HELLO! Back-to-School routines are in full effect. Kids are fed, bathed, and off to bed by 8:00. So now all is quiet and Mom can rest. BUT MOM!! Mom is finishing her to do list. Now to the PRO MOMS that have everything perfectly mapped out and can dash into bed too. . .whoopty doo! For the rest of us that finish up laundry, set out clothes, check your calendars, etc. Girl, I feel your pain! But really, what’s a few extra minutes awake at night worth you ask. It’s worth a few more minutes of sleep in the morning. Now What!
Now for those of us “Work-at-home moms,” we often use the kids bedtime as an opportunity to work! This is imperative because you also have to get all of your errands run and cook a well balanced meal (Pun certainly intended. You cook whatever you feel l like cooking.) before the afternoon carpool. So yes, while Perfect Patty is all nestled in bed. Work-at-home Wilma is sitting in front of a computer with visions of incomplete tasks all dancing in her head.
Of course. . . then there’s Dad’s need. Because let’s be honest they only really have one need. I’ll just drop this right here on that note: How Often Do Parents Have Sex? . #sexisnotabadword #butmom #yesmomisawake #sleepwhen #momtigue
HELLO!! Let’s be clear. . . I am not an elephant AND I am forgetful. (I’ve often wondered how we know an elephant never forgets.) A few days ago a fellow Mom posted that she forgot to pick her child up from camp. She was lugubrious to say the least. This is a totally normal feeling. However, Moms to the rescue! You are not a bad mom because you forgot. Truth be told forgetting a child is admitted less often than it occurs. This is the case because it is more socially acceptable to forget your keys, phone, wallet, debit card, passwords-but never children. Yeah Right! It happens to the best of us. Ev
en if you just temporarily get away from them in the store. It happens. In fact 65% of parents state that they have temporarily lost a child while out.( How easy is it to leave a child behind?)
Funny story. My niece, Olivia, was temporarily lost in her own home. Her parents had called the authorities and initiated a neighbor
hood search party. This entire time Olivia was between the mattress and bed frame ASLEEP. So yes, IT HAPPENS!
I have personally been headed to my car after church and then realize “WAIT! I need to get Josiah from children’s church.” My mind was so focused on the next steps that I did not process the details of the steps. Needless to say he is fine, Olivia is fine, and my friend’s daughter is fine. In fact neither of the little lads even realized there was a problem.
No worries mom! We are doing a great job. We have found our kids, they have on socks (or at least shoes) and all is good in the world!