Stay at Home Moms

Just when you think you got ahead....

I swear some days- it is soooo self defeating makes me wonder why i bother.

Just when i thought i was doing great with multitasking today-- I got both of us showered (i shaved, soaped and shampooed) while standing in the shower- she played on the tub floor as it filled up. I jumped out, blowed dryed my hair, got dressed (everything was up there, eyes never left her)- soaped her up, shampooed her- got her dressed. All took 15 minutes.

Came downstairs, left her in the playroom while i grabbed the mail- within eye sight of her. in the 30 seconds it took me to get the mail on the floor of our hallway- she grabbed my glass of iced tea (on my PC table) and dropped it on the newly shampooed rugs (that i did during yesterday's 45 min nap).

two steps forward- one step back.

 

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Re: Just when you think you got ahead....

  • Ugh. 

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm having one of those days too.  

  • Frustrating!  Feeling so good and then POOF! a huge mess.  I am sorry!
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  • Oy. Been there, done that.
  • I know the feeling all too well. The other day I was so proud of myself for having the whole house pretty much cleaned. I busted my butt. Then I got hit with the flu and was quarantined to my room for 2 1/2 days. Today I decided to take a stroll out of our bedroom to be with the kids for a little bit... my heart sank.... the house was trashed!! I was already weak and tired, it was not the sight I wanted to see. I felt like everything I did was a waste. uugghh.
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    I know the feeling all too well. The other day I was so proud of myself for having the whole house pretty much cleaned. I busted my butt. Then I got hit with the flu and was quarantined to my room for 2 1/2 days. Today I decided to take a stroll out of our bedroom to be with the kids for a little bit... my heart sank.... the house was trashed!! I was already weak and tired, it was not the sight I wanted to see. I felt like everything I did was a waste. uugghh.

    Ugh, I hate that Sad  DH is pretty good about getting things whipped in shape when that happens because I *will* show my disappointment.  DS and DD#2 are too little to really understand, but DD#1 and DH know better.

    For DS's bday party last weekend we shampooed our carpet 2 times because it was horrible.  During the party one of the kids knocked over their juice and some of it spilled on the carpet (they were playing trucks on the linoleum).  I just stood there and stared.  Part of me was thinking, "Really?! We *just* shampooed that!".  The other part was thinking, "Oh hell.  It was expected, we just shampooed! Now, where are my spill cloths?", lol.  My mom thought I was nuts for just standing there, but really, the damage was done. I just needed to process it, lol.

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  • The "two steps forward" thing is SO true. I know how you feel, and it's nice to know that days like that happen to other people too.  
    Married 07.07.07. Mom to 3: Ruby 11/08 and Oliver & Austin 12/11
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