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One Woman, Three Ring Circus… Step Right Up!

25 Apr

Everyone has had a week like I am having at one point or another. I do not pretend that it is only me. But really…. this is just crazy!

As the calendar pages fly by there are a few events on the horizon which I am both looking forward to and dreading.  Just setting the stage here folks, bear with me.

First: My mom is coming to visit!!!! Yay! Now, this will be the first time in six years that my mom has come to stay in our home. Which means, boy oh boy do I have some deep cleaning to do. Obsessive that I am, I have a list and a schedule made out for each day leading up to her arrival.

Second: My daughter’s sixth birthday party. Timed of course with my Mom’s arrival. Oh yeah and the fact that Grandma coming is a surprise. So I have to explain my frantic cleaning to our darling girl in other creative ways. How about “Clean your room before your birthday party, or I will tell everyone not to bring you a present!”? Too harsh? She really is too smart for her own good, and has an answer for everything. So her response to this empty threat was, “my clean or Mommy Clean?”.

Third: Some sadistic parent at my daughter’s school announced at random the other day that there are only twenty-eight days of school left! My heart fell out on the sidewalk. Now I have to figure out what to do with both of them all summer that doesn’t break the bank or involve hours of endless TV watching. It gets hot here. Really hot! I am already prepping my daughter that her baby brother won’t be able to spend all day at the pool like we did last summer… So if anyone has any bright ideas, I am all ears!

Just as things are kicking into high gear, if only in my mind: My car starts making a funny noise. Not to worry my husband tells me, we can take care of it ourselves, (meaning him and his cousin). Then off he goes on his only days off this week to go “fix it”. The baby is teething again/still, up all night and won’t take a nap for longer than twenty minutes. So sleep is a very precious commodity that I just can’t get my hands on. Ensue delirium.

But what has really iced the cake is that my poor little girl has come  down with strep throat. AGAIN. I think this the fourth time since Halloween, maybe it’s the fifth. To add insult to injury it means that she had to miss the kindergarten field trip to the zoo. The one she thing she has been looking forward to for months. What a way to teach her that life doesn’t always go how you planned. My heart broke with her when she woke up scorching hot, climbed in my lap and told me that she was not going to be able to go because she didn’t feel good.

As my mom is fond of saying: “One day, this will only be a memory”…..

Have happy week. With luck I can get the oven cleaned…. oops there goes the baby monitor!

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