Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Learn something new every day

I planned a profound, educational, wisdom-filled post for today.  Honest.

Unfortunately, today kicked my butt.

By 11:00 am, I had already practiced with two kids of my own, taught four violin lessons, (two of them to four year olds!) and made lunch.  Still on the agenda?  Well child check ups for the boys, Abby's school talent show, and three more violin lessons.

I'm exhausted.  I should be in bed.
But right now, at 10:25 pm, I'm basking in my very first "me-time" of the entire day.  You know, the first time where I'm actually sitting by myself, with no little people (or husbands!) clinging to me, talking to me, pooping on me, or needing something from me. 

And I'm enjoying it very much.

But despite its busy-ness, today was actually very educational.  For example, I learned that:

~Seven violin lessons in one day is far too many.  Especially if three of those seven are four year old violin students.

~You might need a violin if you're planning to play it in the school talent show.  Go figure, right?

~And duh, it's always Mom's job to take care of things like that.

~There are at least two coats, and probably many more, that belong to us in the school's lost and found.

~My Baby Ian weighs in at 18 lbs 2 oz at the ripe old age of six months.  I always get unreasonably proud when I look at his chubby thighs, because I did that.  I created and nourished every bit of that.

~My boys have impeccable timing.  Ian pooped all over everything right before we entered the doctor's office.  Yes, I'm the good mom that brought the kid to the pediatrician with the exploding diaper.  And then Ian barfed on the pediatrician right before Max proceeded to fill his diaper.  All in a day's work.

~And possibly most importantly, I learned that if I ignore and neglect the overflowing basket of dirty laundry long enough, my husband will haul it all downstairs and start a load for me, without being asked.   Don't try this at home.  Your mileage may vary.

There.  Now that I've quite literally aired my dirty laundry, don't you feel better about the state of your life.  You're welcome.  Consider it my public service for the night.  I'll be back with something intelligent tomorrow.  I promise.


  1. I don't know how you teach lessons on top of having young kids. You are a wonder woman. I think you are very awesome. ;)

  2. Have I told you lately that I adore you? Because I adore you. That is all. :)


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