6:30- Feed the gremlins.
7- “Mom, watch me ‘do dis.’ Again and again and again and again…
8- “Mom, can we watch a movie?” Nope. (Meltdown ensues)
9:30- “Happy Birthday Hunnie…” “I am so sorry, I almost forgot. We are just so busy ALL the TIME now”…. I know love, I know.
10-12- Dishes, pick-up toys, watch me ‘do dis’ x 1 million. Physically removed children from the kitchen 2 million times.
12:30- REST. Obviously, After a quick wrestling match into the bed. HAHA- Mom wins.
12:30-2:30- Mom’s own birthday party. She pours a cup of coffee and drinks without interruption. Kicks feet up to binge on a show. Closes her eyes for that much needed moment of rest.
2:30- “Hi sweetheart, how was your nap my love?”
3:30-5- All of the shenanigans. And cleaning up after them.
5:00- What is for dinner tonight? She reminisces…God.. do you remember what I required of my birthday meal at 20-years?….
Maybe I’ll treat everyone to pizza tonight. Dials Spencer Pizza House number…
6:00- Wrestle kids into the shower.
7:00 Dims the lights to wind down as the kids do their last lap around the house.
8:00 Exhaustion. Utter exhaustion for the endless birthday celebrations
8:30- Reflects on the good old days and how much fun they used to be. The dancing, the dressing-up, the make-up, the drinking, the fun.
8:35- Reflects on the cards her kids made her for her birthday and makes a mental note to remember she will never be this loved, Ever… Ever… again. Not like this anyways.
8:40- Reflects on all the butts wiped, the messes made, the moments she yelled, how she accidentally ignored her lover when he lovingly brushed her while she did the dishes.
8:48-Contemplates buying Herself everything she added to her AMAZON birthday cart to celebrate herself.
8:50- Bans herself from going on AMAZON forever.
9:00- Sends up a prayer of thanks for all the love, hugs, exhaustion and a hope to do it all again next year.
9:05- She closes her eyes.
9:30- She wakes up to tend the crying baby.
Happy Birthday Mommas.
-second mom club