Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day

Reasons why I totally deserved what I got on Mother's Day, which was fighting kids and being late to church:

1. I just did Avery's half birthday celebration at school, three months late.
2. For her birthday at school, she got a no homework pass, which I realized was useless because she hardly ever does her homework in the first place.
3. I swore at Carter during his haircut tonight.
4. I forgot to feed Sadie lunch and grabbed a handful of snacks when we had to go somewhere today.
5. I made Avery cry. Lots of times. 
6. Some of those times I then yelled at her for crying. 
7. I didn't blink when Sadie ate food she found under the table on the floor I hadn't slept for over a day.
Well, I probably blinked because I blink a lot because of my contacts.
8. It has been six weeks since I gave any of my kids a piano lesson, nine since I gave Avery one.
9. I never made Bill a birthday cake, and his birthday was three weeks ago. What kind of mom doesn't teach her kids that daddy's birthday is important?
10. My kids had to get school clothes out of the dirty clothes because I am about ten loads of laundry behind where I should be to keep my kids from going naked.
11. I didn't call my mom for Mother's Day until today because I didn't pay attention to the time, and it is two hours later where she lives.
12. I still feel like swearing twenty minutes after Carter's haircut. And the clippers are still on the counter with hair all over them, and I am waiting for Bill to notice and put them away.

Bill did make me cinnamon roll pancakes, even if he had to break the Sabbath because he didn't know we were out of eggs more than two-thirds of the way into cooking. 

I guess you have to break a few Sabbaths to get some eggs.

I realize that wasn't really funny. It really is a special day. Don't go buy eggs on Sunday. Unless you are making me a treat. 


  1. Bwahaha! That was hilarious!! Glad to know someone else has those kind of mom days too. I'm sure Sam's teacher thinks I'm a total slacker mom since we've had an especially hard time completing homework the last few months. And we've never been good at getting in his practice minutes for math facts. Yep, I'm a super great mom too!

  2. Just because your Mother of the Year trophy didn't come on Mother's Day, you still get one. I do stuff like that all of the time and I still keep my awards polished and displayed on the mantle-- :) Oh, and I've gone to the store on Sunday, but not for eggs...but for a Diet Coke--and I wasn't even cooking! But it's like they say, "If the ox is in the mire..." ;)

  3. We all have these periods in life. I hate that Mother's Day accentuates our failures instead of helping us feel happy. You deserve it, you ARE a good mom.