So How Was Your Day, Honey?

If you sit down to write a blog post, you will hear a puppy whining so annoyingly that you can't concentrate.

If you get up to see what the puppy is whining about, you will find that it walked itself out of it's kennel and got stuck under the wheelbase of the desk chair.

If you rescue the puppy and put it back in the kennel you will remember that you need to start the puppies on solid food today.

If you go into the laundry room to get a puppy dish and some food, you will see the mountain of laundry that needs shuffled through.

If you shuffle some laundry, you will see a bag on top of the dryer that mysteriously appeared in the van yesterday and was brought in and dumped there. That mysterious bag contains a girl's fleece jacket from Niagara Falls. You will be even more baffled. And then you will remember that you were actually in the laundry room to feed the puppies.

If you put the puppy food in the microwave to soften for a bit (don't ask) you will see that the counters need cleaned off.

If you clean the counters off it will be very obvious that the dishes need done.

If you do the dishes, it's clear that the counters weren't cleaned off because of the dish distraction.

If you clear the paper clutter away you'll notice that the Friday Folders were dumped there and the note you sent to the PTA about working the book fair was returned with no note attached, and you will wonder if you really are working the book fair this week or not. And you wonder at the incompetence of the PTA. You will also find the note you left for yourself to call about the composting class that you signed up for at the Extension Office but hadn't heard whether you got in or not and need to call to find out because that class is tonight.

If you call the Extension Office, you will remember that you need to call to schedule a sit-on for Micah's speech therapy at school, and check up on things through FDS, and ask the Sunshine Foundation your list of questions.

If you go through your purse looking for the list of questions to ask the Sunshine Foundation, you will find some checks that need deposited into the bank account today.

If you run the checks to the bank, you will remember that you need dog food and head to Wal-Mart since you're out anyway.

Once you're in Wal-Mart time seems to slip away from you, as does your money, and you come home with dog food and $68 worth of other crap.

Once you're home you realize that you didn't get a flash drive for your son who needs one for school this week, nor did you buy toilet paper, and you've been using Kleenex to wipe because there is no toilet paper at home.

If you call to ask your husband to get toilet paper on his way home from work, he will tell you that we'll just pick some up tonight when the kids go to music lessons.

If you fall for that line of reasoning, you will assuredly know that the toilet paper will be forgotten, so you reason that you will just pick up the toilet paper yourself when you go for composting class.

When you go to composting class, you stop to pick up your mother because you're taking the class together (the family that composts together, stays together, or something like that) and you are busy talking while driving and completely forget to stop for toilet paper.

When you get home, you will realize that you still do not have toilet paper, that the counters are still cluttered, that the blog post didn't get written, and that apparently yet another day has slipped by when absolutely nothing got done.

And I so looked forward to the kids being in school so that I could accomplish much.

17 comments:

Molly said...

Omg, my brain is the same way! I get distracted and then I forget what I meant to do. I swear, I'm going senile at 21.

Michelle said...

Hmmm... this sounds awfully familiar. Except for the dogginess part ;)

How was the composting class?

The Sports Mama said...

So, um... I kinda hate to ask in case it really did get forgotten...

But did the puppy food ever get out of the microwave?

Viv said...

Every single day of my life slips by just like that!

Trisha said...

Let's just hope you don't run out of Kleenex too soon! This is a modern mother's take on that book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!"

utmomof 5 said...

I am so glad someone else days often go the same as mine. Makes me feel normal, or it makes me feel like we are all weird. Either way I am not alone :)

JennyH said...

Funny and so true! especially $ disappearing at Wal-mart!!

Flea said...

Thanks for the reminder that I need to move laundry. Gah.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

AWESOME! And so very true. I have given up wondering things like why there is a roll of toilet paper sitting in the middle of the living room (where I put it down while I dug under the entertainment center for the pacifier I've been looking for) or why the peanut butter is in the freezer and the bread is in the office.

Stories like these remind me to quite looking forward to the day all the kids are in school. (Though I am sure there are some perks here and there!)

Nap Warden said...

Ugh...I know this dance all to well;)

HalfAsstic.com said...

OHMIGAWD! I had no idea you've been tailing me!
Heh! That? was funny! AND, being lived out in houses across the world right now!

designHER Momma said...

yes. this is my everyday.

caramama said...

Me too! This is how my life goes!

Did the dogs get fed at least? So you did do something!

Karen Deborah said...

Yikes! I can not run out of TP, I am a freak about it. I buy that stuff in bulk. I don't really know what i am so afraid of, just that we must have stockpiles of TP.

So with 4 kids at least some of them can be doing some chores right?

Yeah I knew that creative people have to have some messes going on.
We are doing so much better since we turned the TV off, every body has to find something to DO. Even my husband does more it's really amazing.

Michelle said...

A mother's job is just never done is it?

Karen said...

I honestly believe that motherhood causes ADD. I look around my house constantly wondering why everything is only half done. Then I read this post and I remember why. :)

Roger said...

As I play catch up...

Have you ever read "If you give a moose a muffin?" This reminded me of that. By the way, the dog food is still in the microwave. :)