Being a mommy is a full time job! Or at least that is what people have been saying for years, but when your kids have a more active social life than you that means your full time job has mandatory overtime.
My six year old has football practice three days a week and games on Saturday, on top of school every day. And my two year old has gymnastics every Saturday morning and is a full time diva every day. When I want to breathe I have one of them yelling my name for something, “Mommy, come clean my butt, Mommy come cover me up, Mommy come change my station, Mommy come feed me, Mommy I don’t feel good, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy.”
If only I could change my name to something unpronounceable then I could sit in peace for hours.
I try to work off systems, to ensure order in my house and make sure we all don’t go crazy… especially me. I tend to wash clothes on Saturday and make sure everything is folded and put away for the week by Sunday. I like to iron school uniforms, as well as, my work clothes for the week so I am not stressing at night ironing and trying to figure out my wardrobe for the next day.
I wake up daily at 6am to get a head start on getting ready because my facial routine alone is about fifteen minutes. I wake my son up at 6:30 and my goal is always to be out the door by 6:45, which never happens – but 6:50 isn’t too bad, right? My son arrives at school by 7:30 to get breakfast and be in class by 7:45, I drop my daughter off at 7:40 and then I head to the metro to get to work by 8:30. I am literally an uber in the morning for my children. After work there is of course football practice, then home for dinner, bath and bed.
Fortunately for me I have my mother around to help with homework after school so he isn’t up until ten at night. Of course once I get them in bed I just want to sit on the couch and unwind with a glass of wine and watch some television but reality is 6am will come faster than I know it so I have to hurry and close my eyes as well.
As much as being a mommy can drive one to drink and to the yell a lot, I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about it!
It has taught me a lot about myself, especially my strength to endure days on end with only four hours of sleep… who am I kidding, four hours is on a good night. My kids think I am a superhero and although some days this superhero feels like her strength is leaving her body, she finds some way somehow to push through it and put her cape on to fly to the next task at hand.
I will always take pride in being a mom because moms know no bounds when it comes to their children.