Manic Monday Mornings…


(first, allow me to apologize for duplicate posting this morning….I just really had to get this one out)

I often consider myself blessed that I don’t have to go to work on Mondays. While everyone is getting back to the hustle and bustle of the work week, I am quietly sitting at home…..but who am I fooling?

We are still chaotic as we get into the hustle and bustle of the school week. No one wants to awake for school…(even me) and I have so much catching up to business of my own to do…

Let’s re-cap MY morning so far…..(and it is ONLY 10:00am)

  • I have risen from bed and kissed my sleeping husband on the cheek
  • Prayed over my household and children
  • Brewed a pot of coffee
  • Written a blog post (This one would make #2)
  • Woke up 2 kids (aprox 8 times each…luckily the older bunch wake themselves up)
  • Assisted one with finding appropriate attire
  • Managed to dress myself, brush my own teeth, and comb my own hair (ok, I don’t comb it…but I threw a headband in it; that counts…right?)
  • Delivered 6 kids to school just.before.the.bell.rang!
  • Produced and distributed 1000 fundraiser copies to the 3 different schools in our district; all while smiling at the staff and wishing them a happy Monday. I think I also had a few moments to be an encouragement to another mom that I met in the copy room.
  • Returned a forgotten binder to a 7th grader
  • 4 loads of laundry….and counting
  • Cleaned the kitchen
  • Sewed the arm of a shirt
  • Cut up the veggies for tonight’s dinner

Whew, I’m tired…and again it’s only 10:00 am! Now I would like to share with you what I HAVEN’T done this morning:

  • I have not read Gods word…(no, the pop up daily scripture on my phone doesn’t count)
  • I sent 4 kids to school without breakfast, and probably not enough time to even grab it AT school
  • I sent one child to school without lunch (no, it isn’t served at his school)
  • I have one (possibly two) children that didn’t brush their teeth
  • At least one child has mismatched socks on
  • Yes I prayed over my family…(as a mother should) This should be done daily, and frankly : I only get it done occasionally.
  • Although I distributed all those wonderful flyers…..I am actually 1-2 weeks late.
  • and that mom….I have been frettig since the moment I left that room….”Lord, I missed it, didn’t I?” “Did I share just enough Jesus without causing her to believe the ptsa is a bunch of Bible thumping freaks”…(“cause really new mom, I’m the only one”)
  • I have a dog that hasn’t eaten yet, because I haven’t gone to the store to get him food. (maybe he’ll get cat food this morning)
  • I have a lizard cage that I insisted to my 9 year old MUST be cleaned over the weekend, still waiting to be cleaned.
  • Although the kitchen is clean, I honestly did grumble about the dishes that I didn’t cook in, but am now washing….and honestly the rest of the house is a wreck!
  • Nice that I cut up the veggies for tonight’s dinner, like I’m really ahead of the game: Tonight’s dinner will be the soup that my husband lovingly started for me Saturday night that was supposed to be Sundays dinner.
  • Ah, yes…4 loads of laundry: washed, dried, folded/hung…..but not one piece put away!
  • I have not showered….(yes, I dressed and made myself presentable….Just don’t get to close 😉  I have 2-3 boys that shower in the morning, so I usually have to wait…or do it at night.
  • There are 3 weeks …3 WEEKS of Sunday papers waiting for me to clip through….which also means it has been almost that long since I have grocery shopped….
  • There is this hideous colored nail polish on my nails that desperately needs to be changed.
  • an overflowing inbox, that I MUST get through…because working the next 3 days surely won’t allow me to.
  • I have not exercised… oh my,….I.NEED.TO.EXERCISE!

While I totally believe that STARTING my day in prayer has helped my morning go a bit more smoothly than it normally would have, I can’t for the life of me figure out why I don’t remember to do it every.single.other morning….

How do you manage you Manic Mondays? Is there a way you balance your week to make sure your Mondays go more smoothly….are their preparations you do over the weekend?

Briefly share in the comment section what a Monday morning might look like for you.

Thinking this might make a good weekly Monday post? What do you think?

Linking up at the MOB society…
Mothers of Boys

Linked up here: 1/15/2012


About multipurpose-mom

Stacey is a: Saved by Grace, God fearing, Bible believing, Child of the King! In her chaotic world of full time employment, being a wife, raising 5 boys, laundry, dishes, carpool, PTSA, and on and on: She is STILL trying to fulfill God's call in her share her story, her battles, her triumphs, and testimonies of being a teen mom from a drug addicted home, to being the not so perfect wife and mother she is today! Her prayer is to lift up and encourage others through the words that God lays before her! In her chaos she has learned, she is not just a wife and mother.....she is a taxi driver, a nurse, a referee, a counselor, a maid, a cook and so much more...she has MANY purposes! Welcome to, Here we hope you find strength, humor, tears, and tangibility for your journey....whatever it is! Please feel free to comment (we LOVE comments) and if you are blessed, please won't you share the blessing with others! Thanks for Visiting! In Christ!

4 responses »

  1. I am so very glad I found your site! You inspire me to do more and cut myself a break for that which doesn’t get done. Thanks for sharring your crazy morning that seems so routine, yet not routine, I feel a lot more normal now.(thought I was the only one who sent the kids to school with miss matched socks, lol…) Great post. God Bless.-WATW

  2. Pingback: Monday and so on (Random thoughts) « Minkyweasel World

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