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Last week was a really hectic week for me. For some reason I thought it made sense to schedule all of our appointments into one week. I am really not sure what I was thinking. And then on top of that we had a couple unplanned appointments I needed to be at. And being a homeschooling, stay at home mom when I have appointments it means 3 things:
- I am packing up all three kids and bringing them along to EVERY appointment despite the -30 weather.
- We are going to fall behind in housework.
- We are going to fall behind in schoolwork.
All three of these factors add up when it’s three days in a row and I am 30 weeks pregnant.
Many of our appointments we waited in the waiting room for over an hour. And one of them as I sat there in the waiting room, Pepper on one side of me explaining why she uses toilet paper after using the washroom and Jenn on the other side of me pulling out eyelashes and wiping them on my arm, it crossed my mind: so this is parenting.
Bringing kids everywhere with you. Getting things wiped on you. Hearing extremely long stories that typically have no real ending. Getting your purse raided for gum. Having your arms full and being asked “Mom, can you carry this?”. Explaining for the millionth time why it’s not snack time yet. Cleaning up one mess only to find another one has been made. Making emergency outfit changes at Walmart when someone has peed their pants.
Seriously- it’s a lot of work. You find yourself doing or saying things you’d never expect to do.
But it’s also so entertaining!
Years ago, I wrote a post called “When you’re so tired it’s funny“. We had so much fun with that post!
As sort of a follow up post I am asking all you moms out there to share with us your funny parenting moments! Either write a post on your blog and link it up in the comments below or just write your story in the comments. I find stories about kids so much fun.
Don’t have any kids? You can still have fun with us! Share a story about a child in your life that makes you laugh.
When I was a teenager I started a project called the Commonplace Book. All it is is a notebook just for writing down funny things people say. This was a tradition that got carried on into my college years and now I have one where I write down the funny things my kids say.
The other day Shane and I were reading it and laughed so hard at something Pepper said.
She was looking for me and asked Shane where I was. He said, “who’s mom?” and she responded, “The one with the pink water bottle.”
Haha, it’s true. I am always carrying around my water bottle!
So, please share with us some funny parenting moments! I’d love to hear them.
Oh and I made a simple Commonplace Book printable for you if you’d like to include a commonplace book in your bullet journal. It’s a cute template (using my favourite font I mentioned last week) to use to keep track of some wonderful memories. Trust me, you won’t be sorry you took the time to record the funny things your family has said or done.
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