As I sit here this cold and early Monday morning feeling sick from a sore throat, extremely overwhelmed with a huge wanting to curl up in my nice warm bed, I look around this house and just want to RUN.
All I see are things left for ME to do...finish painting a house that we moved into 3 months ago, clean the house which is a complete disaster because I spent MY weekend painting a kitchen and a hallway...with NO help!! Everyone just walks on by all the things that need to be done as my to do list gets longer and longer.
I can just hear their thought process when they see something that needs to be cleaned up...
"mom will take care of that"
A few days ago I witnessed my 13 year old daughter trip 3 fricken times on a kids jacket that was thrown on the floor while coming home from school. She walk over it once and fell flat on her a$$. She got up and laughed and again, 2 minutes later, ran over this jacket and again fell flat on her butt and yet again did not bother picking it up. The 3rd time she fell I yelled "do you think maybe you should have pick it up and put it away the 1st or 2nd time you walked over the jacket" and she just laughed and walked away...leaving it again for me to pick up!! (I'm not sure if I should be more concerned about Kailyn not picking up the darn jacket or the fact that she walked over the stupid thing 3 times and fell...have you ever heard of looking where you are going)
Anyways this example is a daily, hourly, minute to minute occurance in this house. Just because I, mom stays at home does not mean everything is left up to me to take care of. Today Cara is home sick, which means I have a sick T1 with two other children who just can't seem to get along. I don't understand how a 3 and 2 year old can have some much hatred for each other but they do...very bizarre!!
So today I will need to juggle taking blood sugar checks every 2 hours, snacks and liquids upstairs to Cara, lunch and insulin, while breaking up a million and 2 fights between the babies, take the dog outside to do her business, clean the 4 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, one very destroyed toy room, a kitchen, while trying to paint the whole main floor. Oh and don't get me stared on the laundry in this house...unbelievable. Of course all of this WILL NOT get done today...because I'm only human and to all those who think other wise here is a little something I wrote for you:
My name is Nicole, Nic or Mom and I am only human,
I don't have 8 arms to do 8 things at one time. However I think I do multi-task quiet well...thank you very much.
I don't run on the wonders of Duracell batteries that keep going and going and going. However if you do figure out how to recharge these batteries please fill me in because I'm running on empty and I'm due for a recharge.
I don't have a photographic memory...yes I forget peoples names, I forget where I place things, I forget a lot. Sometime you may even see me standing in the middle of a room trying to figure out what the Hell I was doing?
I don't have the ability to read minds nor do I have the ability to control them!
I don't have the super power ability of healing, although I do have a pretty mean "everything will be OK" hug and kiss.
I don't have the patience of a Saint...or for that matter any Saintly qualities. ( I'm not quiet sure if "Saint" is a capital "S" but I thought I should cover my bases)
I don't have the ability to run at lighting speed getting everything done that I need to in one day. However that would be fan-fricken-tasist!!
I don't have the astonishing ability to duplicate myself...you only have one of me.
I'm just one, exhausted, over loaded, circular running, to many things on my plate, headache having mom of 6
and because of this, the one humanly power I do have is LOVE and people tell me that LOVE will get me threw anything?!?!
So here's to LOVE...now lets see how well it paints my walls and cleans my house :)
Have a great MONDAY!!