Friday, June 23, 2006

Super crazy busy mom almost looses it...story at 11...


Well you know if you're a regular viewer that this is the blog of a very busy homeschooling mom. A mom who's so busy, it's a wonder that her kid learns anything...but she's a learning sponge I tell ya...learns and remembers everything.

So after Girl Scouts, Astronomy night, Home Depot workshop, End of Year party, Gymnastics, Prairie nature walk, Board meetings, Park Days, Teacher's Night Out, Living History Museum, Helping out at Church twice!, cloudy night Observatory tour, HayStack Goat Dairy, and all the stuff on my list from the other day where the dryer broke and I dried my clothes outside...

I was finally going to sit down and work on the donkey pinata for VBS next week. Oh I should say that I also had to fake a budget to figure out if we could spend $3000 to send some folks to a meeting in Chicago...oh I so hope we really have that money.

Anyway so I'm in the bathroom up to my elbows in paper mache and the phone rings. Darly says that she'll get it and she brings it to me. It's a mom needing breastfeeding information. After talking to her it seems like an easy enough fix but the mom really wants for someone to come and make sure she is doing it right. So I agree to come and then she tells me that she actually lives about 25 minutes away. There are two other LLL groups that are much closer to her...BUT I know that the Leaders with both of those groups are seconds away from retiring and wouldn't go help her.

So I clean off as much as I can, grab my books & keys (oh and my kid) and hop in the car to drive over there. Wouldn't you know it, that EVERY single stop light on the way turns RED...EVERY one. I just couldn't believe it.

But we get there and the little guy is cute and seems to be nursing just perfectly...his only problem really is that he wants to suck for comfort and hasn't figured out how to do that without getting a face full of milk. So of course he's mad...who wouldn't be?

I did my very best to help her out, I even called another Leader from my cell phone (SHOCK!!! I ACTUALLY USED THE DREADED DEVICE!!!) to make sure that I was on the right track. And mom gave me a donation for my group.

Which made things better. I guess I was just really upset because the paper mache donkey is still not any closer to getting finished and now I have even less time to do it AND I'm really mad at the other Leaders who live so much closer to this mom who probably didn't answer their phones for her.

Which reminds me, I need to email someone...but not about that. ;o)


  1. you'll get it all done. somehow, moms always do. :)

  2. I didn't know we could make you guys come watch us feel our kids! Could you come watch me feed Tiernan? I think I could probably work on my technique with the hot dogs and the cheetos...

  3. You know what they say... if you need something done, ask a busy mom!
    Good luck with your papier mache!