9 more sleeps.
This morning I kept mumbling that to myself in my head whilst trying to get the kids up and ready for school. I’m pretty sure I mumbled it out loud after telling my 3 year old, for the fifth or sixth time to please go use the potty (because inevitably if I don’t remind her then she waits until she is fully dressed and then suddenly remembers she has to go), I said it out loud and clear after explaining to my 6 year old that YES he must put clean underwear on everyday…even if he doesn’t happen to take a shower that morning…HE MUST PUT CLEAN UNDERWEAR ON! And what is so hard about changing one’s underwear anyway! UGH!
Oh and let’s not leave the 4 year old out of this, who took 5 minutes to decide exactly what it was she wanted for breakfast. Like she literally just stood there…staring into nowhere while me, her mother, is about to lose her shit!
It didn’t help that I was awakened for the third day in a row waaaaaay before my alarm was due to go off and when the light started to shine through the blinds and I peeked through them, and what should appear???…..CLOUDS! Everywhere CLOUDS! NO SUN!!! It’s the end of March and it’s 27*F when we left for the school run.
Which brings me to my teenager, who has his driving permit. He took it upon himself by getting in the car before me this morning and decided that he was going to drive the school run. As you can see I am still here to write about it but let’s just say that his parking skills are in need of help and I am quite certain that the bottom of my front end has some lovely new scrapes from coming in contact with the curb. **sighs and grits teeth**.
9 more sleeps.
This is when a long awaited and much needed, KIDLESS vacation begins. I have checked the weather where we are going and the day after our arrival it is supposed to be 86*F and SUNNY!!! And you know where I am going to be? Laying by the pool, basking in the glory of that sunshine. With sunscreen of course. And a cocktail. And no one saying “MOMMY, MOM, MOTHER, MOMMY, MOM…???”
Now yes, I know that this is going to be the longest I have ever been away from my kids, and I know that I am going to miss them because even when I have a mommy day in the city for 1 day I miss them, but today I am not sure if my cycle is getting ready to start or I am just plain in motherhood overload but 9 more sleeps can’t get here fast enough!!!
*Disclaimer: Love my kids to infinity and beyond but today is a “let’s cut the shit, motherhood isn’t always a bed of roses, sometimes it’s more like a long walk on a bed of legos with bare feet” kind of day!
One nerve away from crazy,
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