do i feel like supermom? depends on what you think supermom would feel like. what thoughts do you think would be going thru her mind? i think of her as being comparable to superman. maybe not the "flying and faster than a speeding bullet" superman, but the "fighting against futility" superman. for superman, there will always bad guys to chase, innocent people to save. it is a never ending battle. for supermom, there will always be laundry to do, dishes that need attention, bathrooms to clean...and then there are the kids. i feel a little like supermom, without the "super" part. to me, supermom would be able to tackle those things and ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING. maybe not world peace, but even something as mundane as having a clean house for like 5 minutes. me? i'm just mom. plain ole ordinary mom. i don't even get 5 minutes a week (unless the kids are gone for like the whole week. then by the time i get it all done, it's 5 minute before the kids are home). i wish i could come up with a way to get them to help me out. but honestly, between homework and sports and allowing them some time to be kids outside, there really is no time for them to help. the only thing we require them to do is clean their rooms and the basement before spending the night out. we have been trying to be consistent, but it is way easier said than done. i do admit to getting worn down. but i must say, when the kids are trying to wear me down, they take the chance of me getting so fed up i ground them for the night/weekend instead.
tomorrow is alex's 11th birthday. it is amazing to see the person he is becoming. to witness this, truly brings tears to my eyes. i love this kid sooooo much. he may drive me completely crazy some days, but i wouldn't have it any other way. he is the best thing that has ever happened to me.