I did it again. (ha ha!)
This week I've been working full time, house sitting, kid sitting (for a DIFFERENT house), pet sitting, working odd hours, and entering contests among my normal appointments and meetings.
For those who are curious in these things, that means:
- Seven pets (Two ferrets, two chinchillas, one dog, one cat, and one fish).
- Four kids (17, 15, 12, and 9 years of age).
- Two houses (on opposite sides of town).
- Two jobs (Mine and playing "mom").
- Several contests.
- You start strong, taking the kids out for a day of fun.
- You (wisely) bring your animal loving mother along with you to care for the Pet-House...she helps you do all the work (i.e. does most of it while you weep thankfully).
- Because of an unforeseen circumstance, you end up working from 1am-3am, up again at 6am to get ready for work.
- Zoning out becomes something of a professional talent. Your coworkers notice.
- Juggling a full time job and four kids, something you didn't have last week, is not an easy adjustment.
- The kids complain of boredom.
- You learn you aren't the type to concern yourself with entertaining them if they're bored.
- They huff off grumpily.
- You go read a book.
- You realize you need to promote YOUR book and get an agent (or go Indie)
- You enter contests. Plural, because they all happen at once.
- The houses your sitting need to be cleaned far more often than you have to do at home.
- You're once again extremely thankful for your mother.
- You tell her that regularly during the week of babysitting.
- People stare because you won't stop hugging your mother in public, not wanting to let go.
- You understand that while you want to be a mother someday, today is not that day.
- Suddenly you're extremely thankful that you're single.
- You realize if Brant asks you out, you'll be okay NOT being single (for the record).
- You start daydreaming about Brant.
- When you come back to earth, you're getting weird looks from the 9yo who has asked you the same question twice and you've yet to respond.
- You tell him you prefer Cupid & Psyche to Perseus.
- You realize this is the coolest 9yo ever.
- Now you can't stop thinking about Greek myths.
- Sleep has become a thing of the past.
- You begin to wonder how people had kids when there was nothing to do - like in Pride & Prejudice.
- You realize you don't know how to sew or mend like those girls did.
- You suddenly have an urge to walk to Merryton.
- Alas, realizing there is no Merryton, you decide to write a blog instead.
- You run out of things to put in the bullet points as you've just alerted yourself to why you're writing the blog.
- The kids want dinner.
|Sometimes you just need a good laugh|