Thursday, September 25, 2008


My Top 10 reasons why I'm exhausted:

  1. Max keeps waking up every night at 3:30 and won't go back to sleep unless he is laying with me. Last night I was awake with him from 3:00 'til 5:30. And we slept on the couch. It was a tight squeeze and so uncomfortable.
  2. Every time I turn around the boys have gotten into some sort of trouble. Like Max climbed on the bathroom counter last night and dumped all the sand out of this vase I have. I felt like the beach was in our bathroom. Eeew! Sand sticks to everything!
  3. Food crumbs on the floor. I am constantly picking up, sweeping and vacuuming up yesterdays lunch, dinner and todays breakfast. Does it ever end? Will they ever get the aim from their plate to their mouths?
  4. Never-ending dishes, laundry and toys throughout the house.
  5. The redesigning of my website. I get hooked on the computer for hours and hours trying to make things look just right.
  6. Orders, orders and more orders! Bring on the orders!! I love this one.
  7. Did I already say the endless mess of toys all over the house?
  8. Trying to balance things like visiting teaching, cooking, cleaning, playing with the kids, reading my scriptures (non-exsistant right now) and taking care of myself. How do you do it? I struggle with this daily! Advice please.
  9. Cooking three meals a day. (Cereal counts, right?) There is a lot of work that goes into preparing a meal. Plus, cleaning up and dishes. Sigh. No one appreciates me.
  10. And how about the grocery store and trying to get groceries with two active boys pulling me every which way and making it impossible to stick to my list and do it in a timely fashion? All the while I'm trying to distract both of them and keep Max not climbing out and falling on his head!!!!!!!!!!!! (Which has happened twice now).

I live with 3 boys. Enough said.


Roth Family said...

I am constantly cleaning crumbs, toys, laundry, etc. I always ask my husband if it ever ends. It seems to not. Luckily Trevyn, my oldest is almost 8. I paid him good the other day to scrub toilets, tubs, sinks, and mirrors. What a lifesaver. He actually does a really good job.Can I also say that I hate cooking dinner because there just isn't time for it. By the time we cook, eat and clean up it is like 8:30. Crazy!!!!!

dibble family said...

I have an answer to the crumbs! Get a dog! Yeah! My dog cleans up everything Boston drops on the floor...but then he creates more responsibility so...maybe that doesn't work! :) I'm glad to know that people like you (aka wonderwomen!) have "overwhelming" days too!

Patty R said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading your list, you are supermom and you're doing a great job, hang in there, I hear it gets easier :)

Casey and Whitney MCkell said...

Janece you are the cutest thing ever!!! and your house is always so clean!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, you just described my life perfectly except that my boys are sick right now. I must live with 3 boys as well!

Jyl said...

Haha, aww JaNece, I appreciate you! SOOOO MUCH!!!! just remember "This too shall pass" one day you will be shopping at the grocery store all alone cuz both your boys will be at school and you might feel relieved for a minute but you will miss those times! LOVE YOU!

Richel said...

I'm am trying to figure out how to do this lesson. I am defiantly not the one to teach it. I can never get it all done and get my life in order. I'm tired just thinking about it.

Tyler and Julia said...

Ah JaNece, don't be so hard on yourself! Phyllis Diller once said (don't know if I spelled her last name right): "Trying to keep your house clean while your kids are still little is like trying to shovel snow off of your walks while it's still snowing", or something like that. This quote makes me feel a little better about my cluttered-up house nearly every time. :)

Heather Ford said...

I too feel like I am trying to get the water out of my sinking ship with a spoon. It all seems to come on faster than we can take care of it. I just try to look for the good in everything. It's there, even if you have to squint your eyes and look really hard. It could always be worse. And I try to have one perfect spot in my house that I can retreat to and close my eyes and pretend its all like that, even more just a moment.

Mindy said...

I am exhausted just reading your list! Why must so much of mothering be so tiring??? Of course it's good times too but I'm glad you could take a moment and record it because someday you'll look back and wonder why you were so busy and what you were doing? Now you know! :)