Letting Things Slide

This is how I feel like, on most days.

There’s a lot to do in the life of a parent these days. Not only do we have to feed, clothe and whatever-else for our kids, we also have to shop to obtain these things, earn the money to do the shopping in the first place, and then there’s the sometimes uphill battle to get these things onto, or into our little dears.

School, extra-curricular activities, playtime, playdates, quality time, homework, etc…

And then there’s the paperwork.

Yes, the hideousness of redtape, bureaucracy and paperwork (virtual though it may be these days) invades our day and demands to be done or Bad Things Will Happen.

Tell me, who out there with two or more kids under the age of 5 is actually organized? How do you do it?

We’ve had to put our bills on automatic billpay, I have a special pile(s) that (hopefully) gets sorted thru at least once a week – where everything from mail to school notices gets placed.

And still chaos reigns supreme.

Most of the time things go undone. Heck, on the way from one room to the next, I’ve forgotten why I was going there to begin with!

Perhaps it has something to do with the brain-splitting whines of two 4-yr-old girls. That tends to derail thoughts with stunning regularity. Have any scientific studies been conducted to measure the rate of brain-cell decay/erasure in proximity to highly-efficient whine-machines?

Popular Science should get right on this, immediately!

Then there are all the times that I’ll forego everything from food to tv to a little nookie with the hubby, in favor of a little shut-eye!

And my husband has no desire (at least, not that he’s admitted to any) for anything to do with my unconscious form. (“It’s not like you’d be touching an actual corpse, honey! And it’s an efficient use of time – you LIKE efficiency! – and I won’t lose any sleep over it!” πŸ™‚ )

Strangely enough, he didn’t look thrilled when I brought the subject up.

Go figure.

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5 thoughts on “Letting Things Slide

  1. I love reading your posts!! 1. because I like your writing style and 2. because I can relate! πŸ˜€ Oh can I relate. My twins are the youngest of 4 and when they were born, I had 4 kids 5 years old and younger. My kids are now 12, 9, 7 and 7. There’s about 2 1/2 years between them. I guess you just get used to it but yea…you let things slide or things just slide whether you let it or not! πŸ˜‰ (so thanks for linking up for my Alexa Hop so that I always have a reason/excuse for stopping by) πŸ˜€
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  2. HAHAHA..that’s hilarious! I’m laughing because that was/ still is ME! oh my gosh…I’ll stay up late and blog to stay as far away from the snoring as I can..lol I remember those screams! My now 12 yr old did that EVERY time we went out to eat. Let’s just say, they always had a to go bag rarin’ to go!!
    AND THE PAPERS!! I’m SO SICK of all the papers…lol I throw away everything that I know I don’t REALLY need to keep. What helped us is we bought a cute table/hutch thing with several drawers in it. One holds insurance papers, one holds bills, one holds user guides..etc. Then the kids have another hutch with all their stuff from school papers, crayons, markers, glue, games, you name it. SO that has been the only way I could get somewhat organized. Until I got those, I literally looked like I was surrounded by the paper section at the recycling center..lol

    I just came over to say thanks for stopping by the Alexa blog hop..and I got caught up in a running conversation.. LOL! πŸ˜›
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  3. Your post is hilarious! I think we all go through that, but somewhere in the end it is all worth it πŸ™‚ I am making rounds from the Helicopter hop. I already follow you on Facebook and I followed on Twitter today. But I need to let you know – I tried to follow on RSS but your button isn’t working right. Anyway, hang in there and keep your head above the papers πŸ™‚
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