Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday - It's Sometimes One of Those Days That Can't Pass Quickly Enough for Weary Moms

My Teens: Triplets (girl, boy, girl) & Big Brother
iPhone photo by Janis Brett Elspas,

Sunday usually is a day of productivity, a day to catch up before Monday arrives.  The relaxed atmosphere of the day, which typically starts out for me with sleeping in a little and lolling over the Sunday paper for several hours, is actually very energizing.

Apparently, that was not meant to be today.  From the moment I awoke until the minute before I finally was able to write this short post, there have been constant interruptions.  Try as I might, I couldn't seem to write even a sentence before someone would break my train of thought.  After all, with four teens in the house -- all born within a year, including triplets -- I guess I should expect this kind of chaos daily, right? 

I'll leave the details up to your imagination, because if you are a parent like me I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.  I mean picture mom and dad doing all the housework and errands today, while the kids play on the computer and watch TV, every room in our home is newly messed up even though the housekeeper was just here yesterday.

You get the idea: us parents are all in this together.  Raising kids is hard and constant work even when your children are 14 and 15 as mine are. 

So, when you ask me how was my weekend? I'll simply reply, And You?  Then, we'll look at each other knowingly.  I'm sure we will both smile smugly at each other, too, knowing that -- for us both we'll be really glad when Monday finally arrives and some normality returns to our existence as parents.

What are your savvy parenting tips for surviving weekends with one or more children home? Please share your advice generously here.

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1 comment:

  1. Everyday pretty much seems the same to me. We have things that we do on different days (church on Sundays and Wednesdays, yard sales on Saturdays, etc), but I pretty much always have the kids with me, and don't get many breaks. I'm looking forward to when they're older and able to go off on their own for a bit, whether to school or extra curricular activities.

    But until that happens, my advice is just to enjoy every moment. Children grow up so fast, and will only be young once. Every stage has its perks, so don't miss the perks of the stage they're currently in!