I know. Not the most uplifting post title.
But I have a few things to unload. I’ve been in one of those mom can do no right modes this week. It’s summer’s fault. My brain is just already at the beach and NOT on reading notebooks and baseball games and washing uniforms. For some reason I’m just a little more spaced than usual this week. Is this you? Good. Let’s unload shall we?
1. I stink at organization
Some people keep things in their heads. They don’t need 23,576 post it notes or to do list’s. They don’t EVER use Siri to verbally remind them of their responsibilities. Let’s just say Siri and I are close ok? I don’t keep things in my head. They go in one ear and right out the other one unless I pick up a pen while the thing is in my head for those .24 seconds and write it down. If I don’t, it’s gone.
We have like 15 baseball games or some absurd number. In one week. It’s because of all the cancellations we’ve had the past few week’s but what the baseball people don’t understand is that mom’s everywhere are OVER IT. So, needless to say, I have notes everywhere for who has a game where and at what time or I will surely just skip them altogether. Which I have already considered.
2. I stink at staying on task
Case in point. Yesterday I told the boys I would bring them both lunch. Josh’s lunch is at 11:30 and Jake’s at 12. Since it’s the last week of school I was trying to do something fun. Josh is our sensitive one. His biggest fear is being left at school or me forgetting to do something I said I’d do.
So, Lila and I went to Josh’s Kindergarten graduation yesterday morning and then went to Starbucks. We were having great girl time, came home and started cleaning around the house. I decided to clean out the guinea pig cage(shoot me) and I got completely distracted cleaning up around the upstairs, listening to music and playing with Lila. When I finished she grabbed a popsicle and we headed outside to play. At 11:40. I looked down at my phone to see a message from another Kinder mom saying she had Josh at the school and he was really upset saying I was supposed to bring him lunch and he was afraid I forgot.
And these are the adorable faces I disappointed. Just put me out of my misery now.
I’m pretty sure I threw Lila in the car, popsicle and all, and broke several laws to get to the school. With no lunch. Are you seeing why this post is relevant to my week now? Good.
So, I walk in and the mom(who was a rock star by the way, loved on Josh and was so sweet) brought Josh to the office and he was all red splotchy face and I almost broke down with him. Yes son, mom stinks today. Not to mention all the office staff and other mom’s who had in fact REMEMBERED their children were watching me console my abandoned child. Good grief.
Then I decided it was a good reminder that mom’s aren’t perfect. We forget stuff and make mistakes and that has no baring on how much I love him. And so I bribed him with lunch out and we checked Jake out too. I took them to 3 different places to get food which seemed to do the trick. Boom.
this is an old pic but you get the idea..I forgot to photo journal our day yesterday, probably because I wanted to curl up in the fetal position and drown my mom sorrow’s in chocolate cake. Moving on.
3. I stink at correspondence
I know that’s a really old-fashioned way of saying I do not make phone calls or keep up with people very well. It’s actually something I’m really self conscious about and beat myself up over often. I just tend to be very independent. I know that’s not an excuse especially in 2015 when a text or email takes 30 seconds and an actual phone call is like unheard of. I stink at talking on the phone. I know I get focussed on my day and I just don’t check in with people I love. Or even people I want to get to know. I need to work on that. I love my people and I want them to know it.
I sorta get lost in my day. Am I alone in this? I feel like it’s so selfish and irresponsible so it’s on my list of things to work on. We all have them right? Right.
4. I stink at laundry
Ya’ll. I have yet to figure out a fool-proof laundry system. If you have one please share. I’ve tried every method and it never seems to work. There is ALWAYS laundry. And yes, my kids help. The boys put all their own clothes away and Jake does do laundry himself. But still, it’s like this black cloud always hovering over me(slight dramatization). It never goes away and I am NEVER EVER EVER EVER caught up. Can’t we just wear dirty clothes? Clean ones are over-rated.
5. I stink at crafting
I don’t craft. I just don’t. I wish I did. I also wish I had a better picture to post. But seriously this is the ONLY one I could find with evidence of me doing anything craft related. And this was painting my laundry room. And I bought the pain
1, I mean 4, years ago. Pathetic but true. Not my best look here but I don’t care. I stink at selfies too. Add that to my list.
I want to craft and do fun things with the kids(hang on now, we do fun things. They just usually revolve around being outside, because that’s my happy place) especially since I have a girl now and girls like that kind of thing right? So, this summer I’m determined to add a wee bit more “crafty” fun into our life, at least for Lila’s sake, and make it something I enjoy too. So load me up with ideas people. Lord knows I need them. Pinterest only takes you so far.
So, there you have it. Thanks for letting me unload today.
How bout you…what do you stink at? Go ahead, lay it on me. You’ll feel so much better. Promise.