Recently your father went out of town for five days. We had five days just you two and me. I don’t know exactly what happened, but some sort of ‘uber mommy’ switch was thrown when faced with sole domestic responsibility for several days.
In those five days I did five loads of laundry, cleaned the floors, redecorated a bathroom, assembled a toy bin shelf, baked, reorganized the playroom, hung a shelf above the bar, created a craft closet, baked more, hung some pictures in my bedroom, touched up the paint on our staircase, and – oh ya – got you kids to bed every night 1.5 hours early (read: on time).
It felt amazing! For a hot second I thought I was really crushing this single-mommy thing. But then I realized…
I forgot to feed the children breakfast almost every single morning – to be fair, so did you guys. We ate mac-n-cheese for dinner almost every night. While I was rocking my mad home renovation skills, you guys were rocking your 15th episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Boo.
So, it turns out I’m not Super Mom. It turns out I’m just a regular mom. Thankfully, you guys think I’m pretty super anyway…and you really like mac-n-cheese 😉