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Just Another Manic Monday

by Twitchy on May 13, 2013

It was Mothers Day yesterday. I always brace myself for Mothers and Fathers Days- with everyone local it’s always a feat to balance. This year, at least my husband was home. Last year and the year before I took myself and the kids out for brunch, just the three of us, before heading out to see two grandmothers and a great-grandmother. This time while parts of it were pleasant, much was frustrating and difficult too.

I got spoilt by my daughter and her first big shopping spree at the school Mother’s Day Stall. She was so proud to lavish me with gifts and artworks.

Running on schedule for once attracted a moment of sheer disaster. As I attempted to apply makeup before leaving for mum’s lunch, the boy simultaneously cut himself doing something he shouldn’t, then screamed. Because a week’s worth of the dog’s insides had errupted in the kitchen doorway along with half a rubber ball. Nice! Happy Mothers Day from Charlie! We were late for Yum Cha, two of us struggling to find an appetite and my brother kindly suggested I allow more time in future to be punctual. (I’ll make a note of that.)

Thankfully, Yum Cha worked out in the end, then Mr13 and I visited my ninety year old grandmother at her aged care home. She’s always so happy to see me. For once, my ninety-four year old grandfather said I looked nice instead of tired and not good! The final stop was at my mother-in-law’s with my sister-in-law, her son and his girlfriend. All in all, the day worked out alright despite the boy being awake until 1am.

After a busy weekend in multiple places trying to please as many people as possible, I prized my Monday recovery day of silence and solitude. Instead I have two at home with dodgy tums. Not dodgy enough to hurl, thank goodness, but manageable enough so that the whining, bickering, arguing back and getting into trouble with barking dogs and hissing cats has not abated. With my brain throbbing, I’ve locked myself in the study, leaving them to self-occupy/ make up/ kill/ maim/ read quietly/ eat each other. (If they do eat each other at least I don’t have to cook dinner as well.)

And I’ve just found the first thing that makes me really smile today- a splendid stupid-animal-video. This one has really worked, so I thought I’d share it with you… just in case it saves you too. Happy Monday!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Louisa Simmonds May 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Hope your day got better. Very funny post – you’ve got to laugh….


Twitchy May 14, 2013 at 12:25 am

Laugh, cry, laugh, cry… never blah.

Kathy May 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I can identify with your manic Monday, although fortunately not the sickness part (hope you are all feeling much better). I had the weekend on my own with the kids (9 and 3) with hubby on shift, which meant a solo Mother’s day yum cha brunch with said kids (which was lovely really). But tag team with shiftworking hubby (when I had a bitch of a day at work today) isn’t so much fun (he’s on night shift tonight. Oh well – there was a famous song ‘Tell me why – I don’t like Mondays’, but guess what – tomorrow is Tuesday!


Twitchy May 14, 2013 at 12:25 am

Shift work is hard anyway, and that and travelling husbands make celebrations tricky. Yay for Mondays ending though- I hope there’s a full day of school for both mine ahead!

Nathalie Brown May 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Oh darling sorry kids are sick. It will be all about you soon xx love the video


Twitchy May 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Thanks Sweetheart. I hope your day with your kids was a nice one. I know your Mum was missed xxx

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