Things I Do That Make Me Question My Sanity
October 24, 2012 § 1 Comment
In no particular order, these are 13 random questionable things I do on an almost daily basis since becoming a stay-at-home mom, and now a stay-at-home mom of a full-time student:
1. Regardless of where I am, I call out “I’m going to the potty,” before heading to the restroom.
2. I find that I am generally showering every two days. I know. Gross.
3. I am always on the lookout for inexpensive clothes that double as pajamas and day-wear. I roll out of bed ready to start my day! Ahem.
4. I have started an early Monday morning tradition of going to the Salvation Army to look for good quality, inexpensive furniture and house ware. Un-showered and in my “day wear.” (see 2 & 3 above). Gross x 2.
5. I want to slap whoever asks me “So, what did you do today?”
6. When Peter is home from school, one of our frequent games is playing “cat against the flashlight.” I am the cat who chases the flashlight beam which is controlled by Peter. I run into walls at full speed and jump towards the ceiling trying to get my paws on the light. Crazy? Maybe. But the full-on belly laughs my stupendous physical humor elicits is priceless.
7. I really, really enjoy folding Peter’s size 5/6 clothes.
8. I unlock the back door every time I get out of the car even though nobody is sitting back there.
9. I paint my fingernails after eating a delicious home-cooked lunch. (Ok, that is just awesome, not crazy)
10. I spend a lot of time wondering how I kept up with the laundry and grocery shopping when I worked full time.
11. I read a novel. During the day. Sometimes for hours. (and suffer from tremendous guilt).
12. I contemplate what could be done in 6 hours: run 2 or more marathons, drive to NYC and back, fly to Europe, watch 3 movies, see 12 or more patients (uh, if I were a doctor)…and often feel very bad about my unproductive self.
13. I feel a renewed sense of thankfulness and gratitude for my friends, all of them, but these days especially for those who are local. Y’all are super.