Where have I been? Why haven’t I been writing? Well, I’m here to answer all those burning questions I’ve received from friends and devoted readers (I love both of you).
I do this every year. My kids go back to school and I think about all the free time I have and all the great things I’m going to accomplish. I NEVER remember that life turns into Nascar and I’m trying to keep up on a moped. I mean, once school starts, I’m bombarded with fundraisers and parties and tests and essays and ball practice and club meetings. Just look at my unmanicured nails to see how crazy it is around here. Ewwwww!
Between volunteering in all three of my kids’ classes, I’ve realized that I’ve possibly overextended myself. A few weeks ago, we had Grandparents’ Day and you should have seen me. I was running from room to room, making sure everything was perfect for all the grandparents. I wasn’t in charge, just a helper, but running between three classes plus trying to see my kids perform in the program, was insane.
A week later, I hurt my back and lived in my bed for two weeks. I told my husband I wouldn’t complain for a long time about having to do laundry or dishes or any of the everyday stuff. I was so anxious to get out of bed even if it was just to clean something. Well, a long time is apparently about a week because my back is better and I’m already overwhelmed and fussing about all the laundry.
I’m trying to get a grip on our schedules and just go with it. I guess what I’m saying is that I’m like a lot of other moms. I have a lot to do, very little time to do it and I stress over getting it all done.
But in the words of Joy, “Oh it’s gonna be did!”