Life

Ain’t nobody got time for that!!

Remember when you were younger…and going to school and doing homework were the extent of your “responsibilities”? Aaaahh….the good ole days!
Now…I feel like I don’t have time for ANYTHING. I mean, I’m sure the time is there for most of it…but it stresses me out just thinking about it and makes me not want to make time!
First, let’s start off with the kids. There is waking them up (which we know is a process in itself), making them breakfast, making their lunches, making sure they brush their teeth and hair (sometimes another painful process), and making sure they get to school on time. Whew! I’m tired just typing all that out. But…alas…I have time to run through Starbucks and get home a little after 8.
Now comes cleaning the house, doing laundry, updating sales forecasts, packaging and mailing from previous sales, advertising, blogging, taking inventory photos, studying and doing homework for my MBA classes, trying to find time to study for the CBEST that I’m taking in 2 weeks….oh, and remember to eat. Because a lot of the time, that gets forgotten. What time is it now?!? Oh crap…time to go get the kids from school…
So, it’s 2:15 and I’m waiting (like all the other parents parked around the perimeter of the school) for my kid to get out. Once she jumps in the car, it’s time to drive to the middle school to pick up the other kid. Finally, he moseys his way out school and into the car. What’s that? They are whining because they are so hungry and all they really want is a cookie from the local bakery because I forgot to pick up the “good” snacks when I went to the store at some point this week (or was it last week?!?). So…we head there, and some cookies turns into cookies, cupcakes (for home) and flavored lemonades for everyone. Time to head home!
No we are home, and it’s homework time. This battle can sometimes last an hour or more…so be prepared. Then it’s time to clean up and start making dinner because the hubby will be home soon and he will be expecting something to eat. Once dinner is done, served, and cleaned up…time to get the kids ready for bed and relax (ha!). Once the children are showered and tucked away in bed…I can finally go downstairs and maybe read, or watch some TV, or…wait…why is my husband snoring on the couch?!? Doesn’t he realize we don’t get to see each other and just spending time in the same room with him with small conversation is something I look forward to?!? Guess not. Instead, I wake him up so we can head upstairs so he can shower and get ready for bed….so we can start the process all over again in the morning.
So…I’m trying to figure out when I can go the gym, read, relax, maybe go get my nails done, grab coffee with a friend, and just remember that I am a person…not a robot. But…ain’t nobody got time for that!

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