Thursday, October 23, 2008

Writer's Workshop....And Yes, I am Feeling Better....

First of all, I want to say thanks to all of my blogging friends and your words of encouragement..... They are all things I "know", but just sometimes need to "hear". I need to hear and be reminded that it's ok to be overwhelmed and that it's ok to feel like I want a day off...I'm only human!!! Anyway, I did get most of my stuff done last night-- helped the kids finish their homework, unloaded the dishwasher (even though, I really wanted to wait one more day so our cleaning lady would do it), put away most of the laundry (only towels left) and even had time for some playing with the kids..... Although, I will admit, it was a cereal-for-dinner night; I just couldn't resist. I woke up feeling much better since most everything is done and I don't feel like I'm buried and I really hope I can stay out of that funk...I hate it!!!

Today is Writer's Workshop again.... Head over to Mama Kat's to check out everybody's "assignments". I chose #1: I'd walk a mile for a nanny/housekeeper/personal chef for one week (shoot, I'd even take it for one or two days). It would give me time to refresh and be taken care of myself, without having the worry of managing everything at the office and at home and at the kid's schools. I would have them help with all the kid stuff (homework, dinner, baths, dessert) and for once I would get to be the "fun one"...the one who gets to play with them and not be the meanie because I'm stressed out. The housekeeper could pick up after us all day and make sure that when I come home from work, the house is spotless and the laundry is done EVERY DAY (we have a cleaning lady now, but she only comes once a week). And the chef....well, first of all, he needs to be a hot chef so I can enjoy watching him cook (and yes, I do think Joe is hot too...and I do enjoy watching him cook too--- but this is my dream right now...let me enjoy it). He would make all of my favorite dinner meals, make the kids lavish breakfasts every morning, and make their lunches to be the envy of all the other kids.
While all this sounds wonderful, I do find a few problems that could arise: 1) I would get bored, I just know it. I get bored when the boys go to their dad's house and I'm only looking after Angie, 2) the kids would be too spoiled by it and when it all ended, I couldn't live up to those expectations and 3) I would be too spoiled by it and be bummed once it ended. So, I guess the moral of this; the lesson I am supposed to learn is to enjoy the life I have been given. Enjoy the kids now, because before I know it, they will all be grown up and out of the house (hmmm....that still doesn't sound all that bad.... j/k) and I will miss the life that I have now!!!

19 comments:

Drama Mama said...

I feel ya girl! I read your ARRRG post and I had the EXACT. SAME. THING. happen to me last week. I felt like I was spiraling out of control! I am so overwhelmed with papers from school, cooking, cleaning, homework, deadlines, etc. I am a soon to be single Mom of three and I just get so crrrrazy! I have come to the conclusion that I am not...nor never will be... Mother-of-the-year!!

Drama Mama said...

By the way...there is a picture on my blog..that really shows how I felt!! Check it out for a laugh!

Jo-Jo said...

I am just jealous you have someone come in once a week! But my mom watches the boys and does the dishes and sweeps and always a load of laundry so...what am I whining about?

Diane said...

I feel your pain... I'm sure all mothers do. Being all things to all people really takes its toll. But I love how you see it in the end... that you wouldn't change it. Great post!!!

Jenni said...

I have been there too. This week. I think everyone has, but that doesn't make you feel better at the time. I think sometimes venting is good. I have been saying all week, "If I can make it through Halloween I will be good. . ." then I remember the week after Halloween is both my girls birthdays and my in-laws are coming for a visit! I guess I shouldn't wish my life away!

Michelle said...

Amen!

Los said...

I could use a maid at this point - we just put drywall in our basement, and spackled and dusted, and now the entire basement is ... well ... dusty.

La Pixie said...

oohh, a personal chef!! I never thought of that, but I would sooooo walk a mile for one.

I do have a cleaning fairy for my room. =)

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I would love a chef. thats a great dream. guys that cook are hot... well I'm sure they get warm in the kitchen

Weeksie50 said...

I am with you..
I don't even have kids..
But I would love someone to cook meals and clean my house for me all the time..

Indigo Children said...

glad you are feeling better. Sometimes accomplishing something can be the best medicine.

I need to get out from under this mess I've created and get some work done too :)

angie said...

I'd walk a mile for the same thing.....although I can't find any negatives. j/k

Kitty said...

A COOK!!! Oh my that sounds soo good! It's amazing the quality of food we settle for when we are too tired to make something real! Veggies anyone?

Gwen said...

What a great thing to walk for!!! Maybe I should redo my Writer's Workshop. :) Maybe we should have a million mommy walk so we could all get "help". :)

TattooedMinivanMom said...

It's hard to balance making time for your family and making time for your responsibilities. I think if it's not then your doing something wrong. You be completely normal girl. Hang in there.

April said...

I don't know if to respond to the comment you left me I respond on my blog or yours so I am doing it on yours. I asked my gyno if I needed to anymore and he said no unless something funky is going on down there. Most surgeons don't take out the cervix but my doc is old school and did which means no chance of cervical cancer. Thanks for the comment. It feels pretty darn good knowing people read my ramblings.

LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL! My first thought upon reading the "i would walk a mile for a" was sooo similar to yours! I would also walk a mile for someone to do my housework! :) I just can't seem to get with it and get it done. It is an overwhelming task. Especially when there are 2 that are too young to clean up after themselves, and 2 that are old enough but for some reason just can't manage to do it! Ugh!

Jaime Ann said...

Perfectly put!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Amen! I feel SO feel you on the overwhelmingness of life lately. What I wouldn't give to sleep in every morning until 10 and blog the rest of the afternoon.

Alas. I cannot.

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