Category: mommy humour

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Sick Family, Tired Mom

sick kids, tired momLast week was a rough week but I kept going. However this week I’m struggling to keep my head above the work load. Don’t you hate when that happens?

On the first day of the last week my 4yb complained about a stomach ache. He moped around and finally, 2 hours later threw up on the kitchen couch, kitchen floor and down the hall to the bathroom. This happened many times for several hours during the night before he started with runny bowels. The next day he was fine.

But then my 2yg started complaining about her stomach. And the party started.

The next day she was as good as new, but The Husband came in late that night complaining about his stomach. And…you guessed it. Even though I didn’t have to hold his hand and bleach down the toilet every time he went to the bathroom, I still missed out on sleep as I lay privy to the loud gurgling, rumbling, house shaking sounds echoing in the toilet bowel. He laid around for half a day and by the evening he too was as good as new.

Later that night the 16yb, 11yb and 6yb  were all running to the bathrooms to puke up their little guts too. From 11 pm until 5am my husband and I went back and forth bleaching, cleaning, washing clothes, and rubbing sweaty foreheads.  By 5am I was so exhausted I didn’t care if they puked in their beds and rolled around in it. I went to sleep!

Despite all of this I still prepared for 2 upcoming speaking engagements. I still did some writing on my book. I still did a teleseminar. I still coached and signed up 2 new clients.  I still blogged.

High five and kudos to me! I took my vitamin C crystals and probiotics every few hours and never missed a beat.

So why am I dragging this week? I’m not physically tired, but mentally I can not make myself get to work! Even this blog post is a vain attempt…

What do you do when you can’t quite get yourself together?

Keep Track of Kids With Facebook,Twitter

My first born child just turned 16! He shows great signs of maturity and is very mannerable but when he leaves for college in 2012 how will act then? Oh the power of social media!

If Momma Ain’t Happy…So What?

I’ve found that the saying, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” to be completely UNTRUE! Why do people say that? My children, who love me dearly, could care less if I’m happy or not. They’re children, their very nature is selfish determination.

After schooling my children all day and carrying my 22 months girl in a baby wrap on my hip, I expect to sit down at night-arms free-to get some work done. However, as soon as I sit down my baby girl wants to sit on my lap; I try to redirect her to the couch, to her chair, to her brothers, to the television but she crys and crys.

I whine, “Please, Tatianna go sit on the couch with your brothers, pleeeease.” She stands there crying undeterred by the rejection.

I put on a strict face, “You can’t sit on my lap, so you’re just going to have to cry.” She does her fast action, run-in-place cry. If she could do that while not crying she might be able to win a  silver medal in the Olmpics! Her feet are super fast!

When I try to explain, “I can’t have you on my lap, messing with the computer and throwing my papers on the floor. You’ll have to go and look at t.v.” (educational of course) She hollars and pulls at her hair.

When I pretend to cry I am very much aware that I can easily cross over the pretend line and start boo-hooing and pulling out my hair too.  I’m feeling like her, but with grown up, pent in frustrations! But she is totally oblivious to the looney-bin-line-in-the-sand that I’m about to cross. Her screams come out in even higher pitch shrills!  Her running feet takes her in circles and she yanks harder at her hair. It’s hilarious…if you’re not a sleep-deprived mother under time constraints.

I acquiesce and pick her up. As soon as I do she gives me an adorable smile, squeezes my neck with a sweet hug, lays her head on my shoulder and wimpers  “Tank you”.  I feel the love oozing from her little body and begin thinking about how mean I am to reject my young baby girl. I start to berate myself as a mother for putting my work first last, at the end of the day. I should wait until they are all asleep like a decent mother. I should just wait until they are grown….and right in the middle of my guilty tirade she spins around in my arms around and starts banging on my computer keys like a happy, little monkey!

I’m going to change the saying to “If momma ain’t happy, so what! Just keep screaming until you get what makes YOU happy.”

Oh well, at least one of us is happy.

What about at your house? Do they really care if momma is happy?