Sunday is a day of rest. It is the day that God knew mom’s would need because He knows all our needs.
Somehow God knew that in one week you might;
1. Exercise your vocal dexterity by saying 1,000 times to the same child, “you’re being too loud.”
2. Change an average of 5 diapers a day except for one days where they are teething (so multiply 5 times 10) or days when you have a brain freeze and don’t change it until there’s a murky looking puddle on your floor.
3. Sweep hourly.
4. Mop and then five minutes later discover the two year old’s unplanned science experiment on the kitchen floor. You might possibly still be finding little tiny pieces of shredded wheat stuck in random corners of the kitchen.
5. Run a taxi service that has to be free because they only know how to add pennies and charging 600 pennies seem a little extreme.
6. Cook dinner, burn dinner, forget dinner, cook dinner, try something new for dinner that is inedible, and burn dinner…. in that order.
7. Scrub the tubs out after mud pie 101. When did mud get so sticky?
8. Wash and Fold 500 loads of laundry that multiplies like rabbits.
9. Operate a beauty parlor on your sofa.
10. Run a bakery in your kitchen.
11. Be a short order cook for breakfast and dinner.
12. Become a personal shopper for three little girls, two dogs, a cat and a few guinea pigs.
13. Clean up after the two year old throws a hurricane party in their room during nap time. Seriously why do they always remove all the baby wipes from the case and scatter them?
14. Discover the north pole in your bathroom after the cat shreds the toilet paper (daily) which you then have to clean.
15. Feed the zoo located in your house and I’m not talking about the kids. The two dogs, two guinea pigs, and one cat need to be sent to culinary school. Let’s put those extra legs to work.
16. Force antibiotics down a guinea pig’s throat, pretty sure that wasn’t on my list of things I wanted to do when I grew up.
17. Clean the rolling trash can, also known as a minivan or taxi, as mentioned above.
18. Smell weird puddles found on the floor or blankets for proof of possible body fluids.
19. Open an art gallery and then promptly scrub the crayons off the windows, wall and tv. Thank you resident two year old.
20. Be present for your family. There’s so much to do daily to keep your house straight and your commitments intact but the most important thing is learning how to find time for those so that you’ll always have time to be there for your family. There’s only a short window of time to listen to Princess Goofy’s jokes that make no sense before she really learns how to tell a joke. I’ll miss the silly, “why does the turkey cross the road? because he was thirsty!” jokes one day. One day Princess Newbie won’t care if she could eat off the floor because it’s that clean but she will care how much time I took to color with her (on paper). Princess Girly will be 7 soon (stab to my heart) and she’s leaving the little girl ways behind her. I only have so much time left to be in that time with her.
A tired Mama is no good to anyone and God knew this. God gave us Sunday for a reason. The snowstorm of toilet paper will still be on the bathroom floor on monday so today… let’s rest.