The musings of a juggling mother

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Bad mother day

I have been one of those "bad mothers" today. I've shouted at my kids for little reason, I've left them to play alone in their room. I fed them tinned spaghetti & yesterday's sausages on toast for lunch (although they also had yoghurts, fruit juice & raisins). I haven't done anything even vaguely educational with them:-(

Last night was one of those nights where I just couldn't sleep! Not for any reason, it just didn't happen, so today I have not been in the best mood.

I did manage to get everyone up, fed & dressed on time this morning. And I worked out how to put together the bike trailer we got off freecycle ages ago. I cycled them all to school & home again - those girls are getting to be heavy lumps now! Over 4 stone between them - plus the trailer - my legs were compaining by the time we got home!

But that was it for the morning. I intend to go swimming on Friday mornings, but I have to buy myself a swimsuit first, so that was my excuse for not going today. I tried to have a bit of a nap with the girls this morning - but they were having none of it:-(

This afternoon we have a birthday party to attend. I have managed to find and wrap a present for her. And organise (but not pay for) Mstr A to go to after school club. Although it's also his school disco tonight, so i'm going to have to send Aggie down with some clothes and money for him.

I think I really need to get a bit more organised!


  • At Friday, January 05, 2007 10:09:00 pm, Blogger Emily said…

    Since I've had Zach I've been a bad mother too. Newborn plus winter = hello DVDs. Molly has been watching Little Mermaid a lot. She has also been playing a lot around the house in different rooms while I've been feeding, changing and winding the baby AND trying to have a poo by myself for 30 seconds (impossible).

    Well done of the cycling. I've got the costume, just the pool seems so very cold and uninviting and miles away!*

    *It isn't

  • At Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:54:00 pm, Anonymous ~ stacy ~ said…

    Some days it's all I can do just to tend to the basic necessities. I would have to say that in cycling your little ones to school, you accomplished much. [smile]

    I seriously need to get more organized and disciplined myself. I've turned into such a slacker lately. I think I'm waiting for Spring weather to give me a bit of 'oomph'.

  • At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:32:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    After a night without sleep, you just try to survive the next day without killing anyone. You have to adjust the standards by which you measure success.


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