Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm tired!

I'm nearing the end of the kids' naptime so I finally have a moment to sit down and blog a bit. I'm tired. Whoever thinks that stay-at-home moms sit on the couch and eat bonbons all day...well, they are dead wrong. I've been up since 5:15 this morning. In addition to the usual tasks of making hubby's lunch, feeding the kids lunch and breakfast, getting the kids dressed, playtime with the kids...this is so far the "extras" that I've done today:

- Took a toddler and preschooler grocery shopping (That, by itself, is enough to exhaust anyone.)

- For the freezer: baked a dozen Banana Flax Muffins, a dozen Corn Dog Muffins, and made a batch of slow cooker Chicken Taco filling

- Prepared a marinated pork tenderloin (currently in the fridge) for supper tonight

- Vacuumed the basement, guest room and steps
- Cleaned two bathrooms
- Washed, dryed and folded 5 loads of laundry (including guest room bedding and hubby's work shirts)
- Swept and mopped the kitchen and living room

A lot of this is in anticipation of a visit from my mother-in-law tonight (which I only found out about LAST NIGHT after supper!) I bit off more than I could chew with the freezer cooking, but I already had planned on doing that today before I found out about the MIL's visit and I had the ingredients all ready to go.

While I think we all strive to be "super mommies", it really is exhausting. There are still items on my "to do" list that just won't get done today. No matter what, I will never get all of the cooking done or the house in perfect order. But hopefully my family will be happy and comfortable in our home - and that is all I can ask for.


  1. My goodness, I got tired just from reading about your day. :) Mom's always try to be super woman, it's just how we're wired. Pat yourself on the back, you done great.

  2. Being a MOM is exhausting. Period. Whether you're a SAHM or a mom who works outside of the home like me (I think we need an acronym too :), it's just plain hard work.

  3. You got a lot accomplished! :-)

    I'm a bit jealous that you still get naptime. My kids are 2 and 5 and the 2 year old usually naps but the 5 year old is the one I probably need a break from. LOL