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    Dark Circles and an Aching Body...
    MontanaMama2009 posted:

    It's been a completely EXHAUSTING weekend. Not my typical exhausting weekend...this one was extraordinarily exhausting.

    Three days off (holiday weekend) and I'm SO ready to return to work, sit at my desk in my office and sip on my hot cup of coffee. No kids. Just me and my Gerry Rafferty playing...ahhhhh.

    But back up. It's still Sunday. 8:30 at night right now and not an end in sight.

    Back up further.

    It's Friday night. I'm uber-excited for my 3-day weekend. Why? I can't even imagine now....because my weekend consisted of laundry, dishes, poopy diapers, washing floors, mowing the grass, cleaning out closets, cleaning out boxes of junk from the garage, telling my older two girls to quit arguing, telling my youngest to do as I've asked, begging for a complete 5 minutes without interruption, running errands, cooking meals, running the buckets and buckets full of recycling to the transfer station, more poopy diapers, more laundry, more cooking....and the list goes on and on and on and on and on and get what I mean.

    I mean, you're probably there, too, aren't you? Looking forward to a weekend and then realizing you shouldn't have been?

    Last week, towards the end of the work week, I was ready to quit my job. The hassle of three kids and a full-time job was exhausting.

    But let me tell you, ladies, the hassle of three kids and a three-day weekend is far worse. OMG. and I'm not saying, "gosh" at the end of that phrase!

    It's Sunday night...8:42 p.m. now as I type this. My older two girls are upstairs fighting and screaming. My youngest is getting into her older sister's things and getting yelled at.

    I should step in. I should stand up and make my presence known.

    But I need this five or ten minutes to sip my red wine and pretend more a moment that I'm at the Riviera sipping hot toddies with my handsome husband...WITHOUT whining children.

    No poopy diapers to take care dirty dishes once again piling up in the meals to floors to scrub. Just me and my husband and ROMANCE. And better than romance...a full-night's sleep and a few hours to myself....

    Hey, a woman can dream, right????!!!
    Me, DH of 16 years, DD1 (15yo), DD2 (10yo), DD3 (nearly 2), a labrador, a tabby cat, a lop-eared bunny, and goldfish!  Life is grand!
    leftcoastgirl responded:
    Haha! Hang in there!

    We had a rough weekend as well. DD seems to finally be getting her canine teeth. The two bottom ones are starting to pop through, and she was a bear all weekend long.

    As much as I long to be a SAHM as well, I will say that there's a big benefit to working. When you're at work you get to rest your "mom muscles," and when you're at home with LO you get to rest your "office muscles."
    bethb1974 responded:
    That is my life! LOL. sometimes I miss my outside job.

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