supermomdoesntlivehere

Because motherhood will never be a perfect science

Another Mother’s Day 

Here’s to hoping you all had a wonderful Mother’s day or you made it a special day for any mother figures in your life.

I love the breakfast  (not in bed) and the handmade crafts and cards that say “You’re the Best Mom Ever!” I love the extra hugs and kisses and being able to sit for five minutes and feel like a queen.

Yup…

Before the sibling quarrels kick in and the hubby is cranky from “slaving over a hot stove” and mom duties must be resumed…

Sigh…

I vote for Mother’s WEEK. One day just isn’t enough. 

Who’s with me?

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Finally…but not quite

You know the excitement you feel when the kids are finally in bed and you actually have a chance to do something for yourself?

Read that book

Write that story

Watch that movie

Call that friend

Then you wake up at 3:30 in the morning and realize you fell asleep on the couch as soon as you sat down.

I think that’s known as an ‘epic fail’…

…or motherhood. 

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The Diva…

The Diva had her 10th birthday recently. 

“Mommy, am I close to being a teen now?”

“Nope, you’re far away. Far, far away from being a teen.”

What?

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She’s how old?

So the Diva will be ten years old in a few days.

Yes…TEN!

How the hell did that happen? 

Ugh!

She’s growing way too fast. She’s confident, cheeky, funny, loud, quirky and knows too much for her own good.

She’s so loving and drives me up the freakin wall!

Why is she growing up so fast?

Who the heck does she think she is? 

Losing all that baby fat; walking and talking; riding a bike; a scooter and a skateboard. Playing soccer and measuring herself against me to see how tall she is. 

Ha! Joke’s on her since I’m short anyway.

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My eye…my eye

So…

Woke up Wednesday with a small bump under my eye

“Put a warm rag on it” my husband said barely looking at it…so I did 

Thursday it was a bit bigger 

“Put a warm rag on it” my husband said barely looking at it…so I did 

Today I look psychotic with this huge thing under my eye. 

My husband looks at me in horror and says…”is it contagious?”

“Yes it is and I was sleeping on your pillow last night”…I said

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Weekend Blues

It’s another Sunday afternoon and I’m trying not to wish that tomorrow wasn’t another freakin Monday. I mean seriously…who invented Mondays anyway?  What purpose do they serve other than to remind you that the weekend is over and cover you in a blanket of the “I don’t wanna go back to work ” blues? Can we just skip to Tuesdays where we say “Ok…I made it to Tuesday. Not long now.”

Then Wednesday is ‘hump day’ and we can see the finish line. Thursday we’re practically salivating because Friday is just within reach. 

Then it’s FRIDAY!  Thank all that is lovely and bright in the world!!!  We made it…oh yes we did!

Enjoy that 2 days of anything but work. Which includes swimming lessons, soccer games, gymnastics, hockey or whatever sport your kids play. Oh…did you think you were gonna fit a hair appt in there or get your nails done? Ha! Silly girl! Did you buy groceries or pick up the milk your hubby forgot? Run some more errands why don’t you? By the way, the kids have a presentation due that they forgot to tell you about. Aren’t you the lucky one? Why is your eye twitching? Yes, the left one.

Okay, finally everything that needs to be done is done…or shoved into a corner. I won’t tell. Time to relax and enjoy a little ‘me time’. Until you realize that it’s Sunday evening and you have to prep for work the next day.

You know…for MONDAY. 

Another freakin Monday. 

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New Year 2017

Here we are in a new year!

It’s 2017! How amazing is that? 

We survived…

Another year of parenting our beautiful children. The babies,  school agers, preteens and teenagers. 

Tantrums, tears, runny noses, boo boos, rebellion, little spills, big messes, sibling fights and the temporary loss of your sanity…on a fairly consistent  basis.

We did it.

…and now we get to do it again for another year.

Stop crying and get a glass…I’ll get the wine. 

Happy new year! 🙂

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day…

The day after all your stress and anxiety have come to fruition.

When you realize you spent too much money for one day and you promise yourself that you won’t  do it again next year.

When you realize how spoiled your kids really are and how blessed you all are.

When you realize you’ve eaten way too much and worked out way too little.

When you admit you’ve had a little too much wine but you aren’t ready to commit to less just yet…because there’s still New Years to come.

When you try to decide if you’ll brave the shopping frenzy or sit at home in an “I’m not doing a thing today” stupor.

When you’re husband takes a 4 hour nap and your kids make you play all of their new board games for 5 hours.

When you look at all the leftovers and think…”What the hell are we gonna do with all this food?”

When the day seems long then all of a sudden it’s time for bed.

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There are days when I feel like an elastic band being stretched between motherhood, marriage and balancing a relationship with my parents. If I stretch too far one way I may break and if I don’t stretch enough another way someone’s feelings are hurt. Some days I feel a bit brittle as if the elastic may snap.

Good thing I’ve got chocolate, wine and good friends. All the things you need to keep you flexible.

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It’s Friday…

It’s Friday after 5pm.

Need I say more?

Pass the wine please.

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