How Do You Mothers Do It???
I'm temporarily holding down the fort here at the ranch, it's giving me a small taste of what it's like to be a mother.
And I just have one question for all you mothers out there; how on earth do you do it all?? I don't even have any toddlers to keep up with, yet I can't seem to stay caught up. Just taking care of the animals is a full time job in itself, forget about the dishes, bills, laundry, housework, cooking, gardening, outside projects and a billion other things that also need to be done! And free time? Sheesh. I'm beginning to think there is no such thing!
There might be a couple days during the week that I am mostly caught up, and I can relax a bit. Than there are other days that I forget to eat. And I'm not even kidding!
A friend called me the other afternoon and asked how I was.
Me: "Well, apart from being physically exhausted, a pounding headache, and feeling like I might faint any moment...GREAT!"
Friend: "Have you drank any water today?"
Me: "Umm..nope..I don't believe I have....I forgot!"
Friend: "Do I need to start texting you, reminding you to eat and drink?"
Me: "Yes please!!"
That's the sad truth of it! I'm too busy running circles around myself trying to get my To-Do list for that day knocked out and I totally forget important stuff like you know eating. *sigh*
I have small celebrations..like when I finish the laundry! Only to go in the laundry room 15 minutes later and find a pile of clothes at my feet. Some jobs just never cease.
I've come to the conclusion that all my clocks (including the one on my phone) must be seriously messed up. No sooner do I look up and it's four oclock! Wha??? It was just 9:00 in the morning! Your lying!!
Sleep has become a sacred thing. And no matter how much I get of it, it just isn't enough. The days of being able to "Night-Owl" staying up into the wee hours of the morning are over. I mean seriously, I cannot even stay awake past 9:30 P.M. without turning into a pumpkin.
What's really fun is on the weekends when all the kids (okay...maybe they are actually my older siblings and their girls...) come down and hang out. I not only have mothering duties, but also chaperone duties. And did I mention my siblings are not early birds? But rather full blown night owls? Well they are. And on weekends I just run off of adrenaline. Nights of staying up past 2:00 A.M. and getting up at 6:00 A.M. get old real quick! I mean honestly, these kids have no compassion on my poor nerves!
Mondays..Mondays, I am worth exactly 0%. As soon as everyone leaves for work I jump back in bed until the sun comes out and I hear the animals screaming for breakfast.
I've had women ask me before, "What exactly do you do?" What's funny is they are totally serious. Being out-of-the-house moms, running hither and there in town and or working jobs, they seriously have no clue what stay at home mothers do. When I get asked that question, I just smile and reply: "Oh, you'd be surprised!"
So yeah..you mothers out there, pat yourself on the back; 'cause your a special kind of awesome and my hat's off to you!
P.s. And all you women out there looking for a weight loss program, it's called "Mothering".