Thursday, July 2, 2009

Such A Mom

Sometimes, I'm amazed that I'm 28 and a mom.

Not that I'm 28 and a mother. But that I'm a MOM. You moms are going to know exactly what I mean.

The other night, as we were finishing up dinner, and Seth was smearing the remnants of his grape popsicle over our ivory dining room chairs, Jim asked me, "so, what did you and Seth do today?"

I looked at him, looked at my just-barely-survived-a-hurricane kitchen, looked at my diaper-clad one-year-old dragging a kiddie pool full of plastic balls into the living room, and sighed.

What didn't I do?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. I love my life.

It just dawned on me, though, as I was rinsing pots and loading the dishwasher, hearing the sounds of bathtime coming through the floorboards, as I looked at the clock and wondered how it came to be 8:09 already, just how FULL my days as a mom are.

That day, I:

gave Seth a bath,
made fruit salad,
shaved my legs,
had a playdate,
supervised my blog redesign,
talked to (almost) all of our parents,
prepped chicken to marinate,
made veggie pasta salad,
cooked dinner,
changed 4 dipaers (two of them poopy),
added features to our Verizon plan,
figured out my new camera,
packed for a week away from home,
wrote two blog entries,
mopped my kitchen floor,
read Goodnight, Moon twice,
returned library books, and
changed the sheets.

Whew.

If I'd actually taken time to put on my apron, instead of leaving it in a heap on the floor of the pantry, I'd have made a pretty convincing Donna Reed.

8 comments:

gottaluvboyz said...

Awesome post...I can so relate! Yes, moms definitely have a full day:)

Jenn said...

I need to make a list like this everyday so that when hubby asks I can just hand it to him. I hate when he asks that dreaded question "what did you do today?" UGH!

Jenny said...

Makes Task Manager seem like a dream doesn't it....

The Carrs, said...

Yep, being a mom is one busy life, but I wouldn't trade a fleeting moment of it for anything in the world :)

September said...

Linked to follow your blog! I have enjoyed reading your every day life.. it is inspiring, honest, and real. Thank you for sharing the truth of life on your blog.
I will be praying for you and your beautiful family... I am so sorry for your losses. Your words can help others through theirs as well.
Keep looking up!
www.septembermccarthy.blogspot.com

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Look out Donna Reed! That's impressive!! I agree that I need to make this list every day to make myself feel better...

Kendra said...

HA!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Love this...