Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I Can't Breathe

Glub, Glub, I'm underwater and I can't catch my breath...

The dishes, the laundry, the constant requests for snacks and help in the bathroom and fights between brothers and dirty diapers and babies who won't nap - glub, glub.
Gotta get dinner ready, glub, gotta fold the laundy, oh, and I guess putting it away would be good.

What time is it? 5:15 PM...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
Play-Do, where's the Play-Do??
Quit jumping on your brother!!!
Jonathan, don't drink the Cascade!!
I could really use a shower. GLUB GLUB

And then Aaron...

Ah, Oxygen.

8 comments:

The Worship Guy said...

This is great...I know it seems so burdensome sometimes, but you are making an eternal impact on those boys, your husband, and others you come into contact with! This world has such a low view of motherhood and the stuff you referencing here...I know sometimes it can seem insignificant, but when seen through the "Kingdom Eyes," it is amazing! Keep it up Jeannie...miss having you down here!

The Worship Guy said...

This is great...I know at sometimes these things can seem so insignificant, but you are making a "Kingdom" impact on your boys, your husband, and others around you through your servanthood! The world has such a low view of the things you described, but how great they are when done unto the Lord! When you look through that lens, it is amazing what you do! Sure miss having you here! Much love, Tim

Heidi said...

I can tell you at any given moment during the day exactly how many minutes are left before Matt gets home. So there with you, friend!! And very witty too.

Beth W. said...

I hear you loud and clear! Some days are wonderful and other days, well... The constancy (is that a word?) of motherhood is exhausting, overwhleming and suffocating at times. Some day I am going to count the number of requests/demands made of me in a single day, but then again maybe I don't want to know! Hang in there, and know that you are not alone!

Angele said...

Well said, AMEN!

My laundry (all nine loads of it) is in progress (2 loads to go) and has been for a few days...I'm barely keeping up with folding, everything separated by person, each has his own basket...organization? I'm learning...putting it away? that takes superhuman effort.

Somedays I fantasize about going back to work...then I shudder at the thought:) Silly me. Thanks for reminding why I do this...I was starting to slip into that 'what about me' attitude this week. I needed this:)

Erin Haley said...

i think its just the lighting in those two pictures. i went for a darker blonde look, but my hair always takes darker colors with a hint of red...so in some lighting it does look more red and others, like in the sun, blonde :P but i'm thinking of going back lighter cause i saw a picture of my hair before i ever colored it, before the senior play, and it was super blonde, i forgot my hair was that color...

Stephen & Coleen said...

You make us smile with all of your stories about your family. It really brightens our days to read your blogs even when we are down. Take care.

jen said...

Ah jeannie,
i hear ya friend. such is the hectic life of the mom. i dream of days on the beach child free enjoying a nice LARGE adult liquid refreshment. but then i know as soon as my dreams come true i'll be missing my girls and dreaming of them. I hope you get some air. some good quality air, not this smog in houston!
love you
jen