Things just haven’t been easy for me so far this week and the rest of the week isn’t looking any better.

My house just won’t clean itself.

The laundry won’t wash, dry, or fold itself.  Neither will the dishes.

Husband left for 3 days yesterday.  At least I don’t have to wash his dishes.

I bought false eyelashes for our family photos Sunday.  When I went to put them on I discovered the glue was dry.  Too late to buy more.  Wasted $.

I pumped twice last week and got less than 1 ounce each time.

I have far less milk stored for my 4 days away (while at BlogHer) from Ev than I need.

Every time I have pumped so far this week something happens and a kid starts screming.  Never fails.  At least when I needed a tissue the 2.5 year old fetched it.  #winning

I spent 2 hours writing HTML for a page on this website.  Turns out that code isn’t what I wanted.

I spent 6 hours working on getting the new iPhone App submitted to Apple (it is now under review) but it should have taken a few minutes. *Twitter typo

Yesterday both children took a nap strike.  And when I did get the littlest to sleep, without fail the biggest would wake him.

Toddler decided yesterday was a fine time to forget how to pee on the toilet.  He peed in front of it instead.

Again, later he forgot to remove the potty seat and somehow peed on his own face instead.

My bathroom now smells like a public urinal.  I have no desire or intention of cleaning it today but the smell makes me want to hurl.

I got Ev to sleep after much bouncing on the yoga ball.  But then I was stuck in a chair with two sleeping (1 naked) kids and couldn’t work.  So I watched Hoarders and felt a little better about my dirty house.

The toddler finally went to bed at 8 pm but woke at 11.  Both kids forced me into a space fit for a small house cat on the edge of the bed.

Toddler woke for the day at 5:45 and his “overnight underwear” didn’t hold up.  Sheets were soaked (MY sheets)

And yet- my kids are both alive and healthy.  I tweeted this yesterday:

so the kids decided to test my theory.

It is very hard to keep that in mind when the kids are both screaming at the top of their lungs, the toddler is kicking and punching because I told him to eat something other than cereal, and the baby won’t leave my side long enough to go pee.  Life isn’t always this crazy.  In fact, the kids are usually quite well behaved.  If they weren’t I wouldn’t be able to post as often.  Clearly, the past few days haven’t been so great.  There have been other non family reasons the week has sucked but I won’t depress you.

16 Responses

  1. While on maternity leave with my 1 month old – I must confess that I also watch Hoarders to feel better about my messy house!

  2. I lost my entire party site and now have to pay GoDaddy to restore what they messed up! #salesfail
    We’ve all had bad weeks – is it a full moon or something?  Just remember that you are strong and they won’t beat you!  *Although some days I do wonder about that!

    1. They totally beat me yesterday. I was a terrible mom. But today is a new
      day (and Mother’s Helper is here for a few hours!)

  3. I have totally been here! Our water treatment plant flooded and we have been on a boil and conserve order for more than a week with no end in site. Its hot and i’m tired of frozen meals and paper products- including disposables that constantly reek of pee! Hang I


  4. I’m sorry you’ve had such a rough week, but I thank you for bringing a smile to my face.  I have SO been there.  As time goes by we are able to find the humor in being a parent.  Right?

  5. Oh man that’s rough! Hoarders can make anyone feel good about themselves though. Good choice! One time I watched an episode where the lady had so much stuff piled up in her bathroom that she couldn’t even get in. (don’t even ask where she was going potty) AND the toilet was clogged and semi overflowing. I’m sure your house smells like a row of daisys in comparison. I hope next week is better!

  6. Oh, you poor thing!  What a horrible horrible day!  I am so sorry.  Certainly today will be better.  Hang in there.

  7. That book Alexander and the Teribble Horrible No Good Very Bad Day was one of my favorites growing up. We all have days and weeks like that and sometimes it just helps to vent! Hopefully you feel better now (in addition to the episode of Hoarders). Maybe I need to watch an episode this week as well to feel better about my house! 

  8. Hang in there, Kim.  As I learned from church, “Don’t run faster than you have strength.”  It’s fine to take a break when all hell breaks loose.

    Also, I can relate to the bit about the baby not letting you pee.  Several times in the last few days I have been on the toilet with him holding my leg because he won’t let me shut the door to go pee. 

    Also, you are awesome and I love your blog.  Hang in there.  I hate pumping too – just goes to show that pumping is not a true sign of breastmilk production, eh?  You can do it.  I’ll keep ya in my prayers.

  9. Hang in there! I know how you feel. my son (2.5) just decided that it was more fun to pee everywhere else but the toilet. Oh and that the toilet water was really just a splashing pond. We can do it!

  10. Aw man! You need a break. I understand about the bathroom… my 17 year old brother and 27 year old husband always seem to have issues. I walked into my downstairs guest bathroom today and it was horrifying (ok it really wasn’t that bad, but it did smell awful). Ugh.

    Oh, and I agree with you about how Hoarders… it makes me feel like I have a very, very well-kept house.

    Hang in there and I hope things improve soon! 

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