Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up cuz I’m there now. I’m going on day 4 of not washing my hair (God bless you Dove dry shampoo) or not shaving my legs. I haven’t opened up the mail in weeks. Why open it up? Not like it’s going to be a check for a million dollars or a letter from a friend. Do you know I used to wait for the mailman as a child? It was a time when the mail meant fun letters or magazines. Now it just brings anxiety that can only be stifled with alcohol or a prescription.
The laundry is a never-ending nightmare. I did no less than….and I shit you not……6 loads this past weekend. How can 4 people wear this much clothing? No one in the family is on board with my idea of a naked day. I thought it would cut back on a ton of laundry. Alas, It’s just piles upon piles of uniforms, towels, sheets, jeans, sweatshirts, etc. I’ve almost stopped washing my own clothes in an effort to cut down on laundry. I’ll have heaping mounds of laundry folded while there is this dainty pile consisting of 1 jean, a thong and a pair of socks. Ok, between the not washing of the hair, not shaving my legs and barely washing my clothes, I don’t sound like a very hygienic person right now, do I? I swear I’m not going down that path.
I once saw this hilarious meme that said WHY DOES EVERYONE ASSUME I’LL COOK BECAUSE I’M THE MOM. It’s so true. In addition to putting in 8 hours of work and a 1 hour, 40 minute commute today, I also made the following:
- 2 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- Mongolian Beef
- Drove to the nearest Chinese restaurant to pick up fried rice for the Mongolian Beef
And I hate to cook!
So today, I got my first product review offer that actually paid money! I was over the moon but disappointed because I had to turn it down. It was to review a toy that was way too young for my sons and didn’t fit with my blog. When I read the product description, I was taken aback when I read dog-fight:
To be on the safe side, I Googled “are dog fights legal?” When Google promptly returned info that they weren’t, I reached out to the vendor and told them that dog fights are illegal in the United States and it must have been lost in translation.
Later that day I picked up my oldest from soccer. I told him about the product review offer and the dog fight description. He then informed me that dog fights are aerial battles, often times within close proximity. I just shook my head in disbelief of my stupidity. I cringed that not only did I send the vendor an email, but I also gave the website we used to connect with, a “heads up” that I had let them know dog fight was being misused. You know, I wanted to save them the trouble of letting the vendor know because genius over here (moi) had already informed them.
The vendor was gracious and quickly responded, “you are so nice. Thanks for letting us know.” You know what? I would have been totally on board with them addressing me in that email as Mrs. Jack Ass.
If it makes you feel better, I’m not sure if I would have known what dog fights were if I hadn’t have dated a pilot for 8 years…
That does make me feel better. Thank you!
Omg the laundry!! My kids have school uniforms and soccer uniforms and after school they are supposed to change into nonuniform clothes and if they take a shirt out of the drawer and they don’t want it, it goes on the floor or into the laundry basket. Or they wear something for literally 5 minutes and realize it’s not what they want to wear that day so into the laundry basket. I’ve had folded socks in there! Like they just took them out of the drawer and put them into the basket clean or something!! Gah
It’s infuriating when they chose to throw something in a hamper b/c just thinking about folding something, exhausts them! You totally understand when I talk about how much the laundry sucks, don’t you!
Omg I totally understand!! Lol 4 kids plus the bedding for the students that live in the main house. And then I have to do my own too lol. And half of it is because they feel like it’s “dirty”. One night, the youngest got into pjs and 20 minutes later her mom forced her to have a shower. So she got an entirely new set of pjs! Saying the other ones were dirty. Like no hunny, you wore them for 20 minutes watching tv. It’s fine.
Omg…right? The thing that annoys me the most is my oldest will use a towel only once then throw it in the hamper.
Omg my kidlets do that and I used to do that!! Except it was 2 or 3 towels only once. One for my body and one for my hair, and one to stand on in the bathroom cos I didn’t want to stand on the bathmat
My boys used to take their clean, folded laundry to their rooms and just drop on the floor. Said clean folded laundry would make its way back to me to be washed again. When sorting, if it was still folded they got it back. “ You didn’t was these Mom”.
“You didn’t wear them son”.
When they were old enough to do their own laundry things changed.