My Day… By the Numbers

10: The number of times my son asked me if he could have “something super sugary like chocolate cupcakes” for breakfast.

9: The number of times I said no. (Hey, he wore me down, and in my defense, the cupcakes were getting stale so someone had to eat them.)

8: The number of times I’ve looked wistfully at the coffee pot and wondered if one more cup would make me jittery.

7: The number of kid’s birthday party Evites I have yet to respond to. I love birthday parties. Really. But every weekend?

6: The number of blogs I’ve read this morning. I really wanted to read more, but apparently the plot line on Pinky Dinky Doo wasn’t very engaging this morning, so the troops got restless after about ten minutes.

5: The number of times I (er, I mean my son) had to start over on my (er, his) preschool homework assignment last night. I (er, he) was supposed to make a big collage with pictures of all of the things he likes to do. But, after four mishaps involving glue and super-fragile magazine paper, I gave up. Note to self: Next time, just do it myself after he goes to bed.

4: The number of cups of coffee I’ve drank. And, yes, one of them was decaf, thankyouverymuch.

3. The number of laptops I have sitting open in front of me right now. Don’t ask.

2: The number of times I’ve texted my husband today to see if he’s coming home on time. He hasn’t answered. I guess that means the answer is no.

1: The number of times I’ve showered today. Yes, that’s right, it’s 9:18 and I’m showered, dressed and have my hair fixed. Why, you might ask? Well, my new job uses Skype video conferencing. Like all the time. So, I have to get dressed. Like every day. Gone are the days that I lounged around in my pajamas all day before frantically showering at 4:59 before my husband came home.


  1. Three laptops? Yes, I had to ask. Hope you'll answer that one!
    Your day sounds way more fun than mine already. Been editing, finally got a shower and it is after 11 here and did a load of wash, vacuumed the family room and wiped down the blinds. Now I'm hungry. hope your hubby gets home early. Mine didn't get home till 8 last night!!

  2. Pinky dinky doo, huh?
    You sweetheart. May God give you the time you need!!


  3. Yeah now that summer is gone -and both kids go to school -PJ time is over. Oh and 3 laptops -Eh? Sounds kinda like my house (my husband builds computers) and we each have our own -yes even my 4 yr. old son 😉

  4. One of my all-time favorite photos is of me during my PC days, in my big comfy chair drinking coffee, with my two laptops (one Apple, one Dell), open in my lap. But three??? You've got me beat on that one, girl.

    And…what's the new job? Did you tell us here and I missed it?

  5. This was a joy to read. I can so relate to all of these, especially #2 and #10!

  6. Fun to read your blog! sure sounds a lot like my day(s). It's always nice to know that other moms go thru the same things :) Have a great day!

  7. Hilarious post, if it wasn't so serious :)

  8. I choked over the pre-school homework. It get's worse. By fourth grade, you can't even do it.

  9. LOL! Oh how I can relate! :)

  10. Love it– all so familiar. We're cramming in some Kindergarten homework this morning before running out the door.
    We don't have cupcakes right now, but if someone asks me for chocolate milk again I might lose it.

  11. Oh, your #9 sounds very familiar!

  12. Hi Erin,

    This is my first visit to your blog (over from Jody Hedlund's)–it's so nice to meet you!

    I love your top 10 list AND your writing. Just became a follower.

    Blessings to you!

  13. This sounds very familiar to me, too! :-)

  14. Made me laugh this morning! Fun way to start the day… reading your blog!

  15. You sound a lot like my daughter. She has 3 kids and teaches at a Christian pre school. Hang in there… someday they'll grow up. Of course, then the grandkids come! Yikes! :-)

  16. LOL! Great list. :)

  17. I am so glad there is someone else out there who showers in time for the boy to come home. Today I managed it, and a workout, before noon. Now if I could just work on my edits…

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