One of those weeks

It’s just been one of those weeks.

I secretly ate a graham cracker with yummy cake frosting smothered all over it.

Emotional Eater. YUP.

Eating because I can’t control the chaos, dirt and fussyness. YUP

Eating because I spent the majority of my day cleaning & organizing and my house only looks messier. YUP

Eating because my laundry pile is filled with blankets that smell like pee pee because we have had a few accidents this week during naptime and bedtime. YUP

Eating because I live in an ALL BOY household, and I can’t seem to clean the toilet and around the toilet enough.

Eating because I lost my patience with my boys, and started crying like a blubbering baby in front of them. YUP

Being a mother is hard! Still I love it. I love being a mom to these 3 boys.

I might even want to have another one! Are you kidding … add to the chaos that I already can’t control??? Really. YUP

Who knows what the future might bring, but I know that I want to be the best mom I can be for these three boys.

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it. I am going to do my best to just be the best mom I can be.

These 3 boys deserve that.

The Rancher’s Wife Kate 


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amy b. - September 16, 2010 - 6:59 am

Hugs for this post, Kate. I know the moment is long gone, but we moms tend to give ourselves grief for it for too long afterward. About the clutter, it always looks worse before it looks better!

grmasusie - September 10, 2010 - 11:26 am

This poem says it all….enjoy your kids while they are still kids!! They grow up SO FAST!!

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow…
For babies grow up,
we’ve learned to
our sorrow…
So quiet down cobwebs…
dust go to sleep…
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep!!

wendy terry - September 10, 2010 - 8:08 am

I remember the bathtub being a wonderful place to warm a wet wash cloth and lay over my chest to keep warm and cry it all out when I was overwhelmed during finals week with 5 children…there were times I felt guilty for serving cereal at dinner time, with all the nursing text books and care plans on the dining table as we ate…we do the best we can with what we have…accept yourself right where you are at, and get rid of the word “should” and “can’t” in your head. You are such a fine momma! Definately the best times were the simplest ones…taking a walk with my kids, a picnic, roasting weanies by the fire…not one moment now, includes wishing I had a cleaner toilet…just flush that need to have perfection down the “Johnny”, along with having to have clean house…with 4 boys, it is an exercise in futility! I love you my precious one, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoLove MOM
P.S. I just chuckled at that precious pic of Dusty…what an expression…thanks for giving me these special moments

Sally Bishop - September 9, 2010 - 8:10 pm

I’m with you, keeping the area around the toilet clean is essential but darn near impossible. God bless ya!

Kerry - September 8, 2010 - 10:07 pm

My heart goes out to you. I did some blubbering of my own just last night when the prospect of any meaningful sleep appeared truly hopeless.

Mo - September 8, 2010 - 9:33 pm


Give yourself a great big hug from all of us! That’s what I wanted to do as soon as I read this is just give you a hug! You are an excellent mom and tomorrow will be better 🙂 Adorable pics of the boys by the way — I can not believe how fast Dusty is growing and changing! love, Mo

Linda - September 8, 2010 - 9:21 pm

Kate, You do a great job as a Mom and you have perfectly normal feelings and reactions. Keep up your great work! Linda

Wrena - September 8, 2010 - 5:53 pm

Darling post, I value your ability to write about it! Do know your not alone! It must only be a mile marker, instead of a stumbling block. Our chaos is just a bigger kid chaos 😀 >>HUGS<<

Darcie - September 8, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Spoken like a true momma, and straight from one momma’s heart to another…you are a WONDERFUL mommy, Kate. It shows so very clearly.

TERI - September 8, 2010 - 5:24 pm

ahhh…life with little ones…and 24-7 care/time/energy demands…it does take a toll!! Someday you will look back, and you will forget the hard days like this, really you will. You are brave to publish your little slip…take comfort in knowing that you are human and you really don’t have to be perfect…your sons will grow up knowing their mom loved them unconditionally…through thick and thin…but there are times when even Mom reaches her limits! Don’t be so hard on yourself.

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