Thursday, January 17, 2008

I am a Pooper

My kids would laugh at this title, if they could read. I really don't intend to be posting everyday, but today I'm about to bust. Cause I have done nothing all day. Wait, I did take a nap. And I picked up Luke from school. And cooked dinner, okay I can technically think of things, but right now that Miss Thatcher quote is taunting me and I don't like it!

I feel like a good for nothing lazy bum. I hate that. My house is a wreck and Jason will be home...and I just can't concentrate. Like I should be doing a quick clean, but no I'm telling my imaginary friends on the computer. And my kids are half dressed. And we watched a little American Idol....anything but deal with reality at the moment....like my messy bedroom and the clothes that need to be folded. At some point I tried to do a workout video and got D in her swimsuit (on advice of my sister) and she just looked at me like 'What are you doing crazy woman?" But B kept clawing on my leg, and so I picked her up and its kinda hard to punch with Cardio Party (thanks court) when you have a baby on your hip.

I talked on the phone too much, and my kids didn't like it. All needed calls to family who we don't talk to enough about plans for March. That we most likely will miss...sigh...sorry sad Amberli. And so the tv babysat while I gabbed, but didn't clean.

Cause I just kinda realized this week that I'd never have to give Jason a present for a special occassion besides just cleaning the house...that says what state it is normally in. Disarray.

Fortunately I know I'm not always like this, and usually exercise and don't eat the rest of the tub of frosting left over from the cupcakes I had for breakfast and lunch and dinner all week. I think its cause my running buddy has been sick...or a million other things. This too shall pass....is that a scripture? I used to recite the saying...Good things come in waves, you're up next. Maybe that applies to energy and motivation too? Partly cause I am a little too emotionally involved in others lives and when I know someone is having a bad time, it bums me out too.

Better go start paying attention. Oh, I did paint Darby and my toes and fingernails sky blue. Two coats with clear top coat. But that doesn't count.

17 comments:

Heather said...

Don't feel bad. My house is usually a mess, and I don't have anyone to blame but myself. I have intentions of cleaning, but there never seem to be enough hours in the day. The last thing I want to do after I've been at work all day is come home and work some more. So if something comes up and it doesn't get done on the weekend, it doesn't get done. Maybe I'll make some progress this weekend since it's a 3 day weekend.

Anonymous said...

I will email you something you could do and it would be fun...maybe I will post it on my blog. I reserved the name of a blog... plentyofparties, but currently there is nothing on it and I mean nothing. Don't feel bad. Did you get up? Did your kids eat...even it was doritos that they got themselves? Sometimes it is good to have those days because it makes extremely productive days even better. If I were closer we could have got ice cream...dang it.
Mist

Anonymous said...

Kennadi wanted to post a message so here it goes....
happy valentines day
love kennadi

Lindsey said...

Cheer Up Charlie, let's hang out soon!

Anonymous said...

My bills need to be paid like yesterday, the fish told me they are going to die if I don't change their water, but I watched A. Idol. Maybe we are related or what. Does that make you feel better? : ) xoxomom

Crazy Lady said...

yes... thank you one and all.

misty, I love love the name.

And american idol cheered me up tonite too...so funny stuff.

English Garden said...

Cleaning and scrubbing can
Wait 'till tomorrow
For babies grow up
We've learned to our sorrow.
So fly away cobwebs
Dust go to sleep,
I'm rockin' my baby
And babies don't keep.

The housework will wait, the Thatcher quote tugs at me too, sure there is actually plenty we could be doing, when I clean i feel guilty that I ignored my kids, when my house is a mess I can't get motivated to accomplish stuff, I'm dying to get my scrapbook out and work on it but there is no chance with the kiddos around.

Nash said...

My whole week has been like that. I give myself about 2 days to be depressed and lay in bed and then I get with it for a day or two. This has been one of the worst weeks though, it's all I want to do. I too get emotionally involved in my fam's life and it affects me greatly. Are you the oldest? I am!
Oh and I have no quotes to make me feel guilty. You are much more cultured than I.

Anonymous said...

I think the Margaret Thatcher quote is setting us all up for failure! I like the cookie/purse quote much better :) My "cookie" right now is mini M&Ms that my mom gave me for Oliver. Sooo yummy and they don't turn into a crumby mess in your purse. HP

English Garden said...

Here is an idea from the Pre-schoolers Busy Book by Trish Kuffner that may help with the cleaning thing:

Make a job jar: Providing a job jar for your child provides him something to do while you work, and can also help instill a sense of responsibility towards household chores. Make a job jar out of an empty jar or can, cut strips of paper and write on each one a job that needs to be done eg. straighten the bookshelves, pick up toys, wash the bathroom sink etc

I think I'm going to try it and the good thing is you can totally make it fit your kids abilities, maybe do pink strips for Darby and blue for Luke.

Crazy Lady said...

my kids love spraying and wiping...

the problem one at the moment is B. There is only so much I can do one-handed. :)

Crazy Lady said...

any ideas to keep her entertained?

Bailey said...

I had the exact same kind of day. Very lazy indeed. I had a lot of cleaning to do but you know what... I read and blogged instead. Oh well maybe I will clean tomorrow. And your friends... they are not imaginary!

English Garden said...

I so went through that with Sara. What I used to do with Kate when I wanted to vacuum was sit her in the high chair and give her a cookie, you could try something like that, give Luke and Darby chores, B a cookie and you could move her high chair close to wherever you are working. Just a thought. Sometimes I'd end up giving Kate 2 or 3 cookies and they were girl scout cookies too.

christy said...

when i don't want to clean i blast some upbeat tunes and dance around the house singing like a crazy woman while cleaning. the kiddies think it's fun and usually dance too. when i had a really little one i'd put them in the swing or high chair. i usually watch tv while doing laundry and wipe down counter tops and pick up the house while talking on the phone. i must do something else to make myself forget that i'm cleaning again. i do turn on the tv to keep them occupied but i'm trying not to so much. if i bring up a bucket of toys from the basement that they haven't played with in a while they may be fully entertained for hours. i talk on the phone a lot less than i used to. the kids are just bad when its that obvious i'm not paying attention to them. i definitely take some days off and only do the bare minimum those days. we all need a break sometimes.

bro said...

so delete the comment by thatcher and try to forget it

English Garden said...

Wow! is this a record amount of comments or what!!!