So here I was thinking who's brilliant idea was to make our day 24hours? I know, I know..the scientific reasoning behind this, but did anyone ever bother to ask a mommy what she thought of this?
I mean 24hours is not even barely enough time to accomplish all that we have to do in a days work. So we are supposed to sleep at least 8hrs in a day, so really that leaves me with 16hours to do things? Really are you sure? Have you accounted, showering, toilet breaks, preparing meals 3 times a day and eating, what about snacks 3 times a DAY!!? What about cleaning up after eating and the dishes and chasing little ones to change diapers, wash and dress them...well by now I only have 10hours, oh and did we forget to pick up toys, check email, pay bills, check mail, ship out and do laundry and clean bathrooms and floors, never mind the dusting,organizing, weeding out outgrown items. I'm down to 5hours left now. Well if you're in my house picking up takes a bit more, since Miss Joss seems to never ever find what she is looking for on her first try, now I have 4.
The rest of this time is spent catching our breathe, running to catch the phone before we miss the call, picking up spills, kissing ouies, wrestling kids to nap, pick up once more, squeeze in some Motrin for this body ache, teach some manners and some grammar while we're at it, getting kids from bus, helping with homework, guiding kids back to homework, breaking up fights, kissing more ouies, re-directing kids to go outside to play, greet dad when he gets home and have him watch kids while I can clean up again...get them showered and ready for bed, teeth brushed, kids room picked up once more, read a book, say our prayers and tuck them in 10 times before they finally "pass out" . By then this mommy just wishes her day was shorter so we could all go to bed earlier, even though now after 10pm she finally has enough time to do something for herself,nope not yet, here comes the baby who woke up once more and by then it's 11pm , but now she is too tired to do anything and has less than 8 hours left for sleep, so she hurries herself to get ready for bed, brush her teeth, turn everything off, check her munchkins once more before going to bed and in hopes that maybe, just maybe tomorrow during the day she can find 15min or so to do something for herself.
Phew! I'm exhausted, I need a MAID...so what did you do today?
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