Every mother wears multiple hats every day. I know that by noon I’ve often played the role of wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, nurse, mediator, and taxi driver. And that seems to be a slow day! So this week I’m going to highlight my successes in the many different hats that I’ve been wearing.
1. While wearing my Matron of Honor hat, I hosted (with a lot of support and help from my mother!) a very successful “Breakfast with the Bride” this past weekend. We showered Elizabeth with gifts, enjoyed some delicious food, and had a very pleasant morning. The hall looked great, the favors and decorations were complete at a reasonable hour on Friday night and everything went off with seemingly no hitches.
2. My Housekeeper hat has been hanging by the wayside (mostly because of my need to wear the Matron of Honor hat). So Sunday morning, even though we woke up a little later than normal for mass, I ran downstairs and started a load of laundry. I also managed to get the kitchen cleaned and the supplies from the shower put away on Sunday. The beginning of this week has been cleaning other rooms, additional laundry, and organizing closets. I’m feeling better about the state of my house, but also know that I have people coming over on Friday so I have a long way to go before they arrive at 10AM.
3. While I haven’t done a whole lot with my Bridesmaid hat on (yes, that’s right – I’m a Matron of Honor in 5 weeks and a Bridesmaid in 5 months), I did manage to get measured for my dress this week. It’s ordered, so I now I just need to find some shoes for this occasion. I’m significantly less “frilly and fashion-y” than the remaining bridesmaids, so I’m thinking I may have to buck up and wear heels for this gig. *sigh* Maybe I can find something that won’t kill my feet?
4. My Mommy hat never really comes off, but I have tried to be a little more diligent about embracing it in it’s entirety recently. The last few days I’ve been trying to save computer time for when Nathan is napping and John is at school. We’ve watched a little less TV and spent a little more time in the playroom and outside (weather permitting). And I’ve tried to be more proactive about encouraging the toddlers underfoot to be helpers in projects even though I know it will result in said project taking 12x longer and being 100x messier. Case in point: Tuesday morning’s spilled milk all over the kitchen floor (and Nathan) when the boys got to put their own lids on their sippy cups.
Yay for a super successful week! As a bonus – I even got to the gym this week. I’m hanging in there. How are you doing? Check out Sherry’s blog, Chocolate for Your Brain, for great musings and a chance to link up your successes too!