I was feeling like such a failure mom for my lack of doing anything productive yesterday.Ã‚Â You see, I had a massive headache (somehow related to that time of month.Ã‚Â Now instead of cramps I get mini-migranes and backaches) that 6 tylenol, 2 advil, a diet coke, a diet dr. pepper and a nap couldn’t cure.Ã‚Â So I didn’t get hardly anything done.Ã‚Â As I went to bed and was berating myself for being such a slacker, I realized that I did get a few things done, even in my pain filled state.
(In no particular order) I….
got the kids ready for school,
took the taxes to the post office so they would be mailed in time,
took John to preschool,
helped John “use” the potty 3 times.Ã‚Â And one of those times he actually did pee “in the potty”.Ã‚Â That using of the potty promted an unscheduled cleaning of said bathroom, and the mopping of the floor.Ã‚Â As I recall, it takes a while for little boys to develop aim with those things.Ã‚Â Shortly after he did use the potty, I got a whiff of him with a poopy pull-up.Ã‚Â When I said, John, are you stinky?Ã‚Â He ran screaming, “No, I’m NOT stinky!Ã‚Â Don’t change me!”Ã‚Â Oh the joys.
went to the bank to deposit some checks,
delivered 3 jewelry orders from a party I held a couple of weeks ago,
unloaded and loaded the dishwasher,
made lunch for John and Jenna,
put a load of laundry in the wash,
sent 3 kids over to pottery so they could finish projects started last summer,
took Natalie to choir,
read about 100 pages in a book that I had to get finished for book club this week (I think if I had taken a nap here instead of reading every free moment it would have helped the headache, but I just had to finish this book!),
heated up soup for dinner (truly a slacker dinner, here)
folded some laundry (not enough, by any means, but I started)
helped 4 out of 5 kids bathe and wash their hair and cleaned their sinks and counters while I was in there,
sent the 4th kid to shower after scouts.
Not that impressive of a list for the whole day, but as I looked back on what I actually did get done, I felt a little bit better about my slacker day.Ã‚Â It wasn’t like I was trying to be a slacker, it just turned out that way.
Today is the beginning of Spring Break here, and the kids are already complaining that I had the audacity to ask them to clean up their rooms on their “day off”.Ã‚Â I’m hoping for cooperative kids and nice weather and no headache so we can go and do something fun.