The first day of January is like a brand new beautiful baby to us. It's so fresh and new.
I love it because it's a brand new start. Yes, we can wipe that "old 2016 slate" clean.
When January comes, we all have great ideas to boom our businesses, lose weight around the middle, and have more fun. We have good intentions to laugh more, fuss less, and get enough shut eye so that coffee is not a necessity, but rather a luxury perk.
Then after a couple of weeks, this little new little new year baby even though still fresh and fun starts to aggravate you a little just like past years. There are meetings. Housework to work. PTA meetings to attend. Children continue to have homework and projects due. Bills need to be paid. And there is no telling what Trump will tweet. You almost dread to see your Facebook page to see what your friends are selling, who is on a glamorous vacation or who has died. (Y'all know I have a sense of humor I sell things just like the rest of them.)
Oh yes, it may be a new year, but over time, the scenarios repeat itself.
How many of you have had this little drama unfold?
It's Sunday night at 7 pm and your child just so happens to remember the following important information, "Hey, Mom. I am supposed to bring cupcakes to school tomorrow."
"Now you tell me. You could not think to tell me when we passed the cupcake aisle at Harris Teeter five hours ago.?"
Or this one?
I ask a 5th grader at 3:50 pm on a Thursday. "What type of homework do you have tonight?"
Response. "Just a quick worksheet."
Wonderful. He plays on the computer because the silence is golden.
Fast-forward to 10 pm at night. "You need to go to bed now. It's really late."
Panic sets in. It escalates. "I have a test tomorrow. I forgot. "
Yep, that's called Parenthood.
Our word for every year is usually chaos.
But, we wouldn't have it any other way. Chaos is pure joy to parents even in the weirdest way. Just when you feel like you want to drop them off at the fire department or maybe it would be less hard to send them to a really good boarding school, they do something that makes your heart melt.
As chaotic as our life is, our children make our lives worth living.
We just all wish for a child-free escape every now and then.
Happy New Year!!! If you can, tell me your funny child scenario that will ring in your chaos in 2017 and where you would like to escape to on any given week.
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