Mommyhood is NOT easy. Let’s just get that straight. And while I’m doing the best I can (most days), other times I’m not so sure. For instance, yesterday? I wanted to go to the gym? And I couldn’t figure out how to do that unless I didn’t have to take kids. So I paid them each $1.50 to clean SuperBoy’s room. It was a disaster zone and I didn’t want to touch it. Is it bad that I paid them? By the time I got home – I had done my workout, and the room was clean! Ta-Da! (Don’t worry, Mr MIP was home working – so he was with them.)
And now we’re wondering what to do about the flu shot. Should we get one? Should we get them the H1N1 shot? They are giving them away free around here in the next couple weeks. You just don’t know. One person says it’s a political ploy, another says 21 kids have died from it in Illinois. Middle Child woke up dizzy and has a slight fever today. If you were the grandparent of my children, what would you be telling me to do?
And what about practicing? My daughter rebelled everytime I told her to practice this week. So finally I just stopped telling her to. When it was the night before lessons, she is crying at the top of the stairs at ten o’clock at night – mommmmm….can i practice nowwwwww? No, I said. Get in bed.
The next morning she practiced quickly before her lesson and she did fine. You just get so tired of pushing everyone around you to do anything – it’s why my favorite trait in a person is self-motivation. Thank you for taking care of it yourself. Love ya!
Would you have let her practice??
Maybe I’ll just get back in bed. Cartoon Network does a fine job of mothering without me.