If it’s not one thing…

Note: This is a rant. I am not looking for advice or for someone to tell me to suck it up and that’s life (I KNOW that, thankyouvermuch – I can still bitch about it). 

…it’s another! I feel like my to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. How is that possible? I’m on maternity leave! I’m supposed to be enjoying my time off with the baby, not:

– Registering Evan for kindergarten (!!)
– Ordering new contacts
– Calling Employment Insurance AGAIN to try and get that whole thing straightened out
– Calling various doctors’ offices to confirm/change appointments
– Answering questions about a conference I helped plan last year that *must* be done ASAP
– Answers various work-related emails
– Paying the bills
– Doing the never-ending cycle of household crap
– Making yet another potty chart (and POTTY TRAINING — potentially the worst part of parenting thus far).
– Trying to come up with 100 ways to entertain Carter

Plus I’m dealing with a cold. Ugh. Can’t I just REST and forget all these stupid obligations of life??

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Comments on: "If it’s not one thing…" (9)

  1. Isn't it so INCONSIDERATE of life to go on when one is sick? I, for example, have a head cold, and yet my children expect me to keep them alive and feed them, or something! (I'm not being sarcastic- I, too, truly wish to lay on the couch moaning and sipping tea, and my kids are hitting each other over the head with wooden TTITE tracks and shrieking.)

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  2. My to do lists often got epic on maternity leave, too. After all, I was home all day… HA HA HA HA HA HA.

    I dislike potty training, too. It was easier the second time around, but that is probably more to do with the kid's personality than anything I learned.

    Hang in there.

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  3. I have another to-do list for you;

    – sit down and have cup of tea
    – play with boys
    – watch a dvd together cuddled under a duvet
    – extra nap time
    – drawing time
    – as soon as you have company or boys are in bed – hot bath
    – demand cuddles from people

    hope you feel better soon!
    A x

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  4. Ugh I feel the same. I like A's list better.

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  5. Jenny – boo!! Sorry you're dealing with the head cold + kids thing to 😦

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  6. Cloud – ah, yes, the “at home all day” thing 😛 One day the PT'ing thing will happen, right? He can't graduate without that happening, right? RIGHT?

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  7. A – I like your list better! I have been drinking lots of tea and having naps with the baby, which is nice 🙂

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  8. ana – hope you're doing okay too! I like A's list too!

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