I find it amazing that as a single mom..
working to make ends meet,
keep the house together,
have time with the kids..
that in just one short day I can go from hero to villain,
then back again....
Today..in a 12 hour time frame...
I watched my daughter cheer lead her first game!
(she is 8 and she has found her calling...)
I got home and yelled at the kids about their rooms..
I hate to yell! I do..
but ugh! I ask and ask and ask..
I then take the kids to volunteer at a local nature center for an hour,
In return we all get free tickets to Disney!
We come home..
we wash the dog...
this takes three of us and TWO leashes..
and we still don't get it done right!
BUT, there was great team work involved!
We WON the battle with the alpha dog!.. a step..
and then I begin the arduous process of stripping, cleaning and resealing all the grout
in the kitchen and bathroom floors...
OK..this made me a hero to me!! first Do it yourself job ever!!LOL!
then...take the kids,
to get Chinese..
on the way we have a conversation
son and 2 daughters..
about a woman's time of the month as my 10 year old brings it up..
gets quite complicated I must say...
and my 8 year old pipes up about what she heard 'sex' was..
and my 12 year old tells me he is HORRIFIED that I will be
having the 'talk' with her on any level..
and we have a wonderful chat as a family..
about not the normal 'on your way to Chinese stuff' for most people,
but pretty normal 'on your way to Chinese stuff' for us!:)..
we get home..
I put another layer of sealant on the floor..
dish up the Chinese..
and watch a GREAT movie with the kids!
(second hand lions!)
We laugh and cry..
I then send them to bed..
been a good, full day..
and as I am putting ANOTHER layer of sealant on ALL this grout..
youngest comes out for water WAY past going to bed..
and I end the day on a 'VILLAIN' note!
and then wonder..
how does one person
do so many different things,
feel so many different ways,
and experience so many different emotions all in ONE day??
No wonder I am ready for bed..
welcome to mommy hood, huh?