Thursday, September 15, 2016

Is Being Busy My Cross?

Yesterday was the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  What better way to celebrate a Feast Day but to go to Mass, right?  So that's what we did.  In place of our morning walk, we walked instead to Mass.  I forgot that Wednesdays at this particular church are the school Mass so it was very busy and very...long.  Don't get me wrong, I love Mass.  It's just that I have a disaster baby, and a three year old (who is generally well behaved, but still.  He's three.)  Disaster baby likes to hear his own voice and spent most of Mass making sure everyone else heard it too.  I left my two big kids in the pew and took the other three to the back of church hoping that if I stood and swayed and walked with said disaster baby, he would quiet down.  No such luck.  So I retreated even farther, venturing close to the dreaded "cry room", but without ever actually going in.

I don't like cry rooms.

When Mass was over, I collected the older two and we headed up the stairs to exit the church.  Disaster baby spit up right on the top step.

Of course.

After cleaning up the mess (it wasn't terrible, it just...was) we left as quick as we could.

And that's why I still don't attend daily Mass.


We also made cross-shaped cookies, but I didn't take any pictures, because I was too busy...making.  Go us!

I'm dreading today and postponing it for as long as I can.  We originally had a park day we were going to go to, but I saw the schedule and crossed it off the list.  This afternoon, the girls and I have American Heritage Girls, and then we race from there to Sunflower's first soccer practice of the season.

We're going to be late.

Next week, though, it'll be even harder.  Fritter starts flag-football (what was I thinking signing up for two different sports?!  That will not happen again!) and guess when his team practices?  Yep.  Thursdays.  Also, Wednesdays, which was the only day during the week we didn't have something going on.  Sigh.

This introverted homebody is going to need a dark, quiet corner to curl up in by the end of the season.

So.  Got any advice?  How do you moms of many balance the schedule?  How do you allow your children to participate in extra-curricular things while balancing home life and keeping peace and order in your home?  Let me know in the comments!  Until then you might be able to find me in a padded room somewhere.

{Disaster Baby}

Bad cell phone picture, because he moves so much, it's hard to get anything else.
He's a Goop.


Jenn N said...

He's so cute! I took the kids to adoration today and 3 year old, lasted all of 2 minutes, big kids stay about 15, so I would say that is a win!

Cmerie said...

Good to hear from you Jenn! Yes, this is a crazy season isn't it?