Have you seen my brain? I left it somewhere and don't remember where I put it! That is the kind of week I have been having!
Tuesday - Drop off 5 year old at school, then go to post office to drop off some items that I sold on eBay (which is great! I will need to do an entire entry on this! stay tuned!). Stood in line with both twins (who were exhibiting their best 3 year old behavior - knocking down displays, spinning racks, making monkey sounds & pig sounds, running, dancing, etc), only to find out I used the wrong envelope to pack my items. Went home re-packed up everything then went back again to stand in line to drop off my items. Yes, I did have to stand in line because I was shipping an item to Canada and the maternity outfit that I sold could have been some sort of act of treason against our great Nation. More animal sounds, spinning racks and dancing from the twins. This time I got to stand in line behind a lovely woman who pointed out that my children's shoes were on the wrong feet (I let them dress themselves - does it really matter. They were crocs!) and that my twins didn't look anything alike - and asked if I was sure they were twins! (I'm sure - I was there when they were born!) Finally, a postal worker who actually was part human, came out from behind the counter and took my correctly packaged package. This whole process took about 1 1/2 hours from my morning.
Wednesday - Drop off 5 year old at school, then head to go get gas, some groceries and a prescription. It is time to pay and guess what!?! My wallet is not in my purse! Drive back home find wallet, then start all over again. This took about an extra 1/2 hour from my morning.
Thursday - Get three little ones fed and dressed. I go upstairs to get myself showered and dressed. Look at the clock and notice that I'm running ahead of schedule for once, and decide to sit down for a few minutes. Which is something that I NEVER do. What happens next.... I fall asleep! I also never do this! I wake up 20 minutes later! Barely had time to shower & dress. No time for hair - it is a pony tail & hat day for me! (My secret is now out. I might as well also come clean & admit that I picked up one of my daughter's pony tail holders from the floor and stuck it on my head. It has sparkles on it and everything!)
On Thursday's I have my afternoon babysitter. Normally I go and play tennis. Today I was just not up to it and knew I would not be able to concentrate. Instead, I called my neighbor to see if she wanted to go to the gym or Sam's Club. She convinced me to go to lunch instead. I am so glad that she did! (Thank you neighbor!) I actually had someone bring me my salad and had a meal where I was able to sit down and eat. I didn't have to get up and get something for someone else. More importantly, I had adult conversation during the entire time! I had a very nice visit with my friend and ran into two other ladies we knew from the neighborhood and had nice chats with them too. I was gone for under two hours, but in my head it felt like I was gone all day. I left feeling relaxed. My headache was gone and I came out of my "mommy fog." I had a really nice time, too.
When was the last time you took a mental health day? Try it - even if it is for an hour!
Have a great afternoon!