Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Groundhog Day

It occurred to me this morning as I made the kids' lunches and yelled at Audrey to hurry up and Nolan to get out of the shower that my life has turned into a version of the movie "Groundhog Day."

Every day at the same time, I find myself saying/thinking/doing the exact same thing.

Get up get dressed just a minute no, you can't have soda in your lunchbox where's your backpack do you need your trombone who took my keys where's your water bottle no I'm not signing that hey, that's not your shirt what do you mean you forgot your homework too bad you're gonna be late oh shit you're all late did you brush your teeth did you do your inhaler get changed for aikido no you can't yeah go ahead I'm making ____ for dinner take a shower who fed the dogs feed the dogs did you finish your homework did you read did you do your inhaler did you take your medicine I'm in the bathroom can I have five minutes there's only one of me go to bed take it to your father where is your father don't wake up your father go away I am on the phone....

Lather, rinse, repeat; every day, with a stint at work in between.

Usually around 8 or 9 pm, I pick up the phone, and dial.

"Mom?"

At around ten, when silence is golden, I can do whatever I want, watch tv, use my computer uninterrupted, read....

But I fall asleep instead. 

It's too quiet.

6 comments:

pixiedustnme said...

well, all i have to say is we haven't been late (yet) this year - LOL

jckfrstross said...

enjoy your nutty mornings and evenings they grow up way to fast

Deb

screaminremo303 said...

Life is what happens while you're making school lunches.

I just made that up. It's yours. Get rich.

wshgranter said...

I absolutely say the same exact things over and over and over again.  You really know how to express what we go through.  That's why I love your journal so much!  
Trace~

chat2missie said...

Isn't that called parenthood??  LOL  Have a good Thursday.
Missie

jevanslink said...

I thought you slept with Mr. W.  Where do you put Bill Murray?  

Mrs. L