Friday, April 25, 2008

TGIFriday?




Well, it's Friday - I don't understand why that's such a big deal! Oh yeah, it's because the work week's over and it's relax time on the weekend! Wait - how come my weekends are just like my work weeks?? Whoever thought being a stay-at-home mom was such a hard job?! I can honestly say that I don't know how I used to handle working full time outside the home and still managed to get anything done around here! My job is home - and I'm always behind!!! The laundry's never "finished"; as soon as I fill the dishwasher, I turn around and find a counter full of dirty dishes; as soon as I mop the floors, they're dirty again; and don't even get me started on picking up the toys!! (I swear I think they multiply like rabbits when you have your back turned!) I don't know how my sister always seemed to have such a clean house with 4 kids! I don't stop picking up, putting away, cleaning, or washing from the time I get up until the time I FINALLY crawl into bed (if I'm lucky that's before 11 pm - but I'm not ususally so lucky). And on top of all that there are always errands to run, owies to kiss, books to read, games to play, coloring books to be colored in, homework to help with, meals to fix, buttons to sew, I could go on and on.
So I'm listening to the radio this morning and they're all "TGI Friday!! Woohoo - it's the weekend! What are your big weekend plans?", I'm thinking to myself - maybe I need to get me one of those job things, then I can celebrate Fridays too! Because my Saturday's are just like my Tuesday's, and for that matter my Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's too! The only day I really don't do AS much is Sunday - but then again - have you ever tried getting 6 kids ready for church, then loading them, your mother-in-law and sister-in-law all in 2 vehicles (because even the SUBURBAN isn't big enough anymore), sitting through church with a restless 2 year old, who would rather dance in the aisle or kick the seat in front of her, then draw quietly and eat her plethora of snacks that you've so thoughtfully -yet in vain- packed to keep her "busy"? Well, don't try, you may hurt yourself.
Instead of Fridays, do you know what I look forward to? Bedtime!! I long for bedtime like a kid longs go to Disneyland! I really do, and that's so sad! I cannot wait to crawl under my covers and lay my head down so I can just be in the same place for more than 5 minutes! You know, for awhile after I had Hailey - I thought maybe there was something wrong with me, like I had "Chronic Fatigue Sydrome" or "Mono" or something! But then I realized that I'm just suffering from Chronic Mom Syndrome!

So, for all of you who can enjoy it - go enjoy your Friday!!! I'll be looking forward to my bedtime!

3 comments:

Aubrey said...

Heather - it's Kim - I have to comment under Aubrey's blog because I don't have one! How would I have time to blog too?! I don't know how you do it!!! Props to you! But being a stay-at-home-mom IS the best job ever! Don't ever regret staying home with those little guys - 'cuz they grow up and leave waaay too fast!
You're a great Mom! Keep on keepin it all together - your Fridays will come - I promise - and then everyday will feel like Friday-AND you might wish you had some little ones around again...(MAYBE)
Love you,
Kim

Florene said...

Heather: I still am amazed at your strengths and your writing skills! You can paint the most amazing puctures. You are a born writer and should pursue that one day!

I agree with Kim -- one day those little ones who walk all over your feet will all too quickly be gone and you will be left with the most amazing memories. You are a winner!

Love you, too,
MOM

Anonymous said...

Heather,

You have a lot more on your plate than I do, but I did relate to your life as a mom. I never feel done cleaning the house and with Cameron, his diaper seems like it is always full and his tummy empty. :)
Isn't it crazy Parker and Lexie will be going to Kindergarten soon. Parker was only two when I met you. Hailey wasn't even born yet and now she is three-years-old. Lexie is excited to go to her Birthday party this weekend. She has her princess dress all picked out. The invitations you made were adorable!
Your blog was fun to read and look through. Maybe I'll have to start adding to ours. The poor guy, he spent the time making it and his own wife doesn't even have the address memorized. :( I should go leave him some comments on our blog.
It was fun talking to you this morning. Sorry if I stay to long at you house sometimes. I just really enjoy talking to you. So...I guess it is your fault if I stay too long? :)
See you later,
Carolyn