Worn out is an understatement. Can I just be completely honest for a few moments? Walk with me, here…
So, Mondays are already tough enough…after enjoying a weekend of relaxation (only because the weather forced it on me) it was time to get back into swing of things. You are all family now, so you know I have:
Three children to send off to school every morning. Three different schools. Three different times.
Yup, you heard that right. Oldest leaves at 6 am, middle leaves at 6:40 am and the youngest leaves at 8:45 am. I’m driving to/from bus stops all week because it’s COLD, answering calls from the school nurse and/or teacher, taking time helping my little guy with homework that doesn’t get turned in because he “forgot,” going back and forth to the grocery store because I have a sixteen year old boy that thinks every food item is bought specifically for him so he eats it all with no consideration for anyone else in the house! (Takes a breath) Yes, I know that was a run-on sentence, but I had to get it out the same way I was thinking it.
So, all week long it has felt like the beginning of the week…kind of like that movie Groundhog Day, where every day that the main character woke up was the exact.same.day. Spoiler alert: It turns out it was up to him to change his decisions and the day would change. Of course, this was after days and days of things going completely wrong. I guess this week was my “groundhog day”. I am making a conscious decision to make tomorrow different.
I am convinced that women are superheroes…my husband doesn’t really enjoy multi-tasking. He has to focus on each task one by one. Must be nice. What’s funny is that my children know this and if he is working on something they leave him alone. I can be working on my computer, and all at the same time my daughter is reading me a poem she wrote, my oldest son is telling me about a show he watched, and my youngest has walked from the vicinity of his dad allllllll the way around the bed to ask me to open something for him. Sigh… I have just learned to embrace this superhero status, take each day as the Monday it is and keep my house running smoothly.
So, to all of my fellow women – mothers in particular – just put your cape on and wear it proudly. The world would clearly crumble without us in it. Yay us. Make the best out of your “Monday” tomorrow and try to take some time to rejuvenate on the weekends…because when the following week starts that cape better be washed, pressed and ready to go!