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!