It’s time for some mid-month confessions about my (crazy and messy) life as a mom / teacher / wife / etc.
But first, since it’s been a little while, here’s a recap about the idea behind the link-up:
Heather (from Notes from the Nelsens) and I started this in January as a spot on the internet for sharing some of the “non-highlight reel” of our real lives. (Read all of my Confessions posts here.) Our intention is that it would be fun, funny, and (maybe most importantly) encouraging to other women who feel like their life is less-than-perfect most days. There are certainly things I don’t confess here; but, honestly, I find that having a good laugh over life’s little mistakes really is good for me! I hope you will join us today (and on the 15th of every month) to make the best of our flaws, smile, and move on… We’re all in this together!
Here are my confessions:
– Sam started preschool on Wednesday of last week, and his teacher asked each family to make play-dough one month to use at school. I signed up for September
to get it over with because I knew I would just forget later on. Anyway, that was on Wednesday and already close to the middle of the month. I planned to make it over the weekend, but that didn’t happen, and I sent a note to the teacher apologizing Monday and saying he would bring it Tuesday. Then, last night, at 8:45, I finally started to make the darn thing, and didn’t even have all the ingredients (even despite the fact that Jeff had asked me at least three times to check the pantry before he went to the store on Sunday). I ended up having to borrow salt from a neighbor and stay up way too late, but Sam DID take some pretty awesome (Clemson) orange play-dough to school today. #procrastinatorsunite #elementaryschoolisgoingtokillme #Iseriouslyconsideredsendinginstorebought
– In that same vein, it’s only the fourth week of school for my students, and I am already SO SO behind on grading etc. To be honest, I was already behind by the second week of school.
– I make actual dinners for my family no more than three times a week, usually only twice.
– I’m TERRIBLE at dressing a little girl. I’ve dreamed about this day since I was a little girl myself, and now it’s finally here, and I’m failing miserably. Boys are easy – top and bottom. I’ve got that down. Girls have tights, diaper covers, bows, leggings, dresses, shirts, jackets, etc. And don’t even get me started on fancy braids and stuff later on… I’m already so stressed out by it all! Nora mostly wears pajamas all day every day. I can’t figure out sizing for her clothes either, so on the off chance we do “dress up,” she’s usually wearing leggings that are too tight or dresses that swallow her.
– My evil* sister-in-law left a big container of Tollhouse cookie dough in our fridge on Saturday night, and I’ve been eating a scoop (or two) of it nearly every night since. #salmonella
*My sister-in-law is not actually evil at all; but, she did leave cookie dough in my fridge despite her full knowledge of my lack of willpower. 😉
There you have it! Hot mess express! Make sure to check out Heather’s confessions and then link-up your own Confessions post (or just leave them in the comments) below.
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P.S. I’m trying to respond to the comments left on yesterday’s post beneath them, so stop back by there if you left one or just want some further thoughts from me.
bahahah that picture! Definitely posting that on the blog’s FB page right now. And oh girl, I will be right there with you with dressing a girl! I’m so thankful that Matt’s sister has already offered all of her little girls’ clothes to us. I think I may request a tutorial on what goes with what, and might have to figure out a way to place entire outfits together in the drawers. Maybe large ziplock bags like our life is a vacation? Might need to go that route. You know, for her sake. 😉
If there is seriously some way to get students to read, reflect and write consistently AND stay on top of the grading, I’d like to know that hack. I’m FOREVER behind. And the new 20 page evaluation I have to fill out before I can even see my evaluator isn’t helping…
Erika B. says
Ummm yeah, I’d have sent in storebought playdoh. Come on. (I once took Wendy’s chili to a chili cookoff. Dumped it into my own crockpot and all! I clearly have no scruples about such things.) (I would have fessed up if I won, but I didn’t. I’m not THAT shady.)
Jen Lynch says
hey… I did the same thing!
I signed up for playdough the first month to get it out of the way. I didn’t have any food coloring, so I just used glitter. Better at school than my house (with the glitter mess)!
Amanda K. says
oh man, elementary school is going to kill me, too. david had an “about me” page to fill out. he grabbed it and just colored it solid red before i noticed.
Girl. Yes to Preschool highlighting my weak spots as a parent! Canon had “Spirit Week” the other week and after I missed the first day (rainbow treats!) one of his teachers texted me each morning to remind me what the themes were. Did I mention I work there so I should be on top of these kind of things?! And this was even before Ben started, haha! There is NO WAY I could pull off home-made playdough, so kudos to even getting it done!