Yesterday, Maija at Maija’s Mommy Moments wrote about rocking the working mom gig…or not.
Her post definitely brought a commiserating smile to my face because ya…my house is totally on the brink of chaos and mayhem on a daily basis.
Between DD demanding freezies for breakfast (yeah…so not going to happen) and finally settling on frozen bread (her preference not mine) and me constantly running up and down the stairs to grab socks that I keep forgetting to grab (Three times this morning! Hello! It was the whole point of going upstairs in the first place!)…I’m completely exhausted.
And I still have a full day of work ahead.
To top it off, DD is randomly boycotting pants (in the middle of winter). And we’re in week four of a five-week house reno.
House renovations. Ya, they elevate that morning rush to new levels of chaos.
Besides the usual race to get ourselves and DD fed, dressed, potty’d and out the door, we have the added adventure of covering and moving furniture each morning so none of it gets coated with drywall dust and the like. We also need to do this to keep the furniture out of our contractor’s way.
Now for any of you who have lived through a reno you know that it doesn’t matter how well you cover your furniture or seal off areas of the house – dust gets everywhere. Which means daily wiping and cleaning of furniture.
But it has to be done because this furniture I speak of? It’s the kind we use everyday. To you know…eat, sleep and generally live.
I know, I know. I shouldn’t complain. Parent or not – living through a reno is messy business.
Just have to keep thinking of the reward, right? A home more beautiful than we started with.
Yes, soon enough this reno will be behind us.
At which point my mornings will only consist of teary pleas for freezies and a random, completely unpredictable boycott of pants.