Friday, June 01, 2012

Losing My Touch

I don't know if you find this too. Gosh I hope you do. It would be really rotten if it were only me. You see, I'm very much losing my touch.

I'm a Capricorn. And a control freak. I have always been in control. On top of my world. The one you could count on to get something done, and done well. In time and under budget. Clean house and healthy food on the table.


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Since becoming a mom, it's like I can't stay on top of ANYTHING. My house is a mess. Our diet is embarrassing. I'm constantly forgetting things and making excuses for lateness. I can't even get a birthday card in the mail on time anymore. Geesh.

I can blame part of it on lack of time. Working outside the home and spending a couple hours in the car every day certainly does take its toll on personal productivity. But I think it has more to do with lack of sleep and a frazzled mind. Having another little human to worry about and fuss over adds a lot to the mental activity of a day. Or night. And the multi-tasking involved in keeping all my boys content and feeling appreciated is phenomenal. (That includes the cat, by the way.) I get distracted easily and often forget what exactly it was I was meaning to do.

Some days it feels like just as I'm starting to get on top of a task, like washing the floors let's say, someone calls out because they need something. Desperately need something, naturally. Maybe directions to our bathroom? So I go tend to them, then get distracted on the way back to the mop and start, say, cleaning the litter box. Which leads to a trip to the green bin. Which has been upended by raccoons, leaving a mass of bones and rotting tomatoes all over the driveway. Shovel time. When I finally get back to the mop, it's now time to make lunch. Which requires more cleaning up after.

Two days later that mop and bucket of cold, filthy water are still there.

Is any of this sounding familiar? What's a mom to do? I'd love to hear how you cope. Or if you have a recommendation for a good, trustworthy cleaning lady in the Scarborough area, that would be cool too. At least I could something scratched off my list of to-dos.


  1. Oh my, I have days like this too. Actually after having more than one child it's been frazzle city! You are not the only one! Hang in there!

    1. Thanks! It's good to know I'm "normal" ... so to speak ;)

  2. Anonymous12:04 pm

    Sadly, I have no solution to that problem because I face it too. You are definitely not alone. Three kids 6 years & younger have changed the way I do everything. Just remember your multitasking skills are getting a workout & can only be getting better with all this exercise. Time is a 4-letter word!

    1. 3 under 6?! I really shouldn't be complaining. It is a whole new skill set we have to develop, isn't it?


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