Friday, March 23, 2012
TGIF, Oh how I miss you.
Blame this next post on Facebook shall we?
Every Friday morning (Yah...I log in everyday...)my wall is bombarded with "TGIF!"and "Week is OVER! COME ON WEEK-END!" excited posts from friends and family who have worked damn hard all week and can't wait for 2 days of home base time, family time and possibly activities and outings to nourish their 40 hour fun deprived soul and re-kindle with their spouses and little ones.
As a Domestic Engineer...This is not the case.
Sure Big Daddy is home.
Sure we plan an outing or two to have fun.
But it's just not the same.
I am here alllllllllllll week.
I do the same things over and over again, everyday.
Get up, have a cup or two of coffee, browse the internet, make breakfast for boys and myself, clean up kitchen, pick up clothes, start a load of laundry, workout, switch the laundry, shower, help boys get dressed, re-switch the laundry, fold the laundry, play with the boys, pack lunches, play with the boys outside, walk to the bus, walk back home, re-switch laundry, make lunch, all the while mediating, supervising, crisis solving, teaching, facilitating and comforting, eat lunch, pick one area of the house that needs cleaning, do it and then take some mommy time for myself...Until it starts allllllllllll over again.
TGIF is no longer in my vocabulary as Fridays are just as exciting as Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays...
I know what you are thinking.
This is the perfect time to be creative! Scrapbook! Work around the house! Meet with friends! Do what you love!
And you are right.
But the "everyday" is the same routine wears a mom down daily and pretty soon what used to look like fun just seems like...Another chore.
So for now I am looking forward to "TGIK"...Thank God it's Kindergarden!
Not because I don't enjoy my time with my Wild Things.
But because I am looking forward to enjoy new accomplishments that doesn't involve the dishwasher, the washing machine, the stove and general crisis solving.
At least not after I punch out ;)
P.S To all the hard working 9-5 mamas who come home and do what I do between supper time, bath time and bedtime...I bow down to you. Enjoy your TGIF...You DESERVE IT.
Posted by Elissa at 8:06 AM