after school madness

August 27th, 2013 in About Me

After the first day of school when I was walking all four of my kids back home I was looking forward to chatting, looking in their folders, eating the snack I had prepared. It was going to be an after school wonderland.

Five minutes later when my oldest was in severe whiney, grumpy mood. My second oldest was screaming over and over, “I’m booooooooored!” My third was hollering at the top of her lungs, “OUTSIDE!” And my baby was sitting on the floor hollering for me to pick her up. Don’t forget when my husband was asking me different business questions. Wait, wait don’t forget the whipping up dinner and taking children to dance.

During this, I looked around and fully expected Ashton Kutcher’s skinny self to pop around the corner and scream, “YOU’VE BEEN PUNK’D!”

This can’t be for real right? You aren’t expected to deal with homework, after school grumpies, talking people to and fro, preparing dinner, and calm down babies during their grumpy time…ALL AT ONCE.

I started cracking up like a crazy woman.

How in the crapola do you all do it?

You are all saints, impressive multitaskers, unbelievably talented. I bow down to each of you. And ask of you….TEACH ME. 

4 Responses to “after school madness”

  • Jamie M.
    August 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    This sounded like my afternoon yesterday. I had enjoyed our drive to school and thought how nice it was to sit and chat and I was looking forward to picking them up and hearing all about their day on the drive home. All three were grumpy when they got in the car and it continued through most of the night until we all went to bed early. So I am right there with you, I HOPE we will all adjust soon and maybe things will calm down.

  • Emily
    August 28th, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Well, you eliminate the whole whipping up dinner thing for starters. Pop in some toaster waffles or bust out the cold cereal. I’ve been known to serve a picnic lunch for dinner now and then and the kids love it. Sandwiches all around!

    Another trick? Bribery. Like George’s teacher said, it’s amazing what a child will do for a single Skittle. “Finish those 5 problems and you’ll earn a peanut butter M&M!”

    I think I solve everything else with TV.

    As for husbands asking business questions, maybe I’m a bit more grateful mine works out of the home. ;)

  • Linda
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    What a picture you painted in my mind. LOL Been there and done that and can look back and laugh. Can you laugh yet? You will. :-)

  • jessie hansen
    August 29th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    lately I’ve been telling me kids to bugger off, which is really really bad if you know the real British meaning of the term.

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