SoCS — Why?

Why am I up so early? Am mom. Was up before the sun. Have already been out. Have coffee, will travel. It’s chilly and the wind is whippin! Why haven’t I been able to get in bed at a decent hour for the last five nights? Am mom. Have been up to collect child, 10:30-11:45pm all week. Am proud mom, quite pleased, but as all parents, AM TIRED. Kid is tired, too. Kid is runnin on fumes. Took the kid to the first thing, then we’ll drive to the second thing, then we’ll come home, then we’ll pick the kid up from another thing. THEN WE WILL ALL EAT LINNER AND HAVE A REST. Cause guess what? There’s another thing this evening! I hope you have a day of happy things, too, but maybe don’t run yourself ragged. And if you do, smooth out on Sunday like me, okay?


Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘Why/Y’ is brought to you by LindaGHill

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50 Responses to SoCS — Why?

  1. Yes – rest tomorrow but today stay on track. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    β€œAm mom”

    That answers a lot of hard questions. I hope you get a day of rest. I think you’re entitled.

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  3. I remember those days! Not really that long ago, but definitely even more exhausting than normal toward the end of school. Somehow or other, the childless people who dream these things up cooperate with each other, and claim their time slots early, so that when the play goes to its final performance, and the Boy Scouts run out of Eagles, the dance competitions pick up the slack, and the Mock Trial practice sessions compete with Science Fair for Saturday.

    Sneak in rest instead of TV – and you MIGHT survive.

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  4. bikerchick57 says:

    Today might be hectic for you, but make sure there’s some fun rolled around all of your many things. πŸ™‚

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  5. Benson says:

    Parenting ain’t for sissies. I hope you get a time out soon. Happy Saturday and Restful Sunday.

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  6. You pick up a kid at 11:45PM? Holy sh*t! I’ve been asleep for hours at that time! Oh, Joey! I honestly don’t know how you do what you do! It’s the weekend!! CHILL!!!! 😘😘😘

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  7. markbialczak says:

    May the fumes last until linner, Joey. Yikes!

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    I remember those days. Frustrating and fun at the same time. Try to enjoy them now, because when the empty nest days arrive, you’ll look back and wonder ‘why’ and how the years passed so fast. .. Happy hectic Saturday, and here’s to a relaxing Sunday. πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Haha! They pass by so fast because it’s one thing after another! It’s that time fleeting thing! Whoosh! We had a great time this morning and we’ll have another great time tonight — but ooh the rests in between will be heavenly. I imagine an empty nest truly feels too still at times. Sometimes it’s like that for mere hours and it feels weird.

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  9. Ha. I remember from when my kids were home. I once told one of my co-workers, “You know, you really don’t need as much sleep as the studies say you do.” At least saying it made me feel better as I ran around on fumes. Try to get some rest when you can, Joey.

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    • joey says:

      Haha! Yes, when I get 7-8 hours of sleep I feel like I’m doing great. Those nights we hit the hay early and I get 9? I could stop a speeding train, yeah? Anything beats the early years. Phew! How do we all do that, generation after generation?!?

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  10. Laura says:

    “smooth out on Sunday”
    Best description I’ve seen yet for recovering from kid weekends!

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  11. Prajakta says:

    There there … catch a breath! πŸ™‚ Just a few more years of this.

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  12. That’s why people my age are crotchety. Too many things.

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  13. Glad those days are past for me. Hope you have a nice relaxing Sunday.

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  14. scr4pl80 says:

    So glad to be done with “the things.” Miss the kids though so it is a treat when we do some “things” together again. Littlest one (21) and her boyfriend are coming over today and we’re going to the Giants game so we have a thing. πŸ™‚

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  15. As we’ve discussed before, I’m a morning person (awake with no reason at 5:45 am this morning…sigh), so staying out late like that is hard on me. Fortunately, I rarely have to do that anymore unless I’m watching a late hockey game or something fun. I have to work (filling in for someone) tonight from 5-10 pm, which is better than getting off at 11 when we close. Sundays, though, are full for me: church in the morning and then almost always working from 2-8/8:30 pm. Monday is my Saturday/Sunday. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy and then relax!


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  16. Here’s hoping you and your kid get some rest soon.

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  17. Bill says:

    Gotsta do Z, then 3 mo’ po’s. Slack off day is 1 May. Have wunnerful weekender, you and all kid’s moms up and at ’em.

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  18. Amy says:

    Sunday so close…

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  19. Ally Bean says:

    I’m sensing a theme to your Stream of Consciousness! Hoping your Sunday is more snoozy.

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  20. It will all be great stories as the years go by. Good Mom!


  21. Hoping your Sunday was a rejuvenating one!

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  22. puppy1952 says:

    Been there done that – raised three helped raise another two – loved every minute, Empty nest will come but it never stays empty – becomes a haven for those you loved and raised.

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  23. Joanne Sisco says:

    I hope you got to spend your Sunday in bliss mode and are recharged this gorgeous Monday. At least it’s gorgeous here so I’m assuming you are sharing – and enjoying – this springtime wonder.

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  24. Anxious Mom says:

    Oh wow. Sounds like a lot of R&R is needed for you guys.

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