Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Night Leftovers - Goodbye Patience

  • It's been a rough week, especially the past two days.  Nothing in particular, but I feel I have lost my patience a little more each day this week.  It will come back, it always does, this I know.
  • This week we took a walking adventure.  We loaded up the three monkeys, the wagon, and some water and headed to a paved trail.  We pulled the wagon a good two miles and returned to the van to then head to a playground.  The monkeys wanted to run, and so we hit the track and it was one of those moments where I was living outside of myself and just smiling and embracing it.  I can't explain  shoes the feeling I felt as I watched and participated with my family running around the track on a beautiful day.  
  • On a whim, I picked up these small bag/purses for each of the girls that have chap stick, lip gloss, body glitter, and nail polish.  They smell delish and glitter from top to bottom (don't worry the nail polish was removed).  
  • The new shoes I bought have to be returned, which is inconvenient.  They are supposed to fit shoes comfortably without a problem, but that was not the case.  I put the insoles in and after walking a few minutes I took them off and threw them in anger.  The stupid insoles were making my feet slip and no matter how tight I tied my shoes they wouldn't keep my feet secure.  
  • I need to get this off my chest as well: If you are a mother and wish for more days away from your children and do not want to be responsible for them every day for the rest of your life, than you should have never had children to begin with.  Part of being a mother is being devoted to your child/children and putting aside many of your own wants and needs.  With that said, I think all parents need a little time away to unwind and rejuvenate.  And another thing: this is a vent about someone IRL who can't fathom having to be responsible for her children for the rest of her life, because "Like, when am I going to get my haircut?"
  • Finally, I think the monkeys are fighting a sickness and I really hope these booger wiping days are short.  
  • was not a good week.  But, it will get better. 
As always, stop by Danifred to see what others are bringing to the table this week. 


  1. Your third from last bullet threw me for a loop...I want/need days away from the Crazies, but I don't think that means that I shouldn't be a mother. Wait...did I read it correctly?

    Oh, and people are stupid...don't you know that already? ;)

  2. Stopping by from FNL...glad you said what you did re: mothering. I struggle with infertility and would love to have a houseful of kids driving me crazy for the rest of their long and loved lives. Agree, all parents need a break at sometime, but this attitude is hard to see/hear when you treasure the children you have, or don't have and wish for.

  3. Sorry that your new sneakers didn't work out. It's nice that you had a nice day walking with your family though!

    I have an ex-friend who was a "part time" mom and it blew my mind how she put herself out there as Super Mommy when she only sees her kid once a week or so and has even pawned him off on days that she does have him!

  4. Yep, part of being a mom is always being a mom, even if you do get a few days off here and there to rejuvenate and recoup. It's the never ending, always "on" job.

  5. Ooh, that would just burn me up. Obviously we ALL know it's not easy to squeeze in a haircut but I would not have it ANY OTHER way. I love my kids so much and I can't imagine NOT having them in my life (and making it crazy LOL) now!

    That sucks your week has been crappy but you can only go up from here! ;-)


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