You get the kids up.
Keep them busy while you get yourself presentable today.
Get breakfast made and down the kids' hatches.
Bundle them up.
Get out the door.
Do a Target shop.
Run home and throw it into the house...putting the cold stuff into the fridge.
Then head to a MOMS Club meeting.
I have been a member of MOMS club since staying home with my boys. It has been a wonderful way to meet moms and children. It offers entertainment that is affordable, free, and fun! Love it! Haven't been to much lately due to the ages of the boys and other commitments (preschool, library, ecfe, etc.)
Today they had the monthly member meeting (No one ever goes except the board - I know this because I was on the board last year.) This month they were getting people to come by offering a speaker experience. She was going to tell how she saves money and feeds her family for only $400 a month! LOVE IT! So I showed up at the church that usually houses our meetings and the parking lot had quite a few cars there. But everyone was still in their cars. The church was locked. We were locked out. So we had to find a place to have the meeting...and the speaker - it wasn't like we could reschedule.
So a friend, we'll call her Jessie, volunteered to host it at her house. Keep in mind this is only 9:30 am! Everyone said great and headed to her house...possibly arriving before she did!
COULD YOU DO THIS? When you leave the house in the morning do you think...I might have to host over 20 moms and children...maybe I should----
wipe up the spilled cereal and toast crumbs
empty the dishwasher that ran the night before,
so you could put the dinner dishes and breakfast dishes away.
Do you have your boys put their clothes in the hamper...since they got dressed in the entry way...due to the rush of trying to do too much before 9:30am.
Are toys picked up so that 15 kids can find a space of their own to keep busy...
while 15 moms sit around and try to absorb good information that brought them out on this FREEZING MORNING!?
I DO NOT consider this possibility.
I did not go to her house because I couldn't imagine being in her position. I could not even imagine it. And after getting home from our morning out and about the reality sunk in and sat heavy in my stomach. I COULD NOT have done what she did...because everything I mentioned in the last paragraph....
- the toast crumbs
- the spilled milk
- the cereal spoon on the floor
- the dinner dishes out and all over
- toys not put away
- last nights pjs laying in the entry way
- a dirty (just pee) diaper wrapped up and sitting next to the pjs
- a toilet that needed flushing (does anyone else have this issue with their little boy)
I am just saying..
I. COULD. NOT. HAVE. DONE. WHAT. SHE. DID.
And for that - she deserves a huge hug...and an afternoon to herself....and a moment to breathe. And I am helping give that to her. Love you....we'll just call you Jessie - You AMAZE me!
So be honest...do you leave your house each day ....ready to host.... I can proudly say...no!