Thursday, May 15, 2008


I've been working a second job on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those two days are my busiest days, to say the least.

I head straight to the office, right after I drop Maddie off at school at 8. The office, by the way, is 40 minutes away. I pick Maddie up from school between 4 and 4:30, rush home, get changed and head to the restaurant to wait tables at 5 or 5:30.

Yeah- it's crazy.

Last week, I was doing my super speedy ironing, when Maddie heard our upstairs neighbors outside playing.

"Mommy- Kay is outside! Can I go?!?"

"Um, yeah. Just stay on our porch until I get done ironing, then you can play in the grass. Don't forget you shoes."

I finished my ironing and went outside.

I talked to her friend's mom for a few minutes. Then, it hit me. My child had no pants on. She did, however, have her shoes on.

Today, I was in a crazy hurry trying to get dressed, get breakfast eaten, lunches packed, coffee guzzled, and dog walked. I was putting the leash on Grendal, and told Maddie to be dressed by the time I came back inside. Her clothes were on the couch.

Miracle upon miracle, she was dressed and ready to go. I grabbed our bags and we were on our way.

As we were walking through the halls of her school, I noticed something strange.

Her pants were on backwards.

When will I be one of those moms who can manage this type of thing? I cringe to think of when I actually have to work at a real job 5 days a week.

I either need more, or less, coffee. I'm voting for more.

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DysFUNctional Mom said...

Good luck. I'm still trying to figure it all out. I'm just not one of those moms whose kids always look perfect and their hair is always fixed perfectly and everything is spotless....I don't think I ever will be.

Karen said...

That didn't happen to me until we were on our 3rd child. You seriously need to cut back on something.

Nissa said...

It's everything you've got going on right now. No one could expect you to catch every detail when you're rushing around like mad every morning! There're a lot worse things than backwards pants, though! :)


MommyTime said...

More. Always more. I put my son in the car without shoes on the other day because he was dawdling inexcusably. I did take his shoes with us, but there was a threat that he was going to have to go to school shoeless. That worked. He's been good at putting on shoes when I ask ever since. Don't be afraid to resort to such ridiculous tactics -- though it sounds like Maddie is doing just fine. There is much much worse than backwards pants. :)

Wendi said...

OMgosh does that mean I am not alone?
Perfect mom is so overrated!!!

noble pig said...

Your busy..I think more coffee might make it worse!

Amy said...

You know Kathryn came running out of the house the other day to the bus stop with a T-shirt and nothing else on. She did have her panties in her hand, she "needed" help putting them on.

Kimmylyn said...

I have left the house without the baby bag more times than I care to admit.. it does not sound so bad but think about.. he is a baby.. he can't eat on the go like my older son can.. I am so never going to be one of those perfect moms.. and I don't thnk I want to..haha

Amy said...

I am laughing so hard.

You know at her age, it might be her responsibility to remember to put pants on. Maybe. I don't know. My girls refuse to wear pants. Dresses only. It's much easier that way.

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