Did you ever have one of those days where, no matter how hard you try, you can’t find time to sit down…even for a few minutes? Today was one of those days for me.
I don’t know how they happen, perhaps the universe decides to work against me on those days. For some reason, I was pretty tired when I woke up. Ok I’ll be honest – I was up late watching TV last night. I’m sorry!! The plan was that when the kids went down for a nap, I would lay down for a snooze too. We had nothing planned for the day, just a typical lazy Sunday.
I’m pretty sure that my kids had some sort of buzzer or alarm hooked up in my chair so that whenever I sat down for a rest, they would act up or say they needed something. Not just once or twice. Every. Single. Time! “Mommy I need to go potty!” “Mommy can you take my castle off the shelf?” “Mommy she won’t stop looking at me.” “Can you please get me a drink Mommy?” After half an hour of constantly getting up right after sitting down, I decided to be productive and take care of some chores around the house until it was time to put the kids down for their naps.
After golden hour had arrived (aka nap time!), I poured myself a nice cold cup of lemonade and curled up in my blanket for a short snooze. The moment I laid down to rest, our dog has an accident on the floor. I got up, dealt with the mess, let the dog outdoors to make sure he was finished and washed my hands. Twenty minutes after that, I laid down again…only to hear the cat urging under the table. She coughed up a nasty hairball…on the carpet of all places! I had to get up again, deal with the new mess, washed my hands again and twenty five minutes later, I laid down once more. After that the phone rang, then people began texting me, then the dog had to go outdoors again! Once everything had been taken care of, the kids woke up! I wanted to pull my hair out!
Needless to say, I’m very excited for bed right now. I’m thankful these sort of days don’t happen very often.