between getting one from the Apple Store versus Walmart; the price is lower at Walmart, but what do I sacrifice? For my soon to be 9 year old, I have come to the conclusion that the Walmart one will be perfect. Whew! But wait, there’s more. I have to remember to pick up Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for her class party on Friday. Add to my already crazy to do list of getting her buckets to school for Mini Economy day. She is doing a smaller version of the Grand Prize Game!
Keep in mind that my anniversary is also this Saturday (3 days away) and my middle son’s 5th Birthday is in two weeks…the day before Father’s Day. Are we done yet? For crying out loud…have I mentioned I also have a 2 year old! And we have to celebrate his Half Birthday on June 4th.
Speaking of busy, I guess I better get back to my “day job” now. I sure hope I can keep this all straight.
Next on the agenda: Fix these blog colors!