I had every intention of doing a Books post today. Lot’s to share about toddlers and emerging writers. It’ll have to wait until tomorrow because this is how my morning went trying to work from home to prep curriculum for the start of the school year. I could tell the morning was going to sh*t so for the first two photos, I happened to set my phone up in the corner and pop the self-timer on. The other photo was a result of me hearing my 2 year old excitedly sing, “Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, up, up!” from the kitchen prompting me to wonder what he was riding.
(Please note: No animal was harmed in the making of this photo, I quickly yelled for him to get off the dog once I was able to snap the picture.)
Let’s play Where’s Waldo? Or seek and find. Whatever you want to call it.
1 point for spotting the stressed out teacher mama on a work zoom meeting in the middle of summer.
1 point for spotting the dog, who came to the playroom to check us out for all of 2 seconds before this happened. Haven’t seen him the rest of the day.
1 point for spotting the bruise who thinks it’s funny to ride the dog.
1 point for spotting the jumping bruise who knows exactly how to quietly break the rules when Mommy steps out for a second.
1 point for spotting the chalkboard that lists the daily routine we should be following but haven’t been following for the past 3 months.
3 points for spotting the caffeine – mom juice in my book.
3 points for watching the video below, in case you wanted more perspective on my day.
3 points for spotting the Hurricane Isaias forecast, hence canceling oldest kid’s day camp for the day and confining all kids indoors for the day – this mama’s worst nightmare. (At least at this very moment we still have power!)
25 points for spotting the perfectly behaved bow (or the baby monitor that shows she is sleeping upstairs like the angel that she is).
100 bonus points for counting the number of toys this mama will NOT clean up today, but probably step on or stare at until one of the bruises decides to actually take me seriously and actually clean up.
250 bonus points for posting a picture of your WFH situation in your IG or FB stories and tagging bruisesbowsandbooks!
An additional 500 points if your WFH situation trumps mine.
109309890345094385 bonus points for telling me this is a productive and efficient work environment, and that it’s possible to work from home and carry out your job responsibilities well while simultaneously parenting young children.
Who wins? Would love to see your point values below. Honor system! And go give your fellow working mamas a hug or a shoulder to cry on, knowing this is what they are experiencing daily. Heck, go give your fellow SAHMs a hug or shoulder to cry on, too!