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Just 5 Fucking Minutes!

Posted by idawrites on December 16, 2009 in Children, Rant |

As much as I would love for it to be different, I’m a working mom. I’d love to bake and clean and do all of my errands while there aren’t dozens of (or 3) kids under my feet all the damned time. But, that’s not my life. I leave the house at 7:15 AM and I get home at about 4:55 PM.

Conveniently enough, this means that the kids are all home when I leave for work in the morning. They are also home 10 minutes before I arrive home after work. You do the math. That means I get exactly NO down time unless you count my hour round trip minute commute.. during which I usually get at least one phone call coming and one phone call going.

In the afternoons, they’ve got exactly 10 minutes of time to get completely ramped up on whatever sugar laden snack they grabbed as soon as they get in the door, make all of their “ZOMG… guess what happened to me today at school, on the bus, at lunch, here’s a million fucking papers for you to sign… they were due yesterday” declarations to their dad, who works from home. He, of course, is trying to finish up his work day and says “tell/show/give this to your mom when she gets home”. LUCKY ME! I seriously don’t even make it inside the house… most times they meet me on the porch yelling “Mommy, guess what?????!!!!”

Inside my head, I’m screaming “Please, for the love of Pete, let your mom have just 5 fucking minutes to get in the house before you unload. That’d be GREAT. You know what? 10 minutes would be better. I could take my shoes off. I could set my purse down. I might even be able to get to the medicine cabinet and pop a Xanax before I have to start dinner. Then you can tell me anything you want.”

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