Busy week. And you?

This week has been one of those weeks that are supposedly “typical” for moms.

  • Had strep throat.  Got a shot.  Survived.
  • Planned and hosted Natalie’s birthday party.  (more to come about that)
  • Cleaned house frantically, did laundry, had party, need to clean house again.
  • Husband out of town on business, running him to and from the airport.
  • Planning Clark’s class Thanksgiving party.  Research out craft and treat ideas online.  Make phone calls and design fliers.
  • Meals.  You know, breakfast, lunch, dinner.  Every day.
  • Took kids to the play “Frog and Toad All Year.” (I love plays.)
  • Grocery shopping.
  • Walking and/or driving children to/from school, 3 different schools, 3 different schedules.
  • Trying to find clothes that fit my boys when they get dressed in the morning. (Could they please stop growing already?)
  • Exchange emails to plan upcoming Relief Society activity.
  • Taking Grant to friend’s birthday party.  Buying gift.
  • Volunteering with take-home reading at Clark’s school.
  • Trying to get a jump on Christmas presents since I’m trying to make stuff this year due to budget restraints.  (And when I say make, I mean things like reading aloud stories and recording them on CD.)
  • Return what seems like hundreds of phone calls and emails.
  • Make signs to hang up around my house like “Close this door!”
  • Eating all of the leftover cupcakes from Natalie’s party.
  • Sleeping occasionally.

See? It’s all totally normal stuff.  And yet?  Mind-numbingly exhausting.  I recommend you don’t make a list like this unless you have time to take a nap afterwards.  Then again, it’s a nice reminder you actually got stuff done.  Moms rock.

How was your week?


10 thoughts on “Busy week. And you?

  1. I have had to go to town every single day this week. Not a big deal for most people, but for me it is! It takes 40 minutes just to get to town and one trip to town costs $15 – $20 bucks in gas. Ouch.

    But…each trip was taken with a different child and we got to spend one on one time and enjoy each other’s company so I guess I can’t complain all that much.

  2. I am highly in favour of Done Lists. We need to reflect sometimes on all that we’ve accomplished, if only to explain to ourselves why we’re so darn tired.

    I’m keeping a Done List for every day this week, to help remind myself that I DO accomplish things every day. Hope your list helps you see how amazing you are!

    You totally deserved those cupcakes.

  3. I love love LOVE “Frog and Toad”! I grew up reading those books…. oh, that brings back some great memories…

    Eating leftover cupcakes would most DEFINITELY be on my to-do list 🙂 You deserve something after everything else you had to do.

  4. My week was the same. Well, not really, but I swear my To-Do List grew every day and at the end of each day, I was exhausted. I’m so glad it’s Saturday and we only have 4 things that we must do. That’s the kind of week we’ve had.

  5. Wow, your week looks crazy! Mine was mostly filled with waddling to and fro and wishing for a baby. I hope you can get some rest – good job.

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