Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mom is either running late or has dirty hair: An Explanation.

Do you ever have moments where you wish whole-heartedly that you could be pulled together on a more regular basis? Well I do and for me, being pulled together starts with a shower. An event that I wish was more regular in my life.

Take this morning for instance. I woke up to a beautiful sunny New England day with unseasonably chilly temps that reminded me that fall is just around the corner. My children were playing quietly in their rooms and with my busy day ahead of me I thought to myself, I actually could get a shower in today and get the day headed off in the right direction. So I pop into my bathroom and realize that I hadn’t yet unpacked my shampoo, which was sitting in a bag still downstairs. So I run down three flights of stairs to grab the shampoo with the intent of running right back up to hop in a hot shower. When I got downstairs I heard the garbage trucks and a quick glance out to the drive way indicated my other half had neglected to take out the cans this morning. So I ran out the back door to wheel the cans out to the end of the driveway. While doing so I noticed all the toys all over the yard and remembered that our lawn guys are coming today and needed to get the stuff off the grass. So I did a quick yard clean up and trotted back into the house. The quiet children were at this point alerted to the fact that mom was up and were now chirping for breakfast. After making breakfast, cleaning it up, loading and starting the dishwasher I headed straight for my shampoo bag still sitting where I had left it on Sunday. As I crossed the house the phone rang with my friend on the other line. We chatted about getting together on Friday and I complained that life was getting out of control and needed some organization. She then told me about a great product she just bought called a MomAgenda and gave me the link. I of course grabbed my laptop and looked it up and indeed it seems to be a worthy product. Getting distracted from my goal of a clean body, I started trolling around this website and found another link to a cute website for birthday present stickers and birth announcements. Ingenious! Realizing I was running late, I put a call into my mother to let her know what stage of the game were at and headed up stairs only to find myself back where I started on the third floor trying to get in the shower with NO shampoo.

I eventually showered but was in fact late and the lawn guys never showed.


Meg said...

oh my goodness- I could have written this post! just add "getting the boys to school on time" and it could be me....sad to say, I did NOT get the shower today- I've set my clock 30 minutes early so I can get in tomorrow before school- I can't imagine what will distract me at 6am.....can you?!
and ohhhh- how I miss the first signs of Fall!

Donna said...

Good one, Shannon! I'm selfish, and my kids WILL wait till Mom showers before eating, or anything else. Must have shower.
Going now to check those links you included...

Avery's Mom & Dad said...

My life story all nicely condensed into one little post. I could not have written this better.
Just a shower I ask each day....I just would like to take a shower!!

Now I must check out your links.