Sunday, January 17, 2010

One among many

I think in an attempt to keep this blog interesting, I write about the interesting and abnormal days. It just occurred to me that I might want to remember what a normal day looks like, in my life right now. Most days nothing cute happens with the kids. Most days, we don't have the birth or death of an animal. Most days we don't explore exotic locations.

No, most days we groggily get up to do the must-do's. The alarm goes off, and I'm too tired to get up, so I hit snooze a few times. I didn't go to bed on time the night before, like I said I would. The house is 58 degrees, to conserve energy. My hair is a mess, my eyes swollen, I have to go to the bathroom, and my breath smells bed. Who writes movies scripts where the stars have a loving make-out session the moment they wake up?

So after I drap myself out of bed, I get the kids ready for the day. This includes making 4 bowls of oatmeal in the microwave. Some like me to stir the oatmeal for them, while others freak out if the raw sugar isn't like a blanket on the top. It happens to be Sunday, which means I have to scrounge around to find some clean/decent looking clothes. That's not a small feat for 4 people!! Then comes the hair! Bed hair is not something that will be present in heaven!

Somewhere along this time, the whining starts. Many questions fly my way. Then, when one kid asks me something that the other doesn't agree with, the arguing quickly follows. In the last minute, literally over ten questions have been flung my way.

Anyways... I didn't have time to finish this post.. but I was going to put a more positive spin on it. For now, I just don't feel like finishing it...

8 comments:

Jill said...

Jessica, I always love a good reality post! It makes the rest of say "oh good we are normal!" Love how you do the oatmeal different ways! Hope it works out to see you guys, that would be so fun!

Nancy Sabina said...

Wow, that's a pretty depressing post. But honest. Most days are just mundane.

Jessica said...

Wow. That does sound depressing. Well, I guess it kind of shows my mood while writing.... I feel better now!

Amber said...

I didn't see it as depressing at all. Just real. And real life isn't always exciting or fun or happy. Sometimes life just is. And I appreciate a post that shows that.

Renée Campbell said...

Oh yes a fabulous trip to NYC is definitely in order!

Renée Campbell said...

Wow, a trip to NYC is definitely in order!

Majo said...

That's life for most of us most of the time.

PS I always thought it made a big difference to put Sunday clothes out the night before. Saves time and it saves arguments. Would be even better if you could do the hair as well, but alas :)

Wendy said...

Well at least now Idon't have any more unrealistic expectations that maybe the whining/arguing might be getting better when kenzie gets older.....

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