Friday, August 19, 2011
Here's what I'm wondering (besides "is it ok to post deep, thought provoking questions about motherhood instead of pictures and anecdotes of our recent summer vacation because I'm too tired to sort through everything and I feel like day to day stuff is too boring to blog about?")
You know those moms who do fun stuff with their kids all the time? The ones who take pictures off it all and blog about it and then say stuff about how they love spending time with their little ones because they're only little once and you've got to enjoy it and blah blah blah blah blah.
The fun moms.
Do they have housekeepers? Dishwashers? Weed pullers? Personal chefs? Laundry folders? Unlimited amounts of time, energy and patience? Kids who take three hour naps every day? Husbands who are independently wealthy and stay home all day too?
Do they not feel lazy? Is it just me?
What am I missing?
Do their kids know how to play by themselves?
When do they get anything done?
Are they going to stop doing fun stuff now that summer's over and their little ones are back in school? Mine aren't back in school. Too little.
Does this mean I have to keep trying to do fun stuff instead of folding laundry until they're both in first grade?
I build Lego stuff with Danny.
I pretend to chop him in half with my light saber.
I play tea party with Cate.
I read her books and eat the fake waffles she brings me.
I do stuff.
The fun part is that if Cate sees me playing with Danny she wants to play too. So I let her and then he gets sad that Cate's taking my attention. Same thing goes if I'm playing tea party or dolls or whatever other girly thing she comes up with. I can't win. Somebody ends up stomping off grouchy (sometimes it's even me).
If I don't clean bathrooms, wash dishes, fold laundry, sweep floors (I'd say scrub floors but I haven't done that in ages, who am I kidding?) at some time other than 9:00 at night when they're in bed then I'll be a crazy lazy mess of a mother.
And nobody wants that, now do they?
Plus, I've got to shower and get dressed too. I need time for that. Do I really have to wake up before the kids (and for some strange reason that's been earlier and earlier lately) or am I allowed to use their waking hours for that? I know they don't think I'm allowed because they either come into the bathroom while I'm taking care of business or pound on the door if I remember to lock it.
Am I crazy to think that this was easier when they were babies?
Am I just too old?
Is it too soon for another vacation?
Posted by Cathy at 4:53 AM