Hello everyone I’m back….oh you didn’t notice I was gone yesterday? I mean never mind…..In all honesty thanks for your check ins! It made me feel so loved! This weekend Marks parents came in town and then I was down at my parents house with my brother and his two kiddos who are seriously the cutest things ever. I woke up the next morning and realized I completely missed an entire day and forgot to write my weekend round up post why? Well I’ll tell you why. Children. This post is my ode to all the mommies out there.
I get asked just about 5 times a day how I do it all. Working full time, teaching Barre, adjunct teaching, blogging and all the other 8 million things I do on a daily basis. My answer 95% of the time is…..I don’t have children. This is meant in purely the most innocent way ever. When I’m around my sister’s kid or my brothers kids……honestly the time feels like it is is zapped away. I blink my eye and it’s 9 pm. I am so excited to have survived and bed is all I want. I mean look at these time zappers cuties.
Example of my day. *Sitting down to grade papers* Auntie Amanda will you play house with me?
Trying to look at Pure Barre stuff “Amanda Amanda will you take me to the pool”
What are you doing? What is that? What are you writing? What are you eating? Why are you putting that stuff on your face?
Trying to answer emails “will you do a puzzle with me?”
Trying to sit on tech support because you can’t submit final grades for USF that are due in an hour “will you play a game with me?“.
Trying to write a blog post “will you read me a story?”
Melt down central
Getting a shower by myself
With that said I absolutely adore my niece and nephews. Also there are some definite perks to children like….
Eating chocolate chip Mickey Mouse pancakes two days in a row for breakfast and lunch.
Singing Disney songs at the top of your lungs with no shame.
When you try on a new dress and you walk out to the compliment of “Auntie Amanda you look beautiful…just like a Princess!”
Belly laughs and snuggles on the couch.
Running hugs and big kisses.
I think the number one take away point I’ve learned from children. This is the best advice I’ve discovered from all my nieces and nephews are you ready?……Here it is….
Lock the door when you go to the bathroom.
So the moral of this whole story is I give a big virtual high five and pat on the back to all the mommies out there. The fact I got a shower in, some mascara on my face and this post written I feel like the biggest accomplishment. Those little mini me versions definitely take up a lot of time! What are your favorite things about kiddos? All the mommies out there how do you do it all? Tell me your secrets! How do you work, take care of kids, your house, significant others, yourself, and blog? I dedicate this post to my Mother, sister, and sister in law and to all those mommies who eat standing up in the kitchen with one hand while washing dishes with the other. Happy early Mother’s Day!
Don’t forget about the sweet giveaway! xoxoxoxo
Last thing because don’t we all love giveaways especially when you get to pick your own prize? Summer is right around the corner and I have teamed up with 7 other fabulous bloggers to bring you a giveaway for a gift card. We wanted to do something fun and that everyone would enjoy, so we thought it would be a good idea to come together and giveaway a gift card of your choice! Hint my two links are follow me on bloglovin and twitter.