Friday, January 12, 2007

It's raining it's pouring..mommy it's boring

Well here it is Friday afternoon on a long weekend for some of us and it is raining. Not only that it's supposed to rain all weekend long. Now if it was just me I would love nothing more than a long rainy weekend to do nothing with. But unfortunately it isn't just me. I have four very active children and an enormous dog with no place to get rid of all their energy. So I might as well just give in and let them jump on the couch and litter my floor with toys that they will only play with for five minutes before discarding. So let the fighting and bickering begin (although technically it already has) and for good measure let's toss in a couple of I'm bored's as well. I have a feeling I will be saying an awful lot of Hail Mary's this weekend. Hopefully praying to the blessed Mother will give me the strength and patience that I know I am going to need. Meanwhile maybe those videos I rented will finally be watched this weekend by me and my hubby. I can hope can't I.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Grocery store gamble

You never know when you have to go the grocery store with young children what the outcome will be. You may win by having the kids on their best behaviour or you just may go bust when they are just not cooperating. Take this morning for example, it really looked like today was my lucky day. But then we got to the dairy aisle. My phone rang and it wasn't someone who normally calls so I thought I'd better find out what was wrong. Well in that short 60 seconds my 4 and 2 year olds put more yogurts in my basket than I could have imagined. Not to mention that it was during the same 60 seconds that my husband called...Oh wow what a mess! That short 60 seconds of distraction on my part took me about 4 minutes of restocking not to mention lots of looks from other shoppers. Mainly older people who found it amusing and other moms with children who were just grateful it wasn't their children this time. So once I restocked the dairy aisle me and my children continued on our with our shopping. Such is the life of a mom with young children in the grocery store.

Monday, January 8, 2007


We all know that Monday's are the hardest day of the week. Especially after a long vacation or weekend. But lateley it seems that they really aren't so bad. I am not sure why. I am still just as tired when I wake up and I still have the same long lists of chores to do and get done. Somedays I even manage to get through them all. But Mondays don't feel much different to me than the rest of the week. I guess that is a good thing but maybe it's because I am staying home and don't have to actually brave the traffic and an office. It's just one more thing for me to appreciate my husband for isn't it. Every Monday he gets up at an ungodly hour to leave the house way before dawn while I am still soundly sleeping. I am positive his Mondays are still just as awful as they can be. I will really have to make a point of reminding him again how much I love and appreciate him and all that he does to help me so my Mondays aren't so bad. So for my husband and the other Mondays that do seem to be a typical Monday all I can wish for is a fast week and a slow weekend.