03 June 2013

Mama.... OOOOooooohhhh.

As Mothers, our needs, even the most basic needs (like eating, peeing, sleeping), they quickly fall to the end of the priority list, don't they?

Example:

The kids were playing nicely in the living room, and I figured it was the perfect opportunity to sneak into the kitchen and make some lunch for myself. So there I was, chopping veggies and slicing up some chicken for a delicious salad. Can't tell you how much I was looking forward to this salad. Especially because I usually choose to forego breakfast.

I was just sitting down at the table when I heard a thump and a high-pitched scream. I shove my bowl of salad to the back of the table before I jump up to see what happened, just in case a certain toddler decides to come dump it on the floor. I gotta cover my bases, you know.

Anyway, I make my way into the living room to see that Easton had a bloody lip. I can only conclude that he fell face first while trying to transfer from the ottoman to the couch. So of course I pick him up, console him, put a cold cloth on his little puffy lip and once it seems safe, set him down with some books. I was literally walking back to the kitchen table when my toddler shouts out "Mommy, Mommmmmmy, (maybe if I ignore it, it'll go away), Mooooooommmmmyyyy!!" Nope, not going away. "What do you need, Bennett??" To which he replies, "A drink, please". Oh look at those sweet eyes and that cute little face, how could I refuse this little human a drink of water. So off I go to fill up his little plastic cup.

And sure enough, as soon as I hand him his cup of water, he tells me he wants something to eat. Ugh. I mean, obviously he's hungry but SO WAS I. I just wanted to sit down and eat my salad. I didn't even bother asking him what he wanted to eat because he says "no" to every option I give him. So I just started making him a PB&J. And as I was getting out the bread and was spreading the peanut butter, I noticed that I had been singing a song out loud for probably close to a minute. And the song went like this:

"Mammmmma, OOOOOooooohhhh, I'll probably never get to eat, and if I don't eat by this time tomorrow, carry on, carry on, nothing really matters..." 

On repeat over and over, to the tune of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

Whats funny is that I had sung this chorus at least 2 or 3 times before I even realized it.

Well, that's the life, folks. Our needs always come last, don't they?? And I have just accepted it. That's what you sign up for when you have kids. And honestly, for the most part, I'm fine with that. But I'd be lying if I said that sometimes all I want is just to be able to sit down and eat my lunch in peace. But I sure do love my little rugrats!

Gimme an "Amen" if you were nodding the entire way through this.

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17 comments:

Michelle Thomas said...

Pretty much the story of my life every.single.day. As soon as I try to do anything for myself: eat, make a cup of tea, take a shower; each kid needs something. This is probably why I am so busy after they are in bed because I have to do everything I wanted to do all day! :) You are not alone mama!
Michelle @ Ourthreepeas.com

Courtney B said...

It drives me CRAZY when I ask Eric to change Mia's diaper, or do something for her and he always says: Sure..... AFTER I use the bathroom. Or AFTER (something ridiculous that can wait 2 more minutes) I try to explain to him how I'm the last one to eat, pee, shower etc because Mia comes first. He just doesn't get it. Oooh to be a man ;) ha ha!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Aaaaaaamen. Amen.

Devon said...

Aaaaaaaaa-men!

Erin said...

Amen!! I told my husband yesterday that I was going to the bathroom and I didn't care what it took but he was to keep Jackson away so I could just for once pee in peace. But alas, that of course didn't happen. Could hear the kid screaming for mom from a mile away. ;) happy Monday Mandy!

Valerie Scott said...

Amen, absolutely know EXACTLY what this is like. Only I sometimes actually get to sit and eat but almost always have a certain little cutie pie that has to sit on my lap and eat whatever it is that I am eating, lol! Food just tastes better off mamas plate I guess.

StephanieB said...

Amen with my hands in the air..like I just don't care, saying they're playin' my favorite song... I was laughing when you started singing! lol!! I find myself making up songs from commercials to keep the kid distracted! Like the Sensa commercial I say "shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your baby, shake your baby, Yeah"... lol, oh course I don't shake him! I am just glad this stuff stays in our homes. :) Hope you get some lunch today.

Katie said...

Amen. At my house, I don't dare eat unless they've just eaten or are currently eating - even that doesn't mean my food is safe because if it's different from theirs odds are it's going to look tastier to them than their own.

Mallory Musing said...

Amen a thousand times over. This always happens during naptime for me. It's 1:30/2 and the baby is already in bed but my three year old is requesting that I tickle everything part of her body including her eyes and teeth before she will go to sleep.

Laura said...

You said it!

ADSchill said...

I finally ate dinner at 8pm. Eating lunch in peace is one of the only things I like about working right now.

Mandey Ejiasi said...

That's how dinner went for me tonight. It's always so hectic because hubs doesn't get home until 6:30 or later. I never know when to feed the boys, which is why we hardly ever eat together. The boys eat early, he eats his own thing when he gets home and I have to start bath at some point, which usually ends up being too late. Tonight I was shakey and really needed to eat after we put them to bed a little after 8 but of course we needed groceries. So off to the store I went because I hate going super late. I didn't eat dinner until 9:30 sitting at the computer. This is the life!

Jess Gougeon said...

oh yes! story of my life.... every day.

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh... I feel ya mama. Except, I should probably eat more salads. I'm usually mad because I have to do 50 things for Alea before I can have a huge greasy cheeseburger or something similar. I feel ya though!

Jamie said...

I ALWAYS wait to eat lunch until naptime... I make sure to get a snack in with them around 10:30 so I can make it until they're sleeping and then... PEACE for a nice sit down lunch. SCORE!

Heather said...

AMEN! Sounds just like my days! Somedays I wonder if I'm the only one do others kids do the same my semi solution is to fix their food / drink first then mine and lets all sit down together but theres still interuptions haha . I'm so glad I read your post and others comments. I always tell myself it want be this way got long and to take it all in, do all I can while they want and need my help cause they grow up so fast.

Bunkin Mama said...

Yes, yes yes! Sometimes I joke and say I am changing my name. I also sing, all the time, and I regularly change the lyrics to fit my situations.

Country Bunkin Mama