I wonder if I am normal...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some days I get so frustrated.  EVERY morning I am not only responsible for getting myself and all of my stuff ready to go to work, but I have to get someone else

Dressed - argue about what she is wearing since she was 1.5
Teeth brushed
Hair brushed - as she SCREAMS at me about it
Remember if she has school and get the backpack
Argue about which shoes are appropriate
Discuss who will turn on the alarm - HER unless I forget then we have to turn it off again...
To the car after running around the yard and checking on the duck, or the bunny, or the leaves, or the lights...
Buckled into her car seat
Discuss what should be on the radio for the two block drive to daycare
Out of the car
Chase to the door of daycare "I'm gonna beat you Mama!"
Jacket off
Shoes off
Maybe she tells me not to go...
Maybe a conversation with J about neighbors, school, vacation...
Hug and Kiss

Then drive the 20-30 minutes to work - all the while wishing I had done something differently that morning. 

Taken time to make her a piece of toast - even if she gets breakfast at daycare
Read a story or four
Brushed her hair slower - no rush
Let her wear the flip-flops

Is it normal that I am frustrated.  Is it normal that I want a break, but I don't want a break?  I don't want to miss anything, but sometimes you miss little things.  And time is something you never get back.


Anti-Supermom said...

Normal. How can we have the 'perfect' day everyday? You took the time to remember those moments today, that's means something too!

Cathy said...

First of all, how adorable is she?! I mean, really, cuteness all over the place!

Second, I am sorry I can't help with the motherhood stuff, but I would assume it's normal to be frustrated at times.

Unknown said...

This is SO normal. And I feel bad relating so much because I am a SAHM and do not work outside the home....she is darling, you are doing a great job, and go easy on yourself. Supermom does not exist. Or this is what I tell myself.

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Anonymous said...

I wonder if I'm normal all the time. I think not wondering if your normal is abnormal,,,ya' know.:-)

Ian said...

Yo, of course you are normal....and LOOK AT THAT FACE!!! :)

Anonymous said...

your doing way better than me, I pulled all my hair out and I only have to deal with me in the mornings ;)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You are completely normal. That's when it's time for Daddy to take over and for you to go take a bubble bath paired with a glass o' vino!

MrsDixon said...

She is so cute!! I don't have kids yet, but can surely imagine this is one of the toughest struggles of motherhood!

Town and Country House said...

There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one--Jane Churchill

You are a good one!

MommyLisa said...

Thanks All! I think being a mom is hard no matter what. You always wish you did more, better, etc. Even my mother asked me right before Easter if I felt that I had "missed out" because we never went to our town Easter Egg Hunt growing up. (I am 42 now??)

It never even entered my mind!


Marla said...

You are a good mama and oh that little face!

Messy Mommy said...

we are always rushed in the mornings, and i don't even have to get myself ready! i hate it!

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