Friday, November 9, 2007

Crazy Days

Today is Friday,
Can I Finally Relax?
Of course not, I'm mom.

Yesterday was crazy. After I wrote my post the boys and I went outside and raked leaves for two hours. The whole yard. Blahhh. I really didn't intend to do that, but I (unfortunately) am one of those people who can not stop in the middle of a job. Must get done. Must rake whole yard. Why? I don't know.

After that it was back inside to make the boys their lunch. Then hubby came home for lunch and I went for a run. When I came back hubby had to get back to work, so I put the boys down for their nap, and jumped in the shower. That's right, I took a shower!!!! No, our bathroom is not done yet (over 6 weeks now) but our shower is almost done, so I used it. So what if it doesn't have a door yet, right?

So, when did I eat, you ask? Good question! I grabbed a Kashi bar for breakfast and had a banana before I ran. Not smart. I usually am very cautious to make sure I eat well when I am working out (and still breastfeeding) because if I don't, I get sick.

Guess what happened next. I got sick. I actually got a migraine. Blahhhh. So dumb. And pretty much my fault too. I just tried to do too much on too little food. I should know better by now.

But wait! I'm not done! While the boys slept I tried to get rid of my migraine by eating some food, taking some Excedrin, and relaxing. I got about a half an hour to myself and the boys woke up. So what did I do? I cut their hair. Duh. I'm so dumb. It was especially difficult this time because my right hand was numb from the migraine. But, the boys were SUPER good sitting still for their haircuts and they actually turned out better than they usually do. Maybe I should always cut their hair when I have a migraine. ??
Here they are:

Excuse the silly expressions. Must work on making "natural" smiles. Silly boys, but I lub 'em.


Toni said...

Wow, what a day you had! Great 'ku and here's to a much better day today!

Jennifer said...

Moms are never allowed to relax. Sigh.

Adorable boys you have there!

Homegrown Tribe said...

Oh I do the same thing... why don't we take better care of ourselves? It's just so hard sometimes when you have little kiddos to take care of. The boys hair cuts look great!

I don't know you struggle with migraines a lot but if so send me an email. I have lots and lots of info that has really helped me. :)

Have a great day!


Patois42 said...

Nice haiku. Absolutely true.

Anonymous said...

They are adorable boys, the cuts are great! I hope you get some r&r!

Heidi Hyde said...

What sweet boys! I love those pictures. And you're right- there is no rest for the weary.


Jen said...

I love your pictures! My five year old boy still grimaces at the camera ;)

Hope you get a break sometime this weekend!

Serina Hope said...

perfect haiku. Perfect boys...what more do you need?

Chrissy said...

I love the eyelashes on that kid.

Family Adventure said...

You are CRAZY! No eating, raking leaves, running, and *then* cutting the hair of innocent children?! Hmmm!
Seriously - the kids look adorable. You did an amazing job (though I have no idea how you did it). And I love the smiles. Recognize them, in fact :)


Anonymous said...

sorry you had such a crappy day...sometimes i wish i could call in sick, but moms can't do that!

your boys are so cute! great work on the haircuts...and Haiku!

btw, i love your name...'cause it's mine too! my full name is Cathryn, so our spelling is similar...definitely better than the plain old C/Katherine!!! ;-)

Bren said...

Very true, everyday is the same when you're a mom.

Adorable pictures!

Kellan said...

I loved the Haiku and I love the hair cuts and cute boys. Have a good weekend.

painted maypole said...

cutting hair with a migraine?!?!? you are brave. I see spots when I have one, so cutting hair would be a disaster!

Beck said...

They're handsome, even with the migraine haircuts.
Migraines HURT. I somtimes try to live through them and it's HARD.

Unknown said...

Wow. You are awesome. I would've called spouse home & cried if I had a migraine.

the dragonfly said...

Hope the migraine is better. I hate them!!

Life With All Boys said...

I've learned to accept the un-natural smiles. I even kinda enjoy them. Well, sometimes I do.

Anonymous said...

your boys are adorable.

I hope you find time to relax so you can enjoy them stress-free, or as close to stress-free as possible.

Amy Y said...

You did a great job on the hair cuts!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson