This is a bit of a glimpse into my life. It is a typical day, at least at the moment. Sometimes I am much more put together, and I will have to share that version of life at another time. But for now I’m writing this to share the chaos, to help relieve your own stress, and to be able to look back in amusement at my frailties, in envy of the wonder of small children and times past, and in relief that the difficult times pass.
Wake up. Wonder how you managed to sleep until 9 but still feel like you haven’t slept in a month.
Remember that your pregnant as you try to roll out of bed.
Give your toddler a banana.
Find your toddler in the bathroom trying to clean up her own accident. Help her clean it up.
Tell yourself to look on Pinterest for how to potty train.
Think about making breakfast.
Instead you start canning the enchilada sauce you made yesterday. Put bones in a pot and start bone broth.
Feed your sourdough start.
Get distracted by Facebook.
Realize it is now 10:30. Look at the kitchen in dismay.
Recruit children to clean it, while you make a smoothie to hold everyone over.
Curse Pandora for asking if you are still listening. Hit yes and get distracted by Pinterest.
Curse Pinterest for their potty training success stories.
Realize the kids ran away to play. Drink everyone’s smoothies while making pancakes.
Let the toddler have yogurt while making pancakes because she is freaking out about food.
Realize that you are out of butter milk. Use yogurt in the pancakes instead.
Realize that you are out of butter. Get the jar of cream out of the fridge to make butter.
Sit it on the counter to let it turn to sour cream because it is already half way there. Use coconut oil in the pancakes instead.
Finish the pancakes and serve them. Realize the toddler peed in her chair while eating yogurt.
Curse Pinterest again.
Clean it up while everyone gets their pancakes and starts eating.
Reheat your own pancakes.
Look at the kitchen in dismay. Sit down because your feet hurt from being pregnant.
Wonder why breakfast is never over until 11 lately… Remember you are still pregnant.
Look at the calendar to see how much longer you have to suffer not being able to bend over. Still 3 weeks.
Curse Pandora for asking if you are listening again. Get distracted by this blog post.
Realize that it is now noon and gather the kids to do school.
Look at the school room in dismay. Wonder if you could afford a housekeeper.
Make it through 2 good hours of school while trying to ignore the mess.
Think about how fun it is to watch you kids learn and grow.
Look at the calendar again to see how long until this baby is due. Realize that you still have 3 weeks.
Curse the calendar for not changing faster.
Think about making lunch. Realize that the kids have already found their own food.
Be grateful for your 7 year, that can finally help with things like that.
Can more enchilada sauce.
Try to pick apples. Give up and watch everyone else pick apples.
Laugh at how funny your kids are while you watch everyone pick apples.
Look at the kitchen. Realize that the breakfast dishes are still on the table. Curse the dishes… Heck curse the entire kitchen.
Reconsider your desire to be green and think about how nice paper plates would be all the time.
Curse Pandora… again.
Get distracted looking up the environmental problems caused by paper plates. Decide to just curse the dishes and wash them.
Realize it is now 6 o-clock.
Fill the tub for a magnesium oil bath.
Get distracted by kids.
Realize you over filled the tub and the water went cold.
Drain the tub, while cursing the water heater for being too small.
Mix up a quick chocolaty treat.
Get kids ready for bed.
Realize you forgot to mix up the bread from the sourdough start you fed this morning.
Feed it again and vow to not forget in the morning.
Read kids a story.
Talk and laugh with them.
Tickle and love them.
Fall asleep beside them.
Wake up at 1 am from a toddlers foot landing on your face. Ouch!
Try to roll out of bed.
Realize that you are indeed still very pregnant…. 3 more weeks…
Take the toddler to her own bed.
Go back to sleep.
Start all over tomorrow….
Do you ever have days like this?