It's crazy. It's busy. It's loud. And it's... crazy. And I wonder every day how my mom (and yours) did it. Seriously. How did they do it?
They all had lots of kids. They were involved in PTA. They all offered countless hours of service to church activities. They were taxi drivers, and soccer moms, and even took us to the school rollerskating parties. Dance class. Piano lessons. Girl Scouts. Sporting events. Camping trips. They read to us, played games with us, AND cleaned the house. I had dinner every night, breakfast every morning, and a homemade lunch EVERY school day of my life. (And let me tell you, it was delicious.)
How in the holy hannah did they do it all?
I keep thinking that one day I will get used to a busy life. That I will acclimate. That it will feel normal. That I won't develop a headache when think about the week ahead. And that the next time Jack dumps a new box of cereal all over the kitchen floor, that it will be funny. (Because today it wasn't at all funny to me.)
Because instead of handling it all like my mom did, I become forgetful.
"Oh sorry, I totally forgot about that meeting."
"Crap! I was supposed to pick up from preschool today!"
So I look forward to my days when I don't have to be somewhere by a certain time, and I can lounge in my pajamas, and answer the phone only if I feel like talking to that person. A day when no one has anything scheduled. No soccer game, no preschool, no piano- oh wait, we quit piano. No choir. No volleyball tournament. No church meetings. No school meetings. Just a beautiful sun-shiny day all to ourselves, without any demands on our time. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it?
So here's to hoping for the day that I will develop the same Super-Human-Super-Powers that my mom had, combined with Donna Reed's charming mother instinct. And be THAT kind of mom, instead of The Mom that is reaching for the ibuprofen when I find out about a soccer meeting that is scheduled on an already booked up night.
Feel free to leave any advice in your comment... I'm sure it will be helpful.
And in case you were wondering- I had a really great birthday!