Is it just me? Or was MamaKat a tad late in getting the prompts out this week?
I didn't even see these until this morning!
Could be me! I don't know!
1.) Write a limerick.
2.) Normal is...
3.) Describe a memorable camping experience.
4.) What's the best thing that has happened this week?
5.) Did you have a childhood hideout? Where? Describe it.
6.) Words that hurt me.
I choose #2
Chaotic mornings, kids arguing, everyone racing to complete the things that weren't finished the night before. I wake up with the boys at 6 a.m., THEY ARE BOYS... how long can it possibly take to get ready in the morning? I mean REALLY!!!
We have to leave the house by 7:30 to make it to school for Will by 7:50.
We don't go to school in our city, so we need to get on that freeway...ideally... by 7:35.
You would think it would take MAYBE 20 minutes for a boy to brush, dress and eat breakfast.
BUT, because they didn't get their clothes out the night before, or fill their backpacks,
they have to run around.
I have stopped nagging them to do what I want the night before and in the morning. It
is no way to live life. They know what needs to be done. If they make the choice to dawdle, I have a solution.
Now... I just calmly get my keys... rattle them, start my car, pull out of the driveway, idle for a minute or two, THEN they get the message that I am driving to school with or without them.
If I ever have to drive to school without them, (sometimes they think I won't leave without them, and I have done it before when one of them refused to hurry) I will march up to their admin. buildings and call them from there, and let them know they had better call a cab to get their butts to school, because if Mama comes home and finds them there... they are gonna wish they were in
It cures the ailing dawdling child for quite some time.
He didn't call a cab, he called is Nana.
Whatever... it worked for a while.
So that's morning...
During the day... I HAVE THE ENTIRE HOUSE TO MYSELF...
I clean, work my Pampered Chef Business, run errands, blog...(LOL), write pages for my books, field phone calls about our catering business,
and start prepping dinner at 2:00 p.m.
At 2:40, My day really starts... and then it's
Mama Taxi for the rest of the night.
Three Baseball practices, one Basketball practice,Tae Kwon Do, Dinner,
Homework, Showers, Bedtime.
The next day... it starts all over again.
I love my days home.
I was with kids in the house for 10 solid years and I feel like
I really need to savor this alone time now.
I will lunch with my friends, get my nails done, garden, sweep the pool.. whatever I want.
I have my husband to thank for that.
Never a day goes by that I don't Thank God for him and how he takes care of us.
I know this sounds backwards nowadays... but he gets a hot meal every night, and I don't
nag him to do housework with me. He fixes everything and builds everything.
So that's normal, as far as a typical day goes.
Not terribly exciting... but the kids and hubby make it all worthwhile.