Monday, August 18, 2014

I Didn't Make My Bed

I've been making a really good effort lately to try and make my bed every day.  I want to set a good example for my kids.  They are kinda messy humans, who barely keep their bedrooms clean let alone make their beds.  One day I was "instructing" them to clean their messy, messy room.  Then I walked into the bedroom I share with my husband.  Mess.  Crud all of the floor.  Things strewn about.  Bed not made.  Time to practice what I preach if I want the kids to follow suit.  So far, I'm pretty proud of my effort to keep it tidied in there.  There's clutter in there.  But it's organized.  Our organized clutter as I call it.

Today I did not make my bed.  I've walked past it 20 times at least telling myself I need to get it done.  I did tidy a few things in there that were irritating the ever loving crap out of me.  Didn't touch the bed though.  It's 4pm right now but it doesn't feel like it.  I can't decide if I should feel like I've only been up for an hour or if I should feel like I've been up for days.  It's a toss up.

What have I done since I arose at 8:15am this morning?  (And yes, I got up at 8:15.  It's summer break, people.  My kids know to be quiet or suffer the wrath and Mallory plays with her toes.)  I did Mallory's trach cares, fed her, changed and clothed Quentin, yelled at the other kids to change out of their dirty night clothes, drank a coke, changed a poopy diaper, talked to my husband about his doctor's appointment and some other photography related things, went through Quentin's registration paperwork to make sure I had it all filled out, put Mallory down for nap one, balanced my check book, wrote two back to school checks, panicked about money, put Quentin's dragon costume on him, changed another poopy diaper, got dressed (no shower), brushed my teeth, put my hair up, gathered my things and drove to Quentin's school (20 minutes one way), registered the beast, drove back home, dealt with a photography website problem, filled out a questionnaire for an upcoming family party... 20 questions times 8 peoples' answers, fed Mallory lunch, spent time printing out forms for Tyler's registration, filled out said paperwork, microwaved old nasty Hamburger Helper for my lunch which only had meat left in it because I only like the noodles, had another coke, changed another poopy diaper, started a load of laundry, put Mallory down for nap 2, dug a DVD out from under the couch, dispersed additional items into the kids back packs for the ever anticipated back to school day... in two weeks... AND now I'm here... writing this blog.

I could make my bed now I guess.  But what for?  In three hours I'll probably be in it.  To all the productive Momma's out there... hang in there!


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