Monday, July 14, 2008

The most accomplished I have ever felt...

So, for the past two months (today is Sam's 2 month birthday! UNBELIEVABLE!) I have been a stay at home mom, and it's easy to say that some days are harder than others. The worst is when it's 3 p.m., I have yet to shower or change out of PJs and the house is a wreck... and I feel like I have got NOTHING done for the entire day.

Then this morning I took a brief few minutes to really examine my day... and realized that I have probably accomplished more by 9 a.m. than most people do in an entire day. I'll elaborate.

  • I woke up at 4:45 a.m. after SIX glorious hours of sleep... thanks Sam!, then fed the baby.
  • Then, we laid in bed while she stared at the glory and wonder of our mini-blinds. For 30 minutes.
  • Next, I finally coaxed her back to sleep about 6:15.
  • I woke up at 6:45 a.m. to Addi handing me her snack. Which was a box of Argo Corn Starch. I am still thankful she asked for help.
  • I went downstairs to get a suitable replacement and returned with a breakfast bar, peanut butter-filled pretzels (the whole container), fruit snacks, and milk.
  • Then I went backstairs and got her gum so she would stop screaming.
  • Got back to my room and found the ENTIRE. CONTAINER. OF. PRETZELS. all over the bedroom floor.
  • Cleaned up pretzels and took another paci away from Addi.
  • I was then force-fed the breakfast bar.
  • Next, I cleaned up gum off the pillow.
  • Then, I swallowed the gum to stop her from digging it back out of the trash. Learned that lesson the hard way.
  • We watched the Wiggles. And I fed Sam again.
  • By now, it was a blazing 8 a.m., so I made the bold move to shower.
  • I got back OUT of the shower dripping wet to investigate the screams coming from my room. TWICE.
  • I finished my shower after 5 full minutes. And I brushed my teeth in there too... gotta save time!
  • I mopped up the bathroom, which was now covered in water.
  • I rescued Sam from Addi's grasp and lectured her again on NOT picking up her sister.
  • I got half dressed and realized the rest of my clothes were downstairs, so I ran down and let out the begging dog.
  • I ran over and shut the downstairs blinds and wondered if my neighbors saw the first 3 trips I made.
  • I came back upstairs and found Floppy, Addi's not floppy dog, utilizing the breast pump.
  • I contemplated taking a picture but figured his dignity was already compromised enough without evidence.
  • I picked up Sam and went to change her pants.
  • When I got back, I found Floppy covered in diaper rash cream.
  • Cleaned that up, and then got screamed at until I diapered the poor guy.
  • Ran downstairs to grab the computer b/c I forgot to send directions to my friends who are coming for lunch.
  • Realized we have no food for lunch. Hmm.
  • Wrote this blog...

    Man. I really am super mom.

    DANG IT. PRETZELS JUST DUMPED ON THE FLOOR AGAIN. Off to Ebay to see what small children are going for.

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