13 Reason Why You Didn’t “Enjoy” Your Quality Hour With the Children Today

Posted on March 9, 2017 | Posted by admin
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What was I so busy with? Why was I emphasized? Why didnt I merely Enjoy them more?

By Jess Johnston

I adore my children. When “they il be” fast asleep, their faces all tranquil and angelic, I instantaneously forget the day and I believe, What was I so busy with? Why was I emphasized? Why didnt I merely Enjoy them more? It doesnt assistance that I am constantly being told to Enjoy it. It runs so fast. So for the rest of us who patently didnt seem to be enjoying it enough in Target today, I want to pat you on the back and remind you why you didnt.

1. Because your youngest was hollering due to her intense desire to be naked in the TJ Maxx line, which is obviously where your other three children are believing maybe they need a coffee mug with a bedazzled kitten on it and a package of Thank You cards.That is when someone who rained this morning decides to commentate on their own lives, You suuuuuuuure have your hands full. Thanks clean person.

2. Because the drive thru doesnt put straws into the beaker. You think this is what you pay them for. But no. They hand you over to the animals with a bunch of papered straws. Your hands crampup trying to tear faster than your ear drums explode. Your children will never believe that you already know that they want their water and that you are also aware that you have birthed four children who are thirsty. They are literally all shrieking at you. Thank you drive thru, you were supposed to be my guilty pleasure.

3. Because you googled runny nose and are still trying to recover from the trauma.

4. Because of bedtime. It justdoesnt happen like you thought it would.Your guests arrive andinstead of sleeping, “they il be” serenading everyone with prehistoric noises that make you want to weep. You invite your friends to join you in the hallway and to please bring the wine.

#bestfriendsever

5. Because your child who is potty develop pooped twice in the toilet and once on the carpet and research results of your efforts seems to be nothing more than a chronic addiction to M& Ms.

6. Because of whining and bickering. And how you were never going to allow tattling but the logistics of that are a lot more confusing than you anticipated.

7. Because we are supposed to keep our homes clean-dirty, which entails not the kind of dirty that makes people want to throw up.All the while, your home is transformed into a toxic-waste zone with no more than 1.5 seconds and a box of graham crackers.

8. Because of dentists who make you fear cavities and teachers who send home tardy notes to your student when it is clear who the guilty party is.

9. Because you used to like to go to church and venerate, but now instead you chase your children around and likely flash your nether region to at the least 15 pure adolescents, all because you had the nerve to wear a skirt. You end up in the vestibule wrestling little lionesses until everyone comes out appearing refreshed.

10. Because of your period.

11. Because of laundry. If you could hire a person to do one thing it would be to take the folded piles from the floor to the drawers. And to find socks.

12. Because your four year old announced she wants to change her name to something that rhymes with Lucy, but starts with a P. You are pretty sure you would not like her to tell anyone else that, and try and guide her towards something like Sparkle or Rainbow Princess. Youre crossing your fingers on this one.

13. Because, if you havent noticed, the perfect modern mommy is not possible. The Organic, Grass-Fed, Kambucha making, Private School sending, Best-Teacher-Ever, Cooking, I-love-doing-crafts-and-destroying-my-recently-cleaned-house-doing, Anti-Shots, All Immunization Getting, Attachment Parenting, Love and Logically Guiding, Sex Having, Exercising, Mascara Wearing, Volunteering, Taking-time-for-her, Organized, Relaxed, Scheduled, Free Spirit, Hosting, Never-fast-food-going, Working, Biding at Home, Pinterest Making, Budgeting, Anti TV fanatic MomSHE DOESNT EXIST.

Case in Point. Cant write and cook dinner. Sorry, Husband .

So, my friend, remember why you didnt enjoy every moment today. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Most of all, give yourself a infringe. It may not be perfect, but youre in it, and most likely, like the nostalgic folks around us, youll look back and call these the best years of their own lives, straw-less cups and all.

About the Author : Jessica Johnston, her husband and her four children( Malachi 8, Scout 6, Oaklee 4, Haven 2) live in the heart of Montana. Shes passionate about community, escapade, family and KEEPIN IT REAL in the process. Her writing has appeared on Mother.ly and Scary Mommy. She loves sharing laughs with you at wonderoak.com. You can follow her there, or like her page on Facebooks WONDEROAK Blog .

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