December 16, 2009

I never said I was perfect, so don't judge.

Luke was still at work and the kids were hungry. The day had gotten away from me, again.

As I stirred a well thought out dinner of macaroni and cheese I felt my patience waning and my temper rising.

The kids had just finished eating the leftover vegetables I had more or less forced upon them, threatening that they wouldn't get any of the Christmas cookies that had just been delivered, in my half-hearted attempt at giving them a healthy meal.

The boys were both crying and screaming, trying with all their might to be heard above the other, as Savannah marched through the kitchen, systematically chanting, "starving, starving, starving, starving, starving". Alayna ignored it all, calmly dispersing wipes on the living room floor.

Then it came. I laughed at the absurdity of the moment. One of those scary, lose-your-mind, kind of laughs.

If anyone had been there I'm sure they would have slowly backed away, searching for the nearest exit, cell phones poised to call 911 if needed.

I laughed.

I laughed at the dirty dishes as they stared up at me, trying to make me feel insignificant. I laughed the macaroni and cheese I was stirring, and the re-heated vegetables that would cover the "healthy" part of dinner. I laughed at the broken snowman smiling up at me from the counter. I laughed at myself and all my early notions about how easy being a mother would be. I laughed at the stale idea that I would have energy and patience at all times. I laughed at the books that had been unloaded from the shelf for the eighth time this week. I laughed at the smelly laundry I was attempting to get a handle on as one kid or more had wet the bed every day for almost a week now.

Yup, it was a bit of a scary, psycho moment.

In the words of Marjorie Pay Hinckley, "How did a nice girl like me end up in a mess like this?"

Don't let their exterior shells fool you. Underneath all the calm cuteness, lies a fiery and sassy little monster.

And these two have the best set of lungs every created. I'm going to find out whose idea it was to send these two down to me with the only settings of louder and loudest. They're going down. And I mean, a couple of worlds down.

I've decided on the days when you just can win, hang it all and laugh. Even if its a scary-psycho laugh. Its better then implosion.

I think.

4 super cool people speak:

Brittney said...

haha, you certainly have a knack for funny posts! Thanks for reminding me to keep all notions of being a perfect mother out of my head :)

pcNut said...

Cute Serene:) I laughed at you having a "lose-your-mind" kind of laugh:) Poor thing!
I like that Sister Hinckley quote too:)
love you:)

Heidi said...

Got it. Psycho laughing is beneficial. Will do.

wonder woman said...

I have no idea what a day like this is like. . . ;o)

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