Life for me is a constant battle between finding shoes, changing diapers and controlling temper tantrums. Most days I find myself running out of minutes, but on a good day I may have a few to spare.
Long before the days of motherhood I was known as the one who showed up to events fashionably early or maybe I was uncomfortably ahead of schedule. Just depends on who you ask. I was extremely turned off by tardiness and vowed to never be that person.
Well it looks as if karma and 3 wonderfully insane children have kicked me in the rear end. Nowadays in order to stay on task I find myself needing to be 10 steps ahead of myself. Even then it seems something always happens that causes me to stray off course.
My sister is joining the crazy world of parenthood and I am looking forward to her getting the karma bug as well. For the last few years she has nonstop picked on me and I am ready to return the favor. She is about to get it bad as just yesterday she received the news that twins were in her future. Ha ha is all I had to say to that.
Luckily for her I have been there, done that and wear the heavily stained t-shirt. My multitasking skills are ever improving and she is just now about to experience the culture shock of becoming a mother. I can't say that I will help her navigate or even arrive on time. This is something she will have to figure out on her own, however I am capable of spoiling them with material things as she has done to my rambunctious crew.
I have already gotten started. As soon as I heard the news I found Carters clothes and began buying them in sets of two. Finding online Carters deals while feeding and infant is something I am an old pro at. Feeding the twins, well - that's about to be her job. Figuring out how to get the stains out of such adorable garments; again is her area. Solving those problems and leaving the house before 8:00 AM is where I get a chuckle. Mean maybe, funny definitely.
So by now you have realized that I find it impossible to be on time, much less early. This is where you shake your head and feel my anguish. Thanks for the support...now onto the real reason I am discussing this topic. Sorry, I got slightly off track thinking about my sister and her beautiful mess waiting to happen.
I just found out about the best Black Friday sale that was released several months early. This means that I am able to get a jump start on Christmas savings and there is no way I will be rushing around come November. I can do my shopping online and avoid the insane mobs of people in the malls all while being at least 50 steps ahead of myself. Woo hoo! You should probably get on board too.
The harsh reality is that as parents it is impossible to always be early, heck it's hard enough to be on time. This doesn't mean that we stop trying. Celebrate the small victories such as online deals found months ahead of schedule. As for the day to day, find humor in the new you. Laugh at the temper tantrum that gets you out the door 10 minutes late as well as the egg yolk you find on your blouse long after leaving home.