I don’t know about you, but by Friday I am both exhausted, and grateful. I am exhausted because it takes a lot of energy to get from Monday to Friday and grateful because we survived. The weeks fly by in a blur of breakfastlunchanddinner and gettingeveryonewheretheyneedtobe and don’tforgettotakecareofmom and mustfoldallthelaundry and there’snotenoughtimeinalltheworld.
And yes, those are all one word.
Then there’s the weekend. Remember when we were young and weekends were filled with a lot of nothing? Lazing around, maybe doing a few chores, reading a book, watching a bunch of TV, perhaps attempting some homework and then complaining about boredom?
It’s not the same as a parent. Oh no. Weekends are packed as tightly as the rest of the week and we wake up on Monday and start all over again.
No wonder adults get gray hair.
But in between all the busy, I always manage to learn a few things every week. Today, I give you five things I learned by Friday.
~ ONE ~
No matter how many kids I potty train, I will never learn to accept poop on the carpet with grace and dignity.
There will be cursing, for which I always apologize later.
~ TWO ~
There is NOT a manual for this job and just when you think you have something figured it, a kid goes and blows it all to crap.
~ THREE ~
No matter how hard it is.
No matter how much I want to cry sometimes.
No matter how many late nights or early mornings I have.
No matter what…I love these kids more than I can even begin to express.
~ FOUR ~
Sometimes, you just have to walk away. I did that this week and I am stinkin’ proud of myself.
Sometimes, it’s ok to let the others duke it out over something that isn’t worth the air you are breathing or the stress it may cause.
Sometimes, it’s ok to let it go.
And sometimes it’s the best example you can set for your child.
~ FIVE ~
Mom should never, ever oversleep.
Especially not on a day which requires Mom to find weather appropriate clothing. Or rather, discover that most of the children do not, in fact, own pants that fit.
It causes stress and anxiety for all parties involved.