My Life

I swear I just closed my eyes and now it’s time to get up.
How is that possible?
I’m still sore from yesterday’s workout; how am I going to push my muscles again today?
It’s so freaking early.

How are there 20 emails in my work inbox? I just cleared it last night.
I don’t have my lesson ready for this morning’s class.
I have so much work to do it’s not even funny.
It’s so freaking early.

Time to get the kids up and ready for school.
When I open the boys’ bathroom door, I’m disgusted.
Didn’t I just clean it yesterday?
Why are boys so smelly? Why can’t they hit the toilet?
Is that a bouncy ball in the toilet?
It’s so freaking early.

Time to go out the door, kids!
Have fun at school! I’ll miss you!
Time for a workout and a shower.
Then there’s work to be done. So much work to be done.
Is it time for bed yet?

Why is there so much dog hair around here?
I just swept the floor yesterday!
How did all of this crap get piled up on the kitchen counter?
I just cleaned it off 15 minutes ago!
Why did the previous owners pick white tile for the 3-season porch?
The downstairs bathroom reeks. Do the boys every hit the toilet?

Kids are home! Time for my second job to start.
There is so much paper. GAH! Go away paper!
Why didn’t you eat your lunch? That Babybel shit is expensive!
Another parent homework for Kindergarten? Are you kidding me?
You need a 2-liter bottle by tomorrow?? We don’t drink 2-liters!
Shit! The book report is due tomorrow? Why do I even have a calendar?
Practice your piano. Time for soccer. Get your scout uniform.
What’s for dinner? I should have gotten something out of the freezer.
Where’s my wine?

Time for showers and baths, brushing teeth and stories.
I hate this scoliosis brace with a passion.
I hate putting it on you. Not just because it’s a giant pain in the ass but
The Guilt.
How do you sleep in this? You are so much stronger than me.

Time for stories.
I love reading you stories.
Will you please stop messing around with your brother?
Hold still! Be quiet and listen.
If you don’t stop talking right now, you’re going straight to bed without stories!
Matt, seriously, quit getting the kids wound up!

Everyone’s in bed. It’s quiet.
Time to read. Thank God it’s time to read.
Hello, Kindle. I love you so.
I can’t keep my eyes open.
Time for sleep.
Take a minute to thank my lucky stars for this crazy life that I love.
My life.



15 responses to “My Life

  1. I am so with you on the bathroom thing.

  2. I am exhausted after reading this. I think we all live this life. How do we survive? It is a wonder.

  3. Well, it’s good to know I’m not alone. This is all to familiar to me, exhausting isn’t it. You are not alone, how do we function as mothers. I certainly have no clue!

  4. Wait, this is MY life! Are you spying on me or something?

  5. My life as well. My kids always say, “Mom what are you going to do when we move out?” I told them I am pretty sure I can find something to fill the time. I know it is crazy but in 20 years we are going to look back and miss this craziness.

  6. LOL! Oh how I understand it!

  7. How do you find time to write?!
    Neat format šŸ™‚

  8. i love this post. it’s even arranged in a way that shows chaos and exhaustion and constant motion!! that is so the mom’s life, right there. i am with you in each and every stanza!! we fall into bed at the end of each day and get up to rinse & repeat. but you’re right…’s a crazy life and we do love it. šŸ™‚

  9. “Where’s my wine?” – Ha! That is me, many nights.

  10. Sounds a lot like my days. Glad to know I am not alone šŸ™‚

  11. It’s weird, you could have changed the names and it could be my life — I especially understand the bedtime with kids and husband part!

    And yet, like you, I try to count those blessings.


  12. This is what EVERY parent should read.

  13. I knew it. I knew it! We are all in the same freakin’ boat! Some days I think are just wasted on chores, nagging, and work. Stupid responsibilities.

  14. Babybel: yes.
    Dog hair: yes.
    Dads winding kids up at story time: yes.
    Kindle love: yes.
    Sleep deprivation: yes.

    Yes, yes, yes!

  15. Oh honey! The pee that NEVER seems to hit the toilet??? Yep, I laughed ’til I cried there cuz’ it’s so my life too! Eli asked me tonight why my toilet never looks gross. Cuz’ I can hit the bowl buddy! xoxo

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