Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Motherhood After Midnight ~ It's when the "fun" begins.

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Motherhood After Midnight
(It's when the "fun" begins.)

Written by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez

Tonight was one of those nights when I really thought I might get to sleep at a reasonable hour.  The kids were relatively calm and had quieted down enough where I breathed a deep sigh of relief.  "We've made it through Monday!"  I decided it was safe enough to get myself ready for bed without fear that some kind of weird chaos would ensue as soon as I closed the bathroom door.  Moms, you know what I'm talking about.  And don't tell me you've never had to emerge from the bathroom or bedroom with a quick towel wrapped around you; the sounds of screaming children and things falling from the ceiling (or at least that's what's going on in your head) pulling you from your relaxing shower or rarer yet...a bath!  Because after all, why on earth would you want to submerge yourself into a luxurious tub filled with an aromatherapy of essential oils or something that would make your tired bod feel great? Have I ever shared that I appreciate sarcasm? I do.

So there I was, jammies in hand, getting ready to enter the final stage of my Monday evening routine.  I needed to get something under the sink.  That's when it happened.  I noticed a huge leak had occurred, soaking everything that had been stored in the cabinet.  Boxes, paper products, make-up kits (16 year old daughter of mine...morning is going to be a shocker) and ....oh everything! It smelled horrible too.  And just like that, my evening changed.  The gears that wind my brain shifted and I could hear them grinding in protest. "No! You were almost there! You had your jammies in your hand! WHAT. THE. FRICK. HAPPENED?" I'm so sorry, brain.

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After a few choice swear words and a tense explanation to my children what had happened, I quickly recalculated my goals for the evening.  I headed to the kitchen and paused,  realizing I needed to look under another sink to pull out the garbage bags, cleaning supplies, and gloves.   Thank God it was dry and clear when I opened that cabinet, otherwise I'm sure screams of anguish would have erupted.  Wouldn't want to meet the new neighbors like that.  I returned to the bathroom and mopped up the mess under the cabinets, tossed out the damaged items, and placed the garbage bag by the front door for tomorrow's walk to the dumpster.  Seems like I could have stopped there and gone to bed, right?  LOL

"Oh, Mom. You're hilarious!"
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While I was cleaning up that mess under the sink, I noticed the floor...and the area around the toilet...and the....  Sigh. I put on the gloves and proceeded to clean the entire bathroom.  Then I saw all the clothes on the floor in child#1's room, so I began sorting them.  I ended up with two bags of trash, three bags of clothing ready to go to the laundry mat, and several stacks of clothing folded, hung up in the closet, or otherwise organized.  I also noticed that the closet will be another project altogether for another day.  The only thing that saved it from my wrath was the fact I could actually close the door on that one.  

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Remember that children's story If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?  Yeah...this is the adult version of that tale. If you give a mom a moment to herself, chances are she's going to eff it up by finding a crap load of things to do. It all starts with a leaky sink and a desire for mom to put on her jammies and go to sleep.  And if you're a writer mom, a leaky sink will give you an idea for an article that bounces around in your head until you type it out and make it real.  Which is why motherhood after midnight is when I have "all the fun."  

Wishing all of you a week of adventures,
solutions to your challenges,
answers to your prayers,
& resources to help you survive
all of your collaborative projects!

Kindest Wishes,
~ Mary

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  1. Wow, this offers me more insight into what a Mom's life is like. It makes me appreciate my mom more.

    1. Hi Alliciyia! Thanks so much for your comment. Growing up, my mom made things look so natural and easy. Even after years in the child development field, parenthood still provides plenty of unexpected challenges. It's never boring, although sometimes it might be nice to know what it feels like to be "bored" lol. Wishing you all the best and hope you come back here to visit and comment. Kindest Wishes, ~ Mary


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