Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Do We Know It's May Without Looking at the Calendar?

It's a short and sweet (well, kind of) list.

1. We are too busy to look at the actual calendar. And, just a little frightened. And rightly so. Last time we looked at the calendar we found we'd missed a few "important" meetings.

2. Mom (that would be me) is incredibly cranky for no reason other than I have a lot to do in very little time (31 days - well, I sense we are way less than that now).

3. It is getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning. The alarm rings - I punch snooze. It rings again (I think five minutes later) and I punch snooze again. It rings AGAIN - MAKE IT STOP. I have a conversation in my head (every morning) and it goes something like this: Do the kids really need to go to school? Will the world end if they are late? Like noon? Do I really need to get up? Why can't I just sleep till tomorrow? Do I need to work-out? Really? This early? Can I get an IV for some coffee?

4. It is taking more and more of said coffee in the a.m. to make me remotely coherent.

5. My nights are getting later and later.

6. I am sick, sick, sick of making lunches.

7. I don't even want the kids to do their homework because I want everyone to play outside.

8. I suddenly can't plan a menu, and if I can I can't stick to it. Like this week for example when I planned five meals that require cooking oil...........and then I forgot to buy cooking oil.

9. I suddenly feel compelled to make lots and lots of lists and cross things off and rewrite them.

10. My baby is turning SIX sooner than I would like to think about and I am wanting the days leading up to that milestone to go very, very slowly.

That, my friends, is how we know it is MAY! No calendar required. Stay sane!

1 comment:

Jae said...

I love this! Thank you for writing a list that is my thoughts, exactly!!! :) Hang in there - we're almost done!!!