Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Day in the Life


Wake up, stumble from bed, drag my body down the hall.
Found dropped lovie on the floor, hand to child, kiss the baby on the head.
Close the door, glance at the clock, it's only 5oclock.
Tip toe down the stairs, pour the coffee and take a drink.


Sit down, open e-mail take a glance at Twitter and FB.
Start to write, hear a grumble, hear a meow, everyone is hungry now.
Feed the cat. Send hubs to work, kiss, kiss.
Toast pops, before I take a bite....


Bounce up the stairs, please don't wake your brother.
To late, he's up and growls.
Get up, change your pull ups, head downstairs.
It's time to eat.
We're out of waffles.


I'm sorry, I know it's sad,
Your choice is cereal, toast, nothing.
Pour the milk, reheat the coffee (again)
Pick up the paper, read a line


Clean up spilled milk.
Send the kids on their way.
Clean up dishes, reheat coffee (again)
Sit down to have a bite


Break up a fight, take away a toy
Turn on TV to a little monkey
10 min quiet


Open checkbook to pay a bill.


Clean up cat puke.
Time to go, go get dressed.
No you cannot wear that.
Button pants, snap shirts, pull on socks, wrestle comb through tangles of hair.
Go get your shoes.


Run up to dress myself,
Nothing in my closet fits.
I don't like this, I don't like that, I guess I'll just wear that (again)


Get your hats, get your coat, it's time to go, were late again!
Reheat coffee (again) pour in travel mug.
Out the door and down the drive,
Buckle, buckle, snap and go!
Back out, avoid the stoop, hit the bush (again) and on our way


No we cannot listen to that again
No we cannot go to the drive through
Please stop touching your brother


Pull into class, out of car.
Coats off, please stop throwing yourself on the floor.
Please just sit.
Please listen (why do I pay for this?)
Time to go.


Back to the car, buckle, buckle, snap, go!
Home for lunch, reheat coffee (again).
No i don't have pizza, just eat your sandwich please.
Done, we have to go!


School drop off, lost in a sea of minivans.
Wash your hands, have a good day!
Again I'm on my way
Buckle, snap, go!


Up to bed, naptime begins
Reheat coffee (again)
Sit down to work.


Up the stairs,
Re-tucked in
Please just lay down quiet
2 hrs fly, so much done, now the coffees gone!


Back to school, buckle, snap, go!
Pick up papers, wipe the glitter from his face.
In the car (again) buckle, buckle, snap go!
Please stop fighting, I don't care who started it


Home again!
Go outside, please do something non destructive!
Empty dishwasher.
Start the dinner.
Count the minutes to bedtime.
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.


Dinner served
Dinner snubbed
Get these kiddos in the tub
Wrestle wet kids, covered in soap to try to rinse their hair


Okay! up to bed!
Stories, songs
now rest your head.
Good night, I love you!
One more kiss upon the head.

Down the stairs,
in the tub,
wine in my hand.



This post was an attempt to make a routine "interesting through words", prompt number 3 over at MamaKat's you can join in here:
Mama's Losin' It

I'm sure the other attempts are better.

Also much apologies for to Paul McCartney and John Lennon for butchering their song (inspired by "A day in the Life")

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Jenners said...

This was genius! I loved it!!!!!!! And how I can relate to "Mooooommmmmmmmy!"

Visiting from Mama Kats

Nicole said...

Very cool poem! and very honest! wow I am tired just reading that!

Jennifer said...

I think that was awesome. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job.

Erin said...

Don't sell yourself short, that was incredible. You really are very talented. I also did get tired reading it. Good job!

Shell said...

Love how you end the day with wine in your hand! One of my favorite bloggers(is there any mommy out there?) once did a thing where she had one of those clickers on her all day and she clicked it every time one of her kids said mommy. It was hilarious.

Megan Cobb said...

Oh it all sounded so familiar! It's much less poetic when you're living it - but they say ONE DAY we'll look back on all of this and long for its simplicity.

It doesn't look that simple on paper, does it?

paige said...

So good! I loved the ending. Funny!

Gretchen said...

Wonderful. And, spot on. I think you did a great job.