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Many Hats

I know that all parents out there wear many hats. But some days, it seems like we wear every hat at some point during that day. I got home last night around 9:00 p.m. with the kiddos and was totally wiped out. I couldn’t really figure out why because I’d spent Monday “catching up” after vacation, so yesterday should’ve been pretty routine. Then I thought about my day. I started at 5:30 a.m. because I had lots to do . . . here are the hats I wore in order . . .

Scout Mom – Updated scout records with awards and rank advancements.

Mom – Chatted with kiddos as they got ready for their school day. Recapped what they had to plan for after school.

Human – Morning doc appt. for ears that have been bothering me since last summer. Finally got some meds to hopefully help the pain.

Scout Mom – Trip to Scout shop after doc to pick up awards kids have earned in the past few weeks.

Business Owner – Stopped at post office to ship some books and posters.

Adult – Finished last load of laundry from vacation.

Contractor – Sent out invoices for March work completed.

Wife – Went to lunch with Hubby

Accountant – Worked on 1st quarter taxes for business.

Mom – Picked up Princess from school.

Horse Owner – Took Princess out to see Cowboy. We had a ground lesson to learn how to properly walk a horse, teach a horse who’s in charge, bond with a horse. Fed horses.

Mom – Took Princess to Dollar Tree to pick up give-aways for school function.

Baseball Mom – Stopped by Dude’s practice to see how it was going.

Adult – Target stop for miscellaneous items for laundry, etc.

Home Owner – Stop at Home Depot for new broom for garage and 5-gallon bucket for dog.

Baseball Mom – Back to practice to socialize with the other baseball moms (whom I LOVE DEARLY!) and pick up Dude.

Catcher – Over to the indoor cages with Dude and his Coach for a pitching lesson. I got to catch (Yay! My therapy for the day). Dude is getting GOOD and can throw HARD and has a NASTY curve (when it works).

Bad Mom - Run through McD’s for dinner for kiddos (at 8:45 p.m.!).

Chauffer – Carted the kids around all afternoon and then home at the end of the day. We arrived home at 9:15 p.m.

Mom – Ensure kiddos are showered, all homework is done, they are ready for bed (and ready for Wednesday!).

41 year old – Dragged my old knees, dead shoulder (catching is fun, but ouch!), and sorry ass into the shower to de-horse and de-baseball myself before passing out so I was ready for today’s 5:45 wake up call. Princess was determined to go see Cowboy at 6:15 this a.m. so she see him and we could feed the horses (and sweep the barn!) before school. Yes – we did do this.

Tonight – there is DEFINITELY a couch and some whiskey in my future after I put on my Swim Mom hat for practice and complete the day. I think I’ve earned it :-)

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3 Comments

  1. Sue Boedigheimer says:

    OH, my gosh! I would have to be carried to bed. What a busy life. The kiddos are so lucky to have you. Now, make a hat just for you and do something special regularly for you.

    Love you,
    Sue

  2. Shirley says:

    OMG!!! I am concerned about you and I think that you really need to slow down some. Being on a constant roller coaster ride is not a good thing. I agree with Sue totally…make a hat for yourself and do something special for you…everyday! Love…Mom

  3. Jodie says:

    I make tons of time for myself and do all kinds of Me things with Hubby and my friends :-) This was just a catch up day after being gone for more than 2 weeks. Not all my days are like this – not even close!

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