Scream, from the inside out because of my crazy calendar in these recent weeks, is all I have wanted to do, because I deep down I keep feeling like I am failing on most levels, especially as a mom.
Whoever said the last few weeks before school ends is easy on us moms truly wasn’t a mom, I believe.
See, I am truly burnt from the inside out right now from all the end of the year school activities for both my girls.
Don’t get me wrong, I know they are meant to fun and rewarding for the the kids, but still trying to keep track of them all has been nothing short of mind frazzling.
See each day leading up to the conclusion of school, which doesn’t end here until June 26th at 10:10 am here on Long Island in NY, seems to include some sort of ‘fun’ school sanctioned pastime.
By the way, you read that time correct for the last day of school. I am truly not sure who decided the last day of school for kids should be less than 2 hours long, but still it is and that is another story for another day.
But still, the last three weeks leading up to this final day of school seems to find my kids having some sort of event that has had me running and practically hopping from one thing to the next.
Somedays multiple recreations even come into play.
However let’s just take for instance one recent day in particular to illustrate my point.
On this day in question, after both my girls were dropped off at school, the very first thing I did was to come home to finish up a recent blog transfer for a client. By the way, I am still trying my best to keep up with my clients if nothing else as time permits.
Then, I was off to the local mall to buy end of the year teacher gifts.
Next up, found me retrieving the pre-schooler from her 2 1/2 daily school stint.
It was now lunchtime, so I prepared lunch before leaving my younger girl with my mom so I could attend my older daughter’s very special person day picnic.
Bless her heart, I was hand-picked by her to attend as her special person guest and make no mistake I was honored by her kind-hearted request.
But that meant making sure I brought all her favorites with me, such as game, blanket, book and even a special snack, which found me stopping off at Dunkin Donuts for her favorite pink iced donut with chocolate milk before making my way to her school.
The picnic was so much fun and seeing her face light up was definitely worth it.
But once it was over, we had to switch gears as I signed her out of school instead of her taking the bus home, because she had an eye doctor’s appointment to check her eye that she scratched the week earlier with a candy bar wrapper.
Sad but true, only my kids manage to scratch their corneas while I am washing dinner time dishes (true story my friends!!).
Did I mention that it had been pajama day at her school for spirit week?
So before I could take her to her checkup, we had to stop off at our house to change her from her pajamas to shorts and a tank top, where she whined about which outfit she would wear.
Finally made it out the door, an hour passed and she was given the green light that her eye was healed by the eye doctor.
We raced home, so this mom could get some dinner into herself before needing to be off and running to a Daisy end of the year party for my oldest still.
We didn’t return until well after 8 pm that night.
Bedtime couldn’t come sooner for my girls, as well as this mom, too!
Still that my friends was just Tuesday!
Moral of the story is, if lately this mom has seemed a bit stressed, frazzled or just plain off the grind, it is because right now I am being pulled in quite a few different directions by all here with the end of the school year hustle and bustle and add to that two kids sick yet again, as well.
So I beg all to have a heart and for god’s sake don’t give me any more to add to my already jam packed calendar this week or else I might just have to scream at the very least!
This post was written for the One Word Blog Linkup that is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons (who is off this week on vacation), Marcia of Blogitudes and yours truly, too.
The words for this week are: Trust or Scream; Please feel free to linkup and join us this week.
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