I see posts sometimes of all the super-important things you must do everyday, and morning routines you should implement, and evening routines, and cleaning habits…and then there are things you have to not only DO but also make sure your kids SEE you do, and I mean I don’t even click on these things so I don’t know for sure, but based on the pictures I’m pretty sure they involve sewing homemade clothes and baking extravagant meals from scratch, and having an hour long quiet time that begins at 5am, and keeping every nook and cranny of your house sparkling clean, and hitting the gym every day, and wearing meticulously styled outfits that are never covered in spit-up or snot or peanut butter…and, of course, ALL THE THINGS!
Just one little problem…there’s not a chance I could manage to be a perfect suzy homemaker, super-mom for one day, much less non-stop.
However, I do have a few things that I make sure my kids see me doing consistently…just so they’re sure I’m human and not a robot or an alien or anything. 😉
1. Sleeping – If I were to get up at the crack of dawn every day, how would my kids know I sleep? This one is super important. Just to make sure they really notice, I like to throw in a shout of, “You get to watch TV as long as you let me keep sleeping!” as soon as they come bounding into my room asking annoying questions like, “What’s for breakfast?”
2. Drinking Coffee – Bonus points for this one if I can get one of my kids to actually prepare the coffee for me while I’m still in bed, that way there’s no question in their mind about what I’m drinking.
3. Eating Chocolate – I keep a bag of Hershey’s in my desk drawer at all times to help me meet this goal.
4. Ordering Pizza – This one is crucial…what kind of human actually makes dinner every.single.day? Not one that I’d believe is real, that’s for sure!
5. Vegging in front of the TV – Granted, this mostly takes place after the kids are in bed, but sometimes I make it a point to put on an episode of Gilmore Girls or Psych in the middle of the day and just chill…probably with my baby and toddler both in my lap, cause it’s not like moms get to actually relax alone when kids are awake, but I do my best to be unproductive and lazy for a good chunk of time.
6. Procrastinating – I do this several times a week by waiting until the last possible minute to scramble and try to get the house decent before my husband gets home and sees how ridiculously messy it got during the day.
7. Spilling Stuff – I do this so often that my kiddos pretty much just laugh when they spill something themselves and call it, “Pulling a Mommy.”
So there you have it…my super important list. I am quite certain my children will never doubt my humanity, because I rock at all of these things! 😀