Monday, July 07, 2008

A Day In The Life

I am a working mom. This entails two different lives, the "working" life and the "mom" life. Unfortunately they both intertwine and some times the results can be frustrating while others they can be quite comical. My morning begins at 5:30 even though I do not have to report to work until 8. I get out of bed and make my coffee then I proceed to slowly come together with hair and make up, etc. I don't wake the kids up until I've seen the portion of the morning news that I want to see.

When it's time to wake the kiddos up, the television switches channels just as I do. Every morning is different in that I don't know who will be grumpy or not want to get out of bed. It's a toss up as to who will complain because the lighting fixtures are too bright, or the television is not loud enough. You learn to go with the flow. One thing that remains constant is the morning line up on the Disney Channel.

As I was getting ready this morning I had a laugh because as I was brushing my hair, I had a chuckle. When I first get out of bed in the mornings, I watch the clock to make sure that I am running on schedule. But, after I wake the kiddos up my concentration switches from the clock to the television. With curling iron in hand, I hear Jo Jo this morning singing her "Feelin' Good With Jo Jo" song and as I tapped my foot and hummed along I realized that every morning I listen to this same song as I curl my hair. If I am not in there fixing my hair when Jo Jo begins to feel good, I panic because I know that I am running behind. As those crazy bunnies from Bunny town begin to "Hop Hop Hop" I get the kids dressed. Finally when June, Quincy, and the gang lift off in the rocket ship it is just about time to head out the door. If Mickey Mouse begins to sing the Hot Dog song in preparation for the club house adventures, we're in trouble because we're late!

Only in the life of a CrAzY Working Mom, right?!

14 comments, add yours here:

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA said...

LOL

So true. You hit it right on

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

that is too funny!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxooxxoxo

Callie Ann said...

I totally enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing

Stella said...

You need Toodles to help you in the morning!

:)

Desert Songbird said...

Although I have never had a job outside the home since I because a mother, I can totally relate to using the television to getting ready and out the door on time.

Atniz said...

It's good to hear that you are enjoying ur morning with Jo Jo.

Odat said...

I love it!!! Here's to not hearing the Hot Dog song!!!
Peace

Your Fun Family said...

Very funny!!!
I hope Disney Channel does not change their line up any time soon.

Jean9 said...

Great post! It so brings memories of when my kiddies were at home.

Mo said...

That's such an adorable post!
You have a great life, CrAzY Working Mom!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What Mo said, but all your family posts are adorable. I so remember all of this. I so remember. Have a great day sweetie. Big hug. :)

Linda said...

And I bet you wouldn't give up a moment for it for the world, would ya?

Tina said...

yep that is definently a crazy working moms life haha

hey imagine when your little one is born too. how caotic will that be! x

Paula said...

You use the television as your clock, that is really funny.