Crazy Mom Day

Some people ask me, “How do you get anything done?” I really don’t know. Maybe it’s the choice to sleep less. Maybe it’s because I put God first and He works out my time. But even when I don’t … I know, I am sure your mouth is fully ajar and you cannot believe this would be true, but I, too, am human. Okay, don’t tell anyone.

I am posting this mostly for fun but also to show that we are all human. We all poo and potty. Yes, ‘poo.’
God made no person better than the others. No one should be put on a pedestal except JESUS! He is worthy of the throne! I think that’s why we have these humbling days, lists, lives.

Buckle up your seatbelts! This is ONE day in my life.
(This doesn’t include phone calls, texts, and so much more.)

  • A phone call wakes me up. 🙂 (Why didn’t I put my phone on Do Not Disturb? Why, why, why?!)
  • Cuddle with hubs. (Hubba Hubba)
  • Pray together.
  • Back rub (I was the receiver! Score!)
  • Shower (I didn’t wash my hair. Sorry. Not sorry.)
  • Bible time
  • Journal time
  • Start school.
  • Stop school to connect with the kids. (Sometimes you just have to put on the brakes to make sure their hearts are right and connected. Just do it!)
  • Drive to Braums for eggs, Starbucks for coffee, then Chick-fil-A for chicken minis. (Yes, I may have bought their love for the day. It helps. ;)) 
  • Talk about car issues with kids in the car, in the driveway, and then inside on the couch. (The deepest discussions happen in our driveway. Weird. Find the place where your kids connect with you best!)
  • Back to school
  • Someone drops by with Brachs pumpkins and candy corn.
  • We end up in discussion over the youth group.
  • A business team member offers me twelve tacos from Taco Bell. I say yes! If you want to give me free food to feed my kids and I don’t have to cook, the answer is yes! 
  • Another team member comes by and delivers the tacos. We have a meeting about Sunday night worship. (I secretly love these interruptions!)
  • I work on writing with the youngest. We write a paper and go through grammar, learning about subjects and pre- … yawn … whoops … predicates. Stretch. 
  • Help kid with research. (It’s not that I love researching GMOs for debate, but Google is in prison in our home. No one has full access to this beast. Seriously, no kid needs full access. Imprision your Google.)

The chauffeuring begins. (When the kids were small, I never could have pictured this season, even though I was sufficiently warned.)

  • Prod kid out the door for aerial. (Really? Do you know how much this costs? You should be prodding me!)
  • Drop kid off at aerial. 
  • Hesitantly drive to Walmart. I don’t know why I go there. Oh yes, to minister, to talk to strangers in the aisle, to smile at people, to talk with and possibly pray with the cashier. Yes, do it! (It’s crazy that almost everyone we cross paths with needs encouragement—including ME—so send it on!) 
  • Drive home to drop off Walmart goods.
  • Pick up from aerial.
  • Two little friends are dropped off at my house. 🙂 I will take their sweet faces any day! 
  • Later, another friend gets dropped off. The house goes off the chain. 
  • Drop one friend off at dance.
  • Drop two children off at the college.
  • Dinner for children left in the house. I’m not sure how many are there at this point.
  • Pick up two children from dance
  • While dropping off another child at dance.
  • Pick up two kids from college.
  • Go to worship and give loads of hugs to many like-minded peeps.
  • Drop off child at dance.
  • Go back to worship and read the Word. 
  • Pick up one child from dance.
  • Go back to worship. Read … hug … pee because someone hit my bladder. 
  • Leave to go home. (Yay!)
  • Snack snack 
  • Chill chill 
  • Visit visit visit visit. Teens like to talk A LOT, especially at night! I am only listening here, nodding my head and smiling, saying things like “ooo,” “ohhhh,” “wow,” “I’m sorry,” “sounds amazing” because they don’t want to hear from you. No. They just want to download. 
  • Finally fall into bed and 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … zzzzzz (only 30 seconds until I was twitching—my hubs told me so).

And even more than that! This doesn’t include texts, phone calls, emails, or working on my book.

Seriously, how can you get through even one day without keeping a thankful list?
My favorite line in the Bible is: “And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15 NIV).

Track one day in your life and share it with me. Can’t wait to hear from you!


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