Life is a wonderful adventure, but some days it sucks.
Today we had a crazy, full day. Almost exactly the same kind that we always have. With seven different personalities, interest and loads of things on the to-do list, it is inevitable that there will be clashes in schedules and general organised chaos.
Usually I handle the chaos with an iron fist like the supreme leader that I am, but if there is a hiccup in the system or a glitch in the matrix I can get completely derailed. I do not like change and if you mess with my schedule I’m ready to loose my s…. calm and peaceful demeanor.
We had a power failure today. For four hours. This means that the four hours I usually spend working while the kids are in school was spent with general hand wringing and gnashing of teeth. Mr. Blue left early this morning for a business trip so there was no help with the school run or afternoon activities. Usually he drops the kids off in the morning, but today I had to do the school run. After school there was scouts, art classes and Hiphop. Test and bucketsful of homework. Even though the older kids can work on their own, you still have to help.
I was stressed and not happy at all and if mama ain’t happy, nobodies happy. I had no plans for supper and had to sit and help with homework in the car in front of the dance studio while we were waiting for Gamerboy. (He is concurring the world this year through HipHop.)
Not an ideal situation. I was moaning and irritated and then Bubbles had these wise words to share. She said: ‘Mom, sometimes you just have to go where the river takes you.’ Little Mouse had to chip in and said: “No, you don’t. You have to follow your heart.”
When did my little monkeys turn into these wise little owls?
Today the river took me to choas, but sometimes you have to say ‘whatever’ and go with the flow. Even if I have to stuff my inner Iron Lady in a closet and lock her in. You cannot always control everything and my children know this. This made me so proud.
My life may look like chaos from the outside, there may be clutter everywhere and tonight the monkeys are eating junk food, but my kids are teaching me you cannot control everything, and that’s ok.