One of Those Weeks

It’s one of those weeks when I need to clone myself – twice over. Every night this week we have at least two things on, sometimes three, and I just can’t be everywhere at once.

Lately I have said more than once – probably to the same people, I apologize for the repetition – that I always thought life would get a little less busy when the kids got older and we didn’t need to be so hands-on with the dressing and bathing and packing of stuff and wiping of butts. But I was wrong – now it’s worse, I think, in that no one naps and all three kids have their own set of activities and schedules, and now Sir Monkeypants and I spend a vast amount of mental and physical energy running between ski club and piano and outdoor ice rink maintenance duty and birthday parties, trying to stay on top of everything. It’s bananas.

I have four different schedules on the go around here, and about five “to do” lists, all with critical items. My head is spinning and almost every surface in my office is covered with sticky notes. Plus, of course I am sick. Of course.

All this is to say that if you haven’t heard from me lately, I’ve possibly suffocated in sticky notes, but that doesn’t mean I don’t care. I miss the world! Maybe I’ll be back…next week.

6 thoughts on “One of Those Weeks

  1. Blah. That’s my contribution. Tuesday is my favorite day because no one is home for about 4 hours straight before all the same kind of stuff you mention happens here, too. So instead of doing my to do list, I’m sitting here reading blogs. I’m tired.


  2. lvsconsulting

    I’ve also had that thought – it should be easier now that the kids are teens and able to feed themselves, dress themselves, do chores, etc, Shouldn’t they need me less? but no…they need me more but in very different ways. That said, i’m enjoying this more than the younger years. Good conversations, interesting to hear how they view the world, keen to see how they develop and become adults… Good times all around – even when it’s crazy busy and sniffly. Get well soon!

  3. Get well soon, Lynn! and as lvsconsulting said above, they don’t need you less, they need you differently in this phase. Sigh… if we’d only read the fine print in that childbearing contract!

  4. I agree, it’s way busier when the kids are at this age! Add to this my new teaching schedule, my husband working a ton, and it’s nuts. But good nuts. Because I’d rather be busy this way than wiping butts!

  5. Yep. And then they get into the REALLY big stuff. You’ll have to help them choose Master’s programs, deal with car accidents, help them sort through the friends committing suicide or doing drugs and then talk them through broken relationships/hearts, when your heart is breaking for them. And then you wish you and your husband could just drive them to a hockey rink again to make them happy. This parenting gig is not for wimps.

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