Thursday, May 7, 2009


Lately, I don't feel like the world's greatest mom.

While Oliver was at visitation today, I took the remaining four kids to McDonald's. And fed them JUNK. Why? Because they had video games there and I really wanted to just sit in the (relative) silence for ten minutes.

I have been counting the free sample lessons on the Teaching Textbooks website as math for the three older kids all week.

I didn't vacuum this morning, and there is dog hair all over the floor downstairs.

I need a haircut.

I would rather read to my kids than load the dishwasher.

My cousin is on vacation and I miss getting her emails and talking to her.

I realize suddenly that Manolin turning one is going to hit me like a ton of bricks.

I think I'm beginning to HATE Oliver's social worker. Seriously--HATE. I don't HATE anyone. Well ... until now.

My husband makes our bed every morning because I just don't care if it gets done or not.

The flowers in pots on my front porch died. Already. Bummer.

I plan on going to the Y early for my workout tonight because I want to bring the little guys home while the big ones are at AWANA and just be alone.

I am wearing the "WORLD'S GREATEST MOM" badge that Atticus made me today.

I am not looking forward to my homeschool support group meeting tomorrow night.

I haven't called to check in on my disabled mom in nearly a week.

That's the real me today. Warts and all. Love it or leave it. How real can you be this rainy Thursday?


Acceptance with Joy said...

It's good to be real! ;-)

Deborah said...

What a great post! You made me feel so much better....especially since I'd rather load the dishwasher than read to the kids....and I don't even have a world's greatest mom badge! Oh...and where can I get those math samples?
Hope the sun's shining tomorrow!

Erin said...

It's nice to know I'm not alone. Thank you for sharing and for being so honest and real. :) Hope the sun comes back out for both of us soon.

Mrs. C said...

Meh, I'm leaving.

Kidding! Your warts aren't as wart-y as you think!

Perky7 said...

How did you know so well what my week has been like?

Luke said...

Still love ya, Mary Grace!

Hang in there. I know I've been in similar straits before. And may today be full of joy and victory.


~ Angi :) said...

It must've been in the water yesterday. From myself, to several others in the 'sphere, I noticed: an overall sense of bleahse`.


p.s. I haven't made my bed in a week. or more. :)

Melody said...

So right there with you on this. I just gave my 1 1/2 year old a pile of chocolate chips so I could have 5 minutes to myself!

The Hayes Zoo said...

What do you mean this isn't normal???


I think you sound like you need a little BFM. :) Let me know where it is and I'll start packin'...

I think you'll have to come up with something better to make me leave.

Renee said...

YOU are a GREAT Mom :o)

Love you!

Melody said...

Yeah, this has been my week too.

Sarah said...

I don't care what YOU say. I think you are a terrific mom!

Kate said...

Don't write posts like this or we'll all have to stop pretending that we're perfect.

Anonymous said...

We all have warts!

I told the kids to stop playing outside on this beautiful Spring day, sat them in front of the TV and went to take a bath. Terrible. It was a really nice bath though.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh yeah I know what you mean. Hang in there, MG.


Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Happy Mother's Day to a "real" mom!

Kindred Blessings said...

Have I been there cousin! You should have called me even though I was on vacation. Confession...I am not ready to be home yet, let alone homeschool. Teaching Textbooks is awesome for me too and I did the same thing for a week until the actual TT curriculum arrived. Also, I've given my kids junk and allowed them to play video games when I've been "full" too.

Another confession...I would do ANYTHING right now for a "World's Greatest Mom" badge because my kids said "Happy Mother's Day" and hugged me this morning after I reminded them what today was, but they have done NOTHING else for me and my feelings are hurt even though I know it wasn't intentional. Anne couldn't wait to get home from church/lunch to spend the afternoon reading with her/my uncle and Peter went to see the new Star Trek movie with his cousin. I'm trying not to feel slighted because I know they love me, but I could cry right now.

Robin's Reports said...

I love how real you are! I was feeling guilty today for putting my earplugs in so I could drown out the dozen "Mom"s I'd get every other minute.

You're not very useful to them if you don't take care of yourself. Maybe you need some calgon? I think that nicer weather tends to bring on these feelings for me too.

Stop & enjoy some time w/ the Father & the rest should fall into place.

D said...

I have those days about 5 times a week!
Is that bad?