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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Day I Tried to Take a Shower

So the day started out innocent enough.  The husband had the day off and we both woke up super early {say 5:30 a.m.}.  The house was quiet.  Since it was his day off I told him I was going to go on my walk early, right now, while everyone was still sleeping, taking advantage of him being there to watch the kids.

It was a beautiful morning for a walk.  Cool, damp from the rain the night before and quiet. I walked for an hour and came back home to everyone awake.  The husband was making "dippy" eggs and toast for breakfast so I immediately sat down and ate with the kids.

I announced, after breakfast I'm going to hop in the shower.

Well, after breakfast it was time to take the oldest to school.  The husband took him and I watched the girls, cleaning up after breakfast and letting them play.  When he came back, we decided to tackle our home office, with the baby napping.  You can see how we turned a closet in our home office a few years back by reading here.  As you know with any computer area, it soon becomes bogged down with papers, bills, lots of dust and well, crap.  I found lots of crap.

During the shredding of copious amounts of paper, I again announced once we are done sorting, that I was going to take a shower.

During this time our internet guy came, as I'm pretty sure our wireless router is on the fritz. I'm sure I looked beautiful.

Pretty soon it was time to pick up the oldest from morning preschool and get lunches started.  I prepped a salad for myself and the kids ate ham sandwiches, fruit and cottage cheese.

While eating I announced I was going to take a shower once lunch was cleaned up.  Yep! {everyone said, they agreed I was stinky}.

After lunch it's rest time in our house, the two oldest don't always sleep, but the baby definitely does {and heck, sometimes us parents do too}.  I thought I'll just sit outside and read a bit while the house is quiet.  And I didn't want to be loud in the back hallway where everyone's bedrooms are.  I remember thinking, "I'll shower at 2:00".

So, 2 p.m. comes and the baby starts crying.  What?  She never wakes up this early.  Never. So I go to her room, rock and sway, rock and sway.  She's completely uninterested in going back to sleep....so out to the family room we come.

The shower is again put on hold.

Pretty soon everyone is up, everyone needs a snack, and the husband declared "I'M GOING TO GO BUY THE PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN".


Did he not remember all I've wanted to do ALL DAY is take a shower?

So, he took the older kids off to the nursery and bought our tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, onions, cucumbers and various herbs.  And because it seemed only fitting, we had to plant everything RIGHT NOW.

Because, why not?

I soon find myself on my hands and knees in the garden digging holes, finding worms and placing plants.  And simultaneously cooking/prepping dinner {because that is what us garden mamas do}.  Only I would decide to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes on a day like today. What was I thinking?

So in between kids fighting, me covered in dirt and dinner finally in the oven....I really needed a shower.

I had also planned to meet someone at 5 p.m. who was buying some of my old maternity clothes {tear}.  I literally had about 30 minutes to shower before I had to meet her.

I HAD to shower.  I certainly was not going to go meet a stranger looking like this.

So finally 10.5 hours later I got the chance to take a 7 minute shower.

Mamas out there you are not alone.  We all have days like this.  They are long, hard and exhausting. Just know that there are many of us in the same boat.

P.S. - the rest of our day went like this - {5:30 p.m. - Dinner}, {6:30 p.m. - tball practice}, {7:30 p.m. emergency trip to urgent care 15 minutes away}, {9:00 p.m. - arrive home with meds in hand for our middle girl's ear infection} and {10:00 p.m. - I finally get her to sleep}.

In the waiting room at urgent care, with her "comfy" blanket and all.

Remind me to wash that blanket tomorrow.

Maybe in the shower?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Beth @ Sawdust and EmbryosMay 6, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Lol! Story of my life! This post is a perfect representation of motherhood. :)

  2. Yep, I am sure you are not the only Momma to have to put herself last :D

  3. Kelli @ The Sustainable CoupleMay 6, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    I love posts where we get a little glimpse into your life. Keep it up :)