Sunday, September 12, 2010
We had a summer filled with Saturday mornings.
Then School Started.
Which for some reason meant I got up at 4 or 5 am to get my work started, before I got my kids up at 6:15.
It seemed like a great plan for the first three days of school.
Ahem. Cuz any plan that includes Mommy only getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep a night is sure to be a good one right?
I must have been running on some kind of adrenaline high. Cuz I had business dinners, I was super efficient, and I even wore undergarments when delivering my daughters to their schools.
I signed up to be the school crossing guard one morning a week. Cuz in that weird, over-awake, sleep-deprived state, holding a giant metal stop sign while other mothers tried to run me down seemed like pure genius in the moment!
We are in the process of a couple of business deals. I’m negotiating, figuring out terms, supervising due diligence., developing strategy for each deal. Well, why don’t I just say it? I’m a goddess.
And I’m purging. No, not throwing up, cuz that would be wrong. I’m throwing out all the old school work from last year, going through old photos, last years handbooks, etc. Again, an odd manic state has overtaken me.
And then there was the schedule.
Get the girls up, so my older daughter can get to Middle School by 7:30. (Bell rings by 7:40 and she has to get her Sax to the band room first. We are pretty sure she is the next Clarence Clemons.)
Then bring the 2nd grader home. Feed her a second breakfast, then walk her to school at 8:00. After crossing guard duty, I get home at 9:00. And I’m sweaty. Cuz the first week of school, temps hit 115. (Don’t touch the monkey bars, no really, NOOOOOOO.)
Then, Blondie gets out of school at 1:50. ONE FIFTY. Dear God in Heaven. HELP ME!
So my work day now ends at 1:30.
Except for those two evening meetings. Which meant I didn’t get home until 9:00.
So the next morning I get up at 4 am to get started on my work.
6:00 am exercise classes . . .
By Friday? Flat on my face. Efficient? Not at all.
A smiling crossing guard? Uh, NO! (Really, you need to smoke, talk on the phone AND try and run me down, all at the same time. Now I know why the office lady complimented me on not hitting anyone with the Stop Sign.)
On Friday I got very little work done on our next potential acquisition. (By “very little” I do mean I moved the papers around on my desk. And evened up the corners of everything.)
During my exercise class I lay on the mat in the fetal position.
I did however buy a couple of items from Lane Bryant online.
I looked at Labs available for adoption.
And I did bathe. (Did I mention walking my kid to school when it was 90 degrees BEFORE 9 am?)
But the mania was gone and it was replaced by a heaviness in my limbs.
Saturday morning? Slept til 7:30. I’m a new woman. Ready to . . . crawl back in bed and watch some TV.
Back to school? I gotta come up with new plan. Carpooling anyone?