Isn't that the story when you're a Stay-At-Home-Mom? Yes, it's true that I drove more back when I was a florist delivery driver...no gold lamé suit or winged hat for me, though I was speedy and polite ...
But I do drive a lot. This morning, the issue was not so much the mileage as the juggle... 4 kids, 3 different things all before 11 a.m.
- 9:00 Certificate of Merit piano exam to be administered 30 minutes away from home for Big G.
- 10:00 Skateboard Class at a location heading back toward home for a 20-minute drive from the piano thing for Q-Man.
- 11:00 Gymnastics heading back in the original direction another 10-minute drive from the skateboard thing for Big G and Baby X.
Of course, the fun didn't end with the arrival at gymnastics. Nope. It was at this point that momming kicked into high gear. Chasing a bored-now-rampant toddler who has been being schlepped all over town for her older brothers' and sister's activities while simultaneously coping with the whining of a bored, Doritos-craving kindergartener is grueling... especially in a confined space filled with lots of observing parents drinking cups of coffee without handy lids. Finally, after 55 minutes of that, we got to go home to have lunch and fight with our siblings and drive mommy more batty and eventually settle down when the toddler went to nap.
After my rough housewife/mommy morning, I was in serious need of some REAL housewife humor. I know where to go when THAT is my jones... and if off-color language offends you and/or your kids are in the room, consider yourself warned... I don't let my kids listen to this one!
No need for oxycontin washed down with Jack D for me. Listening to Sally Brooks and laughing so hard no sound comes out is my Mother's Cure :)
Do you spend a lot of time in the car? Do you enjoy driving?
–While I spend more time in the car with my kids than I prefer, I do enjoy driving quite a bit :) I love road trips and would love to do that with the kids... not loving all the kid-commuting as much.
What is your go-to for insanity-prevention?
–Other than a great laugh, I pick running.