Monday, June 8, 2009

I am Supermom!

Okay, not really. In fact, I usually feel VERY far from Supermom. But did you ever have one of those days when everything just went right?

My Saturday didn't start out like anything special... got the kids up and dressed and eating - believe me, some Saturdays that's about all we hve accomplished by the time Aaron gets home from work! But today was different... and I'm giving the credit to Sandra Lee from Food Network.

The kids were playing and Brekken napping while I checked my Facebook page and had Food Network in the background. Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee was on and she was making pulled pork sanwiches in the slow cooker. It looked good. It occurred to me, I have a slow cooker and a pork roast in the freezer. So I moved away from the computer and put together pulled pork for dinner. While I was right there, I felt motivated to do a load of dishes and followed up with a load of laundry.

By then the kids were bored and wanting a project, so I pulled out a picture frame and some beads and they made a picture frame for Grandpa's birthday present.

Lunch went smoother than usual, with everyone actually eating without arguing or refusing their food. Then we finished up another project I'd been working on. You know how my kids love to draw on chalkboards. But the one in the backyard can't be used if it's rainy or too hot (it's in the full sun). So we took plain boards and covered them with chalkboard paint, too. On Saturday I mounted them on the covered front porch, so they can be used when the weather is less ideal. I have to tell you, I love using my drill (and yes, it's mine, not Aaron's) - it makes me feel so handy!

Mounting the chalkboards payed off immediately. They were all occupied with drawing on the new boards - even Brekken. So then I had a chance to create the baby gifts I'm making for my sister and sister-in-law. (Lissa and Sarah - if you're reading, close the page now!)

I made diaper wreaths with little baby gifts attached all over the wreaths. It was actually pretty fun and easy to put them together, and I think they turned out well!

All of this and I managed to finish up with enough time left to get a shower (long enough to wash my hair and shave my legs in the SAME SHOWER!) and get the kids dinner before Aaron came home. Turns out that Haley LOVED the pulled pork. She had seconds and even ate the leftovers for lunch the next day. Aaron and I loved it too, it turned out really well.

And then for the topper to my day, Aaron watched the kids while I went over to Rosa's for a Girls' Night. We ate chocolate fondue and talked for hours and it was a blast! And when I got home, Preston was already asleep and Haley was at least in bed, if not already asleep.

It was a great day. I got everything done that I needed to. My kids didn't fight and whine during the day (probably because I kept them busy all day). I even cleaned house and made a home-cooked dinner. Ah, if only days like this came along more often!


Tera said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. On those days, your head hits the pillow and don't you just feel accomplished and like a good mom? I know I do. It is a shame those days don't happen more often. But, like we are taught, we have to experience the bitter in order to appreciate the sweet. If days were always like this, we wouldn't even notice!

Mistaken said...

Wow, you ARE supermom! What a great day!

Katie said...

I love the diaper wreaths-- they are so cute!

Druciana said...

Wow! I don't remember the last time I got that much stuff done in one day!

Melissa said...

Well, hats off to you for a super day! All sounds fabulous, and hello? those wreaths are fabulous! Great idea. Love that you have your own drill; I saw a pink hammer the other day and almost bought it, even though I already have my own tool kit.