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The Trials of a Busy Mom

Nothing, honey. I’m just sitting here at the computer.

I hate it when my kids ask me what I do all day.

Isn’t it obvious?

I keep this place running!
I do the laundry,
I clean the toilets,
I grind the wheat,
I bake the bread,
I buy the birthday presents,
I clip the coupons,
I shop the sales,
I buy the groceries,
I buy the socks,
I wash the socks,
I look for the socks,
I mend the socks (ok, I don’t really mend the socks, but I do occasionally mend OTHER things),
I take kids places,
I pick kids up from places,
I organize the fun,
I carry out the fun,
I go to meetings of all sorts (PTA meetings, Relief Society Presidency Meetings, planning meetings),
I volunteer at the school (did you not SEE me in your classroom grading spelling workbooks?)
I volunteer more at the school, (skirts? Remember the skirts?)
I volunteer with the PTA,
I vacuum,
I dust,
I wash walls,
I unload the dishwasher when certain children forget to do it before they go to school,
I go visiting teaching,
I weed the flower beds,
I plant the flower beds,
I plant the garden,
I plant the garden AGAIN when my garden dies from a late spring snow,
I unclog toilets (OK, I may not be the best toilet unglogger in the house, but I do unclog my fair share)
I paint bedrooms,
I organize and reorganize,
I switch our phone plan to try to save us money,
I call the repairman,
I wait for the repairman,
I host playdates,
I get books from the library,
I try to find the books that go back to the library,
I pay the library fines,
I plan the vacations,
I try to win the vacations,
I make breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinner,
I clean up from those breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners,
I sew curtains for your bedrooms,
I sew curtains for other people’s bedrooms,
I help with homework,
I read with kids,
I help with the piano practicing,
I gently remind the kids to do the piano practicing,
I drive the kids to the piano lessons,
I drive the kids to sports and sports practices,
I schedule the dentist and doctor appointments, then drive kids to those, too.
Sometimes I even exercise.

I’m not perfect. Sometimes, I admit, I sit and watch tv. Usually I stand and watch tv while I do some of that other stuff.
And yes, sometimes I blog about all of this.

So when you come home from school and say, “What do you DO all day, Mom?” and I look at you in befuddlement, do NOT say, “I know, I know, you were Blogging.”

8 Comments

  1. I love this, but it made me tired just reading it! Our daughter asked me the other night why I don’t go to bed earlier and I told her I have too much to get done. It must have been 10 p.m. and I was still trying to put things away, transfer laundry, and pick up the kitchen… I told her that if I didn’t do it then, it wasn’t going to get done. And they wonder why we’re tired….

  2. One of your best posts ever.

  3. And you didn’t even mention that you maintain the sacrosanct family calendar, where if something isn’t written down, it doesn’t exist!

    🙂

  4. I’m exhausted just reading your list. You do A LOT more than I do. You are amazing!

  5. Well, I don’t do it ALL in one day, sillies.

  6. Yes Paige…but you do do a lot! And as for sewing curtains for other kid’s curtains…I finally hung Jacob’s and they look great! Thanks again!! You ARE the best! :o)

  7. I tell my daughter that I hang out, watch iCarly, and play the Wii. I’m just mean like that.

  8. I think my list is like 4 items, you are superwoman!

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