Monday, September 20, 2010


With the kids back to school I had this notion that I may be able to relax just a bit. Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking.

Once September hits, it's like a whirlwind in the house. I like schedules. I like them a lot. But seriously, my day now consist of blocks. I've become a human daily planner.

"Where do I have to be at 11?" "Where do I have to be at 12?"

It's only the second week in and I'm terrified of forgetting things. I thought that I wouldn't have to worry about forgetfulness until menopause. Apparently it's sneaking up on me faster than I expected.

I was in Target yesterday, and all I really needed to get was a few supplies for the kids Religion class. It seemed simple enough. Would you believe they were out of pencil cases? I was convinced it was my fault. I just wasn't looking in the right place. But sure pencil cases. I probably would have stayed longer searching the isles up and down, but as I mentioned earlier about the blocks. I just didn't have the time.

After school today we have about an hour to eat dinner, do homework and change clothes so that we arrive at Karate practice in time. That is where I will spend 2 hours because my children can't possibly be in the same class. By the time we get home, it's bath time, pajamas, stories and bed time. This schedule is the same for Tuesdays as well.

The rest of the week consist of: Back to School Night, a vendor open house, a meeting for small business owners, two orders of cookies, a flea market and a neighborhood party. Am I a bit worried? You betcha.

Somehow, like every other mother out there pulling her hair out, I will make it. I may be bald by Saturday, but I will make it.


JoJo said...

That's unheard of that they were out of Pencils!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

You should try Lucy Ricardo's trick: when Ricky put her on a schedule, (remember, this was the 50's!) he drew up a huge chart with the hours of the day blocked out and time allotted for each chore. Ethel was amazed at how Lucy seemed to be managing so well until she asked her how she did it. That's when Lucy told her with a straight face that she added an hour onto the end of every day! The only problem was that at the end of the year, she'd be two weeks short!

Ah, if real life were only as simple...

Calista Quinn said...

Well I went into the dreaded Wally World aka WalMart in a moment of desperation looking for Binder Paper, well apparently every store west of the Rockies is out of Binder Paper! Say What? The clerk actually told me, "You should have been here on Tuesday, we had some then, but it was gone in 5 minutes." I told her, "Note to self, I can't go back in time, so just tell me you are out, and leave it at that." LOL I think that perplexed her! As for the schedule, I bought the iphone, and sadly would be lost without Ical. It guess that is motherhood in the 21st century for you!

ethelmaepotter! said...

You need to do what Lucy Ricardo did when Ricky put her on a time schedule: she drew in an extra hour at the end of every day.

The only thing the end of the year, she was 2 weeks short!

Mommie Daze said...

Yeah, I thought with my oldest in school now I'd have more time. Nope. Just the opposite.