Cute little outfits on perfectly manicured children. Children who stand politely off to the side and wait to be spoken too. Maybe even give a little curtsy?
God if this were true I would have eight more!
Do you want to know the reality of parenthood? A never-ending mess. I’m not kidding. You can break yourself cleaning all day long and I promise you those kids are taking mental notes on what to mess up first. Constant …. toys scattered everywhere, puzzle pieces in the corners, fingerprints on the walls (or a smushed bug or two if you’re really lucky!), discarded clothing – that was likely not even worn long enough to get dirty and little people cannot grasp the concept of a HAMPER, crayons, books, and stuff you never knew existed all piled around the house.
But wait ….. there’s more!
The local Drive-In opened today, and I thought we could all spend a normal evening together again, finally. We had fun, but the trip was anything but normal. It was just one more funnily unfunny reminder of how much the world really has changed.
I hate admitting this, but between work and chores, I didn’t always have time to play right when my daughter wanted me to. It was never because I didn’t want to, but it always felt like she asked at terrible times.
When I was elbow deep in dishes or raking the backyard — Mommy can we play a game?
Hello, fellow parents!
I hope everyone is staying safe and staying entertained! I’m wondering how many of my fellow parents have totally abandoned their routines? If you haven’t, how are you keeping the routines you have in place during the lockdown? I’m super interested in hearing from everyone, so please use the comment section below to let us know what routine looks like right now in your household.
People around the world are struggling right now. Nobody’s safe from the lockdown that’s upon us, but parents are taking a beating. Besides the obvious financial and educational issues, many parents are facing something more sinister bubbling below the surface — guilt, shame and embarrassment.
I had an appointment this morning. Yes — a real go to the office appointment. I won’t say I wasn’t nervous. That’s not the point of my story though …
Yes, I know the title rhymes.
No, it was not on purpose.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way, we can talk about the real issue here — maintaining a routine while the world is on lockdown.
Do you think there’s a future, in some timeline, where I will look back on this day and laugh. Laugh about the accommodations the Easter Bunny had to make because he had little income and nowhere to shop. Laugh with my daughter as she faces a similar crisis in a different way?
I look forward to that future …
Or do you think this will be just the first holiday, with many more to follow, that we spend in a new world?
Yesterday my family and I were spending a rainy day indoors. Outside it was pouring and inside we were all being lazy. The Man-Childe was playing his game, Buggy was Face-Chatting with her cousin and I was clacking away on the computer. Then my daughters scream broke the silence …
I was woken this morning by the sound of my phone ringing. The sound of the Man-Childe’s voice quickly followed, “It’s your boss!”
A million thoughts ran through my head and excitement creeped through the corners of those thoughts. Had some miracle happened whilst I slept like an Angel last night? Did the Corona virus pack up and leave us alone? Were we able to re-open? Had they found some hours for me somewhere?
I quickly answered the phone … Read more
I love the Man-Childe. I love my kids. That being said, I miss adult interaction so goddamned much.
Yesterday I ended up pouring my heart out to some lady in the craft isle of the Dollar Store. We’d both been looking through the crafts when she made a comment about having to keep her children busy … BIG MISTAKE LADY!
I instinctively made some guttural noise, I think it might have been a laugh, and held back tears as I confessed how hard it has been to keep my daughter entertained. I mean, this went on for a good five minutes. When I finally stopped bitching, the lady looked at me with pity in her eyes and then she did the same! Read more