Do you ever have one of those days as a parent that just leave you emotionally and physically exhausted and you're not really sure why? Let's look at today so far….
Wake up with a migraine and that time of the month visiting …check
Walk up to let the chooks out and discover they have knocked over their water bucket…again and something has been into their food as i only filled it yesterday! Walk back down hill and refill everything, trip up stone steps on way back…….check
As walking back down through the vegie garden notice that wallabies have yet again eaten beans and strawberries leaving just stumps of both, got to love self sufficiency some days……..check
Walk inside really hoping the morning gets better only to discover the kettle has boiled dry due to cut off switch apparently no longer working……check
Toddler twosome up for the day and begin toddler tantrums and fighting almost immediately….check…yep going to be one of those days
Clean up a mega poop that has escaped the cloth nappy and decorated the lounge beautifully…….check
Come back from rinsing nappy to discover i forgot to put the ‘no spill' valves on the water cups this morning and toddler twosome are having a ball slipping around in puddles on the wooden floor….check
Decide to go outside for change of scenery after ‘excitement' of the morning to do some painting……forget the chooks seem to like painting too and happily walk through dropped paint ending up with it over swingset and slide as toddler twosome run around with paint hands while i am distracted by chooks running around everywhere with paint claws…….check
Toddler twosome fighting for sole attention all day, one taking the genius step of holding onto my shorts in case i move of my own violation without her permission in a direction she doesn't want me to go….check
Lunch lovingly prepared (ok, slapped together while mummy wondering if there is chocolate in the house) dropped all over floor with not much eaten, so much effort for such little success……check
Weight watchers planned lunch of tuna and salad abandoned in favour of eating dropped leftovers so no wastage, hmmm……check
3 loads of washing and nappies hung out in glorious hot sunshine, 10 minutes later a rain shower comes through soaking the lot, mummy too tired to care honestly, perhaps it will dry tomorrow….check
Long awaited naptime disrupted by neighbour deciding now would be perfect time to get the ride on mower and other loud machinery started resulting in short nap time which really, really made mummy ‘disgruntled'…….check
The afternoon looms long as mummy counts down till bedtime and a glass of ‘steady the nerves' wine……surely someone will be in tomorrow to look after the kids and do the housework right? It is the weekend after all!
Have a good weekend everyone……i really do love my kids…..honestly…..just one of those days, tell me you know what i am talking about (please!).