12.09.2007

Hitting the wall (at 120 mph!)



Today I hit the proverbial wall. I felt it coming yesterday. Every year we drive two hours to Pennsylvania to cut down our Christmas tree. I closed my eyes for "a few minutes" in the car, and two hours later my husband and kids woke me up, because we had arrived at the tree farm!
I felt completely refreshed and we proceeded to have a wonderful day...cutting down the tree, and going to lunch at "Hot Dog Johnnie's" in Buttzville (the kids always love that!). We then took the girls' Christmas photo and trimmed the tree.




A portrait of a slacker and her offspring..

My wave of exhaustion hit me again at 9:30 as I put the kids to bed. (late as usual). I fell sound asleep in my four year old daughter's bed, my husband attempted to wake me and I felt incapable of even getting up walking the distance to my room and getting in my pajamas.


Cut to this morning....my husband went to the Eagles Giants football game in Philadelphia-so I'm alone with the kids today. What did I do this morning? I laid on the couch in my pjs watching "Flushed Away" drinking Diet Coke and eating chips. I even had the girls wait on me and bring me my soda and snacks.

I feel like such a slacker, but hey-teenagers do it...kids do it...why can't adults veg out every once in awhile? I felt like an overtired, cranky kid and I needed to just sit and have my own way without everybody asking me for stuff. This was my last chance until who knows when to do it-SO I DID!!!

I'll consider it my little Christmas gift to myself. The gift that keeps on giving, because you know what they say..."If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"



10 comments:

Super Delish said...

I'm happy to hear you got to relax and have the kids wait on you! ...and think, it's not even Mother's Day!! :-) The tree sounds great - can't wait to see pics! :-)

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

You so needed the break! We deserve it, yes?

suchsimplepleasures said...

you go girl! i'm jealous...even though i spent the whole day in my p.j's...i still had to wait on everyone...
well, glad you had such a nice, relaxing weekend!

Jill said...

I must clarify...I did get a rest in the car and this morning-but the rest of the day was business as usual.

My kids had friends over, hubby was coming home..so I was back to cleaning, fetching juice boxes, cooking, laundry and all the usual mom duties...But it was nice while it lasted!

Kerry said...

We all need a break every now and then!! I am jealous! I love those kind of weekend days!!!

Rachel said...

LOL. Slack away. Diet Coke rocks!! I feel your pain, promise.
I'm glad you like my humble award. I'm so thrilled to be able to share blog love!!!
Keep up the fun and you'll probably be a December/January recipient :-)
THanks for coming by. Love the tennass pic.

Southern Fried Girl said...

Hey, sometimes a girl just has to park it and even so much better if there is someone available to wait on you. Glad you got to recharge a little.

Impoverished Preppy said...

Oh my... I would never sit around in jammies watching movies with my kids and eating junk... yeah right! Give me your training tips - I want my daughters to wait on me too! (Think my five-year-old could learn to open a bottle of wine?)

The 5 Bickies said...

Chips, diet coke, pj's, and kid's movies...I think I'll keep the kids home from school tomorrow. Ok, maybe not, but the days sounds fabulous!

Avery Gray said...

Sing it, sister!!

 
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