Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Why Wednesdays ruin my week

I have a million things to do right now and instead am stuck holding a very cranky baby. I am not sure if she is teething or what, but yesterday and today have been very difficult. She is also starting the dreaded phase of separation know, the type where if I try to put her down so I can use the bathroom she acts as if I am trying to kill her. Also back into a doesn't want to sleep very much phase. Perhaps it is because she's on the cusp of crawling.

But all that is neither here nor there...Wednesdays exhaust me. I have to get up and get Bria and Chloe ready for school and rush off. Why the rush? It's called Daylight Savings Time. I am still not on track with it, and Chloe isn't either. Because of this she has cried at going into her classroom and I have to go in and sit with her for fifteen minutes or so before I can leave.

I come home and have so much to do, but Sophia doesn't let me. I put her in her crib today and just let her scream for a half hour, hoping she'd just fall asleep. I got a little bit done, but I finally couldn't take it anymore and am now blogging with her in my lap.

I have to go get Chloe in 10 minutes, after which I will make lunch, quickly shower and get ready for work, pick up Bria (today is early out day) and then rush off to teach lessons at the college. I'm done there at 6:00 pm, just in time to get dinner ready and cleaned up, work on homework and reading and baths and throw the kids in bed.

To make it worse, Joel is in St. George today for Solo and Ensemble competitions, so I have to go it alone.

I never get a thing done on Wednesdays. I dread them.

On a happier note...Thursdays are mine. I get everything done on Thursdays. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Mothers do Matter!!! Yes, the challenges, daily physical emotional exhaustion!!It's incredible what you do as a mother! And the more children you have the busier it gets. During the business, stop and take ten good strong breaths, I guarantee it will help you. Focus and breath just like in yoga and a calmness will return for you and your children. They need it. Do it with them!! I love you superwoman!

  2. You are a great lady and I admire you very much. My sister Sue is going through many of the same challenges you are and I marvel at the both of you. BTW, did you get the call from the Hall of Fame you were waiting for?


  3. I would like a day that is "mine"
    I think I need one of those.
    Just jump into Wednesdays with your eyes closed. :)
    BTW, Love that pic of C on your sidebar. Very cute!