This week, much like other weeks, has had its’ fair share struggles, particularly in the planning department.
First, I forgot Aullie’s hat one morning this week. Doesn’t seem like a big deal right? What’s so bad about one day without a hat? I mean, he was only outside for a maximum of two minutes….He’s not going to die.
Well, it was the coldest day of the year so far and SUPER windy. I go to take him out of the car upon arrival at daycare and BAM the wind gets him right in the face. Luckily I did wrap him in a blanket, but the poor thing got his breath taken away while we ran into the house! (We use a home daycare and they are absolutely fantastic. I trust them more than my own family some days!) I’m already feeling guilty about the hat because as a mom, we feel guilty over the stupidest of things, and the very first thing they say is “oh my goodness where’s your hat?! Its freezing out there!” Yup. I know. I forgot his hat today and I’m a terrible mom.
I know they were saying it out of concern….I also know that they don’t think I am a bad mom even a little bit…AND I ALSO KNOW that he has a hat in his spare clothes bucket at daycare should he need one today! but of course, I struggled to see this in the moment and I spent my entire ride to work worried sick about him. I even texted daycare the minute I got to work to check on him. He was fine, great actually. I spent the rest of my week paranoid about his hats being on his head every time we left the house.
#MomBrainMoment #PutYourHatOn #TheStrugglingMom #HatFail #Oops
Next, our youngest fur-baby, Astrid, needed to get fixed this week. She is an indoor cat but got out a little while ago and ever since she has been spraying in my house (EW!!). Long story short we have had to keep her away from where the baby sleeps and plays until we could get the appointment to get her fixed.
We have this wonderful “Catmobile” service that offers low cost spay/neuter options from licensed vets who drive around to different towns in the Catmobile. It is mostly volunteer run and they make this as convenient as possible so I was trying not to complain but boy did I fail at planning this one out. My husband did the drop off. They said “be there NO later than 8:15 am. so he got there at 8:15 sharp and proceeded to wait outside in the freezing cold for 45 minutes as they took in each cat/owner one by one to get everything set up. Ugh. They did their thing and spayed the poor cat, gave her some shots, and said to pick her back up No later than 4:45pm.
Well…the baby needed to be picked up from daycare and by the time I made it to where the Catmobile was parked that day, it was 4:30pm. I figured, perfect because for once we’re not running late! well, we waited and waited and the baby got fussy and wanted to be out of his seat and playing. I totally didn’t factor in how long we might wait or how cold it was. Now its 4:45pm and they haven’t opened the doors and we’re last in line because I refuse to bring the baby outside for that long given how cold it was. UGH!
I ended up calling my step-dad who lives just a few minutes away and asked him to come sit in the car with Aullie so that I could go wait in line. Which took another 45 minutes. Luckily I have the greatest parents in the world and he came right down and kept the baby entertained so that I could freeze my butt off waiting for the cat.
I also didn’t factor in that Aullie would need dinner, which he normally eats between 5 and 5:30pm. So by the time we left the Catmobile it was almost 5:30pm. Now, I have a screaming baby, a cat that just went through surgery, and I don’t have time to cook dinner for myself because by the time I get home, Aullie needs food and a bath and bed. UGHHH!!!!! Thank all of the gods for McDonald’s Drive-Thru this day!
Talk about a frustrating day. It all turned out okay in the end but boy, I wish I had planned that differently. I regret not asking my parents to pick up the cat for me like they offered to initially. I regret not bringing Aullie’s stroller and a warmer jacket for him. All I can do about it now is learn from it and hope that the next time something like this comes up, I will plan it better.
Hey…at least I remembered his hat this time!
#PlanningFail #ShouldaCouldaWoulda #TheStrugglingMom #IRememberedHisHat
Finally, the last notable fail of the week is both personal and mom-related. I haven’t done anything to clean my house this week. I’ve picked up after myself and haven’t made a notable mess, but I haven’t washed, disinfected, or wiped down a single thing this week! OK so that is almost a lie, I wiped down the sink and toilet super fast Wednesday because we were having some friends over and there is nothing more humiliating than people seeing that you have a dirty bathroom. Dirty floors, fine…dishes, fine…counters, fine….bathroom, DISGUSTING! But other than that 30 second wipe down I haven’t done anything. That’s gross right?! My baby plays on the floor in my house….he puts EVERYTHING in his mouth….and I haven’t cleaned anything?!!
As you may have read in my about me, I have depression. This is NOT my excuse. Simply, it is getting worse as fall weather and darkness creeps in. This week is a bad week and I am having a hard time adjusting to the new weather and lighting. I have also been under a lot of stress financially this week. These things KILL motivation.
I have been so unmotivated it is almost crippling. Luckily, I have the best, most supportive husband on EARTH who picks up my slack when I need help. He has kept up with the laundry and dishes, and yesterday I came home to the entire upstairs freshly vacuumed. I love this man and am eternally grateful for all that he does for our little family…Especially when I am Struggling.
#TheStrugglingMom #DirtyHouse #Ew #MyBabyPlaysHere #MyFriendsDontKnowImGross #CleaningFail
I hope you enjoyed this weeks edition of Struggling Mom Moments!
I hope they made you laugh and feel a little less crazy and alone!
Leave me a comment or send me a message about your fails this week!