Lately I’ve been thinking about somethings that have really been points of curiosity for me now that I’m at home with my children all the time. No, I haven’t been pondering anything deep like politics or how to become a millionaire. I’ve been wondering about practical everyday things and wondering if these things are just happening in my house or are other moms having these same experiences. So I’ve decided to pose the question in hopes that you all would be able to tell me, is it just me?
Is it just me, or can no one ever find anything but mom? Keep in mind, they don’t ever actually look for the item in question. Their way of looking is by saying, “Mom, where’s my….?” or, “Mom, have you seen my…?” I can’t seem to understand why it is that these children have no clue where their something is but I can walk into a room and be looking right at the thing they want. As a matter of fact, they had to walk past it just to come tell me they couldn’t find it! Does that happen to you moms or is that just me?
Is it just me, or have other people that I haven’t met yet moved into my house and started putting their laundry in our baskets? I swear I do laundry everyday and I’m never done. There are ALWAYS more clothes. It’s almost as if my hamper is the Mary Poppins bag! It’s endless! To make matters worse, I don’t even remember buying all of these clothes. Where did they all come from? Why can’t these people just walk around naked for a few days or something? I mean I seriously live in fear of the day my washing machine dies. Is anyone else drowning in laundry or is it just me?
Is it just me or do kids ignore the fact that they have a father? My middle child has literally walked right past his father sitting on the couch and come into the kitchen while I was cooking dinner to ask me to open his fruit snack. Seriously? My oldest has woken me out of a dead sleep before to ask me something about his Dad. When I asked him why he didn’t just ask him, his response was that he didn’t want to wake him up. Oh because that’s right, I don’t sleep. I just lay here with my eyes shut anxiously awaiting your next demand. Please tell me that it’s not just me!
Also, is it just me or does anyone else’s children snack excessively? It’s almost as if they’ve never eaten and never will again in life. As soon as they wake up, they need a snack. If we have to go anywhere, they have to grab a snack for the car. As soon as we arrive home, they need another snack. I will be in the middle of cooking dinner and they are in the pantry getting a snack. I’m cooking dinner people…you’re literally going to eat a full meal in less than 20 minutes! Within 20 minutes after they eat, another snack. And the minute I remind them that they just ate, they respond with, “but I’m still hungry.” Anyone else? Just me?
Finally, and this one is my personal fave, is it just me or does anyone else’s children not need them until they get on the phone or use the restroom? I could do a tap dance routine and stand on my head in front of my kids and I would get a laugh and then back to playing the video game or watching the television show. But let me be on the phone, use the bathroom or try to shower. You would think my house was on fire. Everyone now needs mom. They will see the phone in my hand and still keep talking to me as if I’m just holding it and talking to myself. What is that about? It can’t be just me!
So for any of you reading this post, please examine your lives. Think about what goes on in your day to day and let me know in the comments…is it just me?