What the Hell Was I Thinking???

I hate to admit it, but my husband was actually right.  (Did pigs just fly?)  He tried to warn me, but I didn’t listen to him.  I thought that being the MOM, I knew what was what.  I was convinced that I was being an awesome mama by letting my kids participate in all the summer activities they wanted.  (Ok, you can stop pointing and laughing at me, people!)  So now that I’m in the thick of it all and practically living out of my damn car while chauffeuring these kids all over God’s creation, I’m totally kicking myself in the ass as my husband sits back and chants, “I told you so!!!

Although I tried like hell to convince my twins to choose the SAME all day camp for the summer, they really wanted to pick and choose their own individual camps.  And I totally get that.  They’re two very different people with very different interests.  So, I caved and allowed them to select several little camps that sounded fun to them.  They would each get to do things that appealed to them, making for two very happy campers.

But what I didn’t factor into the equation was that I am only ONE FRIGGIN’ PERSON and that I, unfortunately, do not have a clone who can help me be in two different places at the exact same time.  Do you have any idea how impossible that is?!  Just to give you a sample of what a typical “lazy, hazy day of summer” has been like around here, yesterday I had to drive both kids to morning camp, take my daughter to her reading tutor, take my son to his guitar lesson, take my daughter to her soccer clinic and then take my daughter to her 3v3 soccer tournament practice.  Oh and did I mention that my mother-in-law arrived for a visit and that the painters were here to touch up the exterior of our house?  Yeah, it’s been a regular three-ring circus around here, and I seemed to have lost my lion whip somewhere in all the madness.

So, yes, I only have myself to blame for letting my maternal guilt get the best of me and for not listening to my inner sense of reason.  Believe you me, I am paying for it big time.  Cause this is what I see when I look in the mirror lately:

That’ll teach me to try and be an awesome mama….

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11 Responses to What the Hell Was I Thinking???

  1. Amber says:

    I’m exhausted just reading all that. Wow.

    Wouldn’t it be great if there was some kind of program to issue each mother her own summer intern? Perhaps it could be a teenager who will then place a new value on safe sex practices post-summer and in the mean time they could take on some of the burden of the chaos.


  2. This just in: The price of fruits and vegetables in Hell skyrockets as Hades freezes over.

    I do feel sorry for you. We have only one child and can’t keep up. I can’t imagine two or more. I can’t manage my OWN schedule, let alone others’.

    Thanks for helping me feel so much better about myself!

  3. Adopt a 20 year old so he or she can help you drive the kids around. Good luck!

  4. Greta says:

    I only put my kids in a few things this summer and it’s either a complete circus or totally boring. But I guess that’s a good thing?

  5. cara says:

    my typical day – babysit 8-12 kids all day at home, run dd10 to LAX for 1.5-2hours, ds13 to umping or baseball game mon-fri while trying to fit in running, errands and dinner……..

  6. I think you like your kids more than I do because I refuse to drive them all over God’s green earth!

    Is school almost here, I’m ready!


  7. Ally says:

    Phew, I’m tired! And I only read it! Okay, maybe having my teenager that can drive isn’t all bad…

  8. These are the days I look forward to…sort of. But I think it’s great that you let them choose the things that interest them! It might pay off in the long run 🙂

  9. I’m right there with you girl! Except my hubby never warned me he just added to the chaos & mess. Speaking of messes…I need to find someone to detail my truck before #BloggyCon. Literally, living out of my vehicle! In fact, two weeks ago I spent 8am-midnight driving all over Illinois…All for activities!!! All I have to say is that next summer MAMA is in charge of pickin’ & choosin’ what we do. So glad I’m not the only crazy one!

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