Just the ramblings of a crazy Mom of two beautiful girls (and YaYa to many children that I adore) navigating through my snafu'd life. This blog is my way of 'clearing the cobwebs' and trying to maintain my sanity.
I have a chaotic life full of kids, rebuilding after our house burnt, coffee, my best girls, mornings in my breezeway, blogging, a full time job, screaming kids, laundry, remodeling, Asperger's/OCD Big'K, mowing, taking the trash out, Bipolar w/psychosis and RAD Lil'K, a crazy family, more kids thrown in the mix, bad plumbing, laughing until I pee my pants, electrical malfunctions, and everything else the Big G thinks He needs to throw at me on this ride we call life, all the while trying to survive being a single mother. Because let's face it...every day that I wake up, I am outnumbered!
well the first day of school has come and gone. and i truly believe it went off without many hitches.
i work a 17 hour day on sundays. so needless to say by the time i get home sunday night...its monday morning. after a whopping combined sleeping time of six hours (between friday and saturday nights) and factoring in two back to back 17 hour days, it is safe to say that monday mornings are not my all time super shiny moments as a mom. normally, during the summer, its not so bad. i sleep late. the girls sleep late. everyone is happy. but school time...now THATS a different story. when the alarm goes off at 0600, i am, to say the least, a little cloudy. having gone to sleep at maybe 0100 the little three to five hour 'nap' doesnt do much for brain function. let me mention here that my job is not a 'behind the desk' type job. i can kill people make a mistake that would possibly not be in someones best medical interest! so my work weekend is not an idle mind type weekend. i have to think. truly use brain power. for 17 hours a day! so yes by monday...i am stupid.
today was no different. i was hoping that being the first day of school i would be on it. i called the girls last night from work to ensure that they were on the path to bed at around 2000. (8 p.m. sorry i use military time) everything seemed good. clothes were laid out complete with underwear and socks. backpacks were ready to go. showers were taken. it seemed like everything was fine. by the time i got home at midnight i learned that my four yr old Lil'K had been so excited that she didnt find sleep until almost 2300. i understand. i just knew the morning wake up call would be a little cranky. i was prepared. at 0615 my phone rings and immediately after hitting speaker on my iphone i was greeted with "POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME!!" completely off tone and wayyyy too early for this non morning mom. (me and some close friends attended the Def Lep Poison Cheap Trick concert the week before). it was my wake up call. what great friends i have!! they already know im a loser and cannot wake up on my own. i should make them award certificates for being smartasses wonderful friends! i think i may do that later in the week. moving on...
the girls get their normal "wakeywakey eggs and bakey" song that i sing like a moron in the mornings. everyone stumbles to the kitchen to take their seats at the breakfast table only to discover we have no cereal! strike one for mom. in my defense i work all weekend. my dad was totally capable of looking in the cabinet and knowing we were out of yucky charms or shitty wheats (mini wheats. and not because of the taste. because of the fiber.) but no. he did not. so we made due with some weird peanut butter chewy cereal bar. yuck. but whatever. they were fed. everyone gets looked over and theres no major visible issues. Lil'Kdoesnt have on socks. but i think socks are overrated. and Big K does have on underwear so score one for mom. we all make it into my its-not-a-mini-van (kia rondo) and proceed to pick up the other two that will be joining us. normally this is a car full that i dread. as manchild picks on Lil'K and the screaming starts. but this morning i think everyone was too nervous. idle chatter began and i was having a great morning! we get to the junior high and get manchild and Big K dropped off. and as they are getting out of the car i am clapping and singing "yay first day of schoo-oo-olll... first day of schoo-oo-olll...first day of schoo-oo-olll... go junior high! go junior high!" really loud!!! which i love because i know they are embarrassed... score one for mom but in return am getting the stink eye from the two that are way too big for me to sing to. now on to the high school. its time to drop of KK and she is ok with it but nervous because none of her friends have sent a text to her yet that they are here. ok wait. stop. when we were in school there were no text messages. you just walked in. and hoped your friends were there. although we were all band nerds so of course we were there. we had marching practice. but still. its school! walk in the damn building! and of course as soon as she opened the door i began to sing to her too. better response on this one. i just got a head shake. delighted at myself i begin to pull off. now on to the pre-k for Lil'K. we get back to the elem school and with seven bags of supplies on my arms walk to the classroom. this child has been excited for a week. jumping jelly beans. we get seven steps from the class and i hear a meek and humble "uh mom im scared" oh great. and i thought no one was gonna cry. well we did make it without incident and she made it into the class...tear free. me. not. so. much. got to the parking lot and they started flowing. and not the silent OMGim crying flowing. the ugly face distorted mouth MY BABY IS IN SCHOOL flowing. but i make it to the its-not-a-mini-van before anyone saw me. strike two for mom.
i got home, called the moms of manchild and KK, and fixed my first cup of coffee. success. look at me go. everyone to school. in one piece. yay mom. score one for mom. as i drink my coffee and enjoy my quiet time i realize (as i lay back down because im exhausted) that the girls dont have lunch money.
are you shitting me?!?!?
well piss. strike three for mom. YOURE OUT!!!!
so after a thirty minute ordeal i get money on the account. thank you internet gods!!! sometimes technology proves wonderful.
now all is well on the first day of school.
and once they got home...nothing but great stories. i love it. the first day of school is great. for everyone.
Just a mom of two kids. Big K and Lil K. Who make me loco on a daily basis. I have a ton of other kids that call me 'YaYa'. They are my 'stray cats' as my great aunt refers to them. Once you start feeding them they won't go away...and apparently i'm a great cook!
The things I say will not always make sense. I am funny. I am sarcastic. I am educated. (Sometimes I forget this and the ghettoredneckcoonass comes out. I cannot help it. Hushitup!) I am a smartass. I do not sleep a lot. I may be off color at times. I am also harmless. You may not get my style and that is not my fault. This blog is not meant to be anything other than my thoughts. What I say belongs to me and at the end of the day...it's just words. Get over yourself. If you are offended, go away. You have been warned...