All right, moms, I know the noise is inevitable. But if you reach your end, here are some options.
5. Put a pillowcase over your head and pretend to be part of the bedspread.
4. Tell your kids you’ve developed an ear condition that requires absolute silence and could result in a spinach diet if not followed properly.
3. Play a game of hide-and-seek. When it’s your turn to hide, sneak out to the minivan and go for a drive.
2. Schedule back-to-back dentist appointments. Then ask the doctor if you can spend the second hour lying on the chair by yourself.
1. There’s always Benadryl.
*Disclaimer: These are for humor purposes only and are not real suggestions. If you do any of these things in real life, you’ll bear the sole responsibility for any arrests or doctor bills that follow.
Any other moms out there craving peace and quiet once in a while? How do you make time for yourself in the midst of life’s chaos?
*To fit the theme of peace and quiet, I have an article posting on Ungrind today called Protesting Rest. For a slightly more serious look at how I’ve learned to seek rest, come on over and visit.
**Photo by photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
5. After countless boil-overs on the stove, your fire department has banned you from using your cell phone while making supper.
4. Your morning routine involves brushing your teeth, putting on your make-up, and taking a shower…all at the same time.
3. “Don’t text and drive” billboards have your picture on them.
2. You take your laptop into the bathroom and catch up on emails while you piddle.
1. Listening to your husband talk about his day while combing your 3-year-old’s hair while feeding the fish while setting the table and feeding the baby? That’s just called ‘motherhood’!
(Soon after I scheduled this post, I read in Prevention magazine that “digital multitasking slashes your IQ by 10 points”. By digital multitasking, they mean emailing, texting, and tweeting almost simultaneously. *gulp* No wonder my head’s been feeling lighter lately…I think a quiet walk in the woods is in order.)
Are you a multi-tasker? What’s your worst multi-tasking habit? If you’ve overcome the habit, please share any and all tips for the rest of us!
*Photo by Pong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
With Valentine’s Day being yesterday, I figure a few of us might have gone out on dates, perhaps to the movies. And when I think of movies, I think of popcorn.
I also have this quirk that I like to eat my popcorn just a teeny bit burnt (but not completely burnt). So I put two and two together and voila, here’s my latest Top 5 List. (It’s scary diving into my thought process, isn’t it?)
Why you should eat burnt popcorn (or slightly burnt popcorn)…
5. The smell is good for clearing the house when you need a moment of silence.
4. Potential free popcorn at the movie theater (cha-ching).
3. Low-calorie popcorn = no flavor. Your taste buds need something to cling to.
2. Carcinogens? That’s the same thing as Craisins, right?
1. No one else can stand the taste…How else would you get the whole bag to yourself?
How do you like your popcorn? How did you celebrate V-Day this week?
*photo by Carlos Porto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net