These Days

Some days I had it so much together I thought I should give advice to everyone on how to have it all together. Ever since I became a mom though, those days pretty much vanished. Ever since I became a mom in a pandemic, I became a straight up ad for what not to do on a daily basis.

Here is a list of things you shouldn’t do that I did just today:

  1. Wake up at 1am worrying. Stay up at least a few hours.
  2. Wake up for real & drink lots of caffeine. This will help.
  3. Ignore your first instinct to take the dog and yourself on a run.
  4. Decide to order more caffeine along with a breakfast sandwich. This is healthy.
  5. Zoom class.
  6. Eat a well-balanced meal of your kid’s leftover quesadilla and mashed potatoes.
  7. Decide to Zoom a little more.
  8. Zoom meeting. (give your kid your phone so she will have plenty of screen time during this meeting).
  9. Rush your kid into the 405 traffic so you can make it to the Winter Wonderland that no one seems to care about but yourself.
  10. Make one of those delivered meal kits for dinner that are supposed to be easy, but when the first step is “zest a lime” it is way more than you bargained for.

But even these days have their moments. I pushed myself to get out the door (finally) for an evening run to see the neighborhood Christmas lights. This boosted my spirits enough to online grocery shop so that I have plenty of caffeine to start this whole thing over tomorrow.

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