Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I did it all....now what?

On Monday, my hubby took my daughter to school - like always, but about thirty minutes after they left, I heard the garage open again. Evidently, because we are so good about keeping up with the school calendar (not!) we didn't realize that Monday was a teacher planning day, so I unexpectedly had Jade home with me all day.
I wasn't prepared for that, but still I managed to :
  1. Cook the main course for Monday's dinner
  2. Play with the kids. Like, chase the kids and roll around on the floor, play.
  3. Nurse the baby and put him down for a nap.
  4. Make Jade a snack and have a 45 minute lesson on letter writing with her (taught her how to spell 'Dear' and 'Love' in the process)
  5. Wash a MOUNTAIN of dishes. Seriously....a mountain.
  6. Blog
  7. Make Jade lunch and put her down for a nap.
  8. Make O lunch after he woke from his nap.
  9. Build a block tower (or two, or six) with O.
  10. Sweep and mop the floor
  11. Read for 45 minutes to both kids (well, O was in and out)
  12. Make the rest of dinner and serve it to the kids.
  13. Clean the kitchen...again.
  14. And put the kids int he bathtub by the time the Hubs got home.
Now that may not seem like a lot to you supermamas out there, but for me that was huge. Especially because I wasn't planning on having both of the kids all day. If I am planning on it, then I, you know, PLAN an activity or something. Also, because I managed to spend quality time with my kids individually and together AND do domestic stuff AND do something just for me. That's HUGE. A day where I actually had....the mythical 'all'.

Now this creates a problem. How did this day come to be? I didn't follow a plan to perfection. everything was totally off the cuff. And furthermore, if a day like this is possible, why has it been so difficult for me in the past? Have I actually been slacking the previous four years? Is this the Bizarro World?
What in the world is going on?


  1. That sounds like a lot to me... :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Sounds like a lot to me...I got tired just reading it. I wish I could figure out how it happens and make sure it happens every day. Instead of never. :)

  3. I seriously have no idea how I will get ANYTHING done once I have two kids at home soon.

  4. Thank you for the welcome :)

  5. Heck, I can do all that....in a week!!

  6. Wow! You had a super productive day... I can't remember the last time I had one of those. And don't bother trying to recreate it...it can't be done!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Thank you for stopping by. It took me a minute to conclude your identity, but I was very happy to figure it out.
    You know we all have those bizarro days, but they show us things about ourselves that we may not necessarily want to see, like what we really are capable of. If fear was ever an issue that day should show you that you can handle more than you think ;)

  8. You sound a lot like a SuperMom to me!

    Joy <--via Welcomistas