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A Day in the Life of a Mom

Updated on April 10, 2009
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Under Pressure

Mr Mom

Well truly these events started yesterday. It was Thursday and I was studying for an interview that I had scheduled for the next day. Yes this stay at home mom is looking for a job outside of the home. Wish me luck. It has been a difficult journey because usually the hours offered do not work for my schedule or I get the dreaded, “You are over qualified.” WTF? That has to be an excuse.

So as I was getting work done studying for my interview and tutoring, I got an email from my kids’ teacher. My baby girl was not feeling well did I want to pick her up? I wanted to respond with, “No you deal with it!” but that would make me a Bad Mommy. Fortunately for me my husband had a window of time where he could pick up our daughter from school and drop her off at home. So I emailed their teacher with, “My husband will be there in 20 minutes.” In no time my daughter was home looking like something the cat had drug in. I gave her some drugs for the fever and put her in my bed watching Sponge Bob while I went back downstairs to my office to finish up my tutoring hours. Once I was done with my shift I went to check on her and tried to figure out how I would get my other two kids and worse yet what would I do the next day because I had an interview and I was sure my daughter would be home sick. Hmmm. I would have to figure that out later first things first.

My husband came home to sit with my daughter and make dinner while I got my other two kids. Then it was time for baseball I stayed home with my girls and my husband went to practice with my son. Before they left my husband reassured me that he would be home if my daughter had to stay home. That came as a huge relief but I was still feeling like a chicken with its head cut off.

Before she went to bed I took her temperature and it was normal she was obviously feeling better. But I was still not sure how she would feel the next day. After the kids went to bed I stayed up getting some unfinished business taken care of. I went to bed about 11pm and slowly drifted off to sleep at about 2 am there was a small voice next to me, “Mommy I can’t sleep.” I got up still asleep and put one of my daughters back in bed. I would have to wake up in a couple of hours and I was tired. I fell back to sleep quickly and another voice woke me up “Mommy?” I look at the clock its 4 am. Why is this happening? This never happens. I put my child back to bed I am still not sure which kid it was and at this time I didn’t really care I was way too tired to care. I wanted to get back to sleep quickly. I lie down and go to sleep and as soon as I do I turn back over and its 6:30 already, time to get up. I get up my daughter is feeling better and wants to go to school. I make my kids breakfast and lie back down while they get ready. About an hour later its time to leave, but the kids have their panties in a bunch because today is “Crazy Hair Day” at school. WTF?!? So I quickly come up with 3 ideas and off we go.

After I drop my kids off, I get back home and start my day. I have a couple of hours of tutoring and I continue to study up on the company that I am interviewing for. I am so tired I decide to shower and get ready hoping that it will wake me up. I look at the clock and realize that I am running late. Oh great!! I pull out my interview outfit I only have two of them and the first one is dirty. Did I forget to take it to the cleaners? Oh well on to the next outfit, it looks just fine. I finally get it together even after trying to put my underwear on the wrong way (please don’t ask) and head out the door.

I find the place with ease and even arrive early. I meet the woman that is interviewing and my first thought is, “Why is she wearing fishnets? Are they back in fashion? I sure hope not.” This woman is actually dressed more for the strip club than a professional job. The interview goes incredibly well and I finish by asking my favorite interview question, “Do you feel I am qualified for this position?” I love it because it throws people off and this woman was no exception she was stuttering with her response. Her final response once she gathered her thoughts was, “I don’t know you seem over qualified.” That might have been the kiss of death but I am used to that by now. We will know next week. So I got through that tired but at my A game. Now to go home and eat something, I missed breakfast (I know bad bad) and now it was lunch time. I got home, walked through the door, went to the bathroom and the phone rang it was my kids school again. Oh no I was sure it was my daughter she must have been feeling bad again. Nope I was way wrong this time it was my son. My son fell on the playground while playing and busted his lip, bit right through it. No time for lunch or to change clothes. I go quickly and get him from school and take him straight to the hospital. The day is far from over. I am so hungry and still have my uncomfortable interview outfit on. To be honest I am just happy it is Friday and that I can sleep in tomorrow (or at least I hope so).


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    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      JM - Wow that would be difficult. My hubby is going to be working in another state this summer it should be very interesting during that time.

    • JMSmith profile image


      9 years ago

      I totally understand how you feel. I don't have three but i have 2 boys. 2 and 4 years old. and My husband is a fireman so he is gone for 24 hours everythird day. ugghhh.... Hang in there.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Anna Marie - Now that is a hilarious story, I can only imagine what everything looked like. lol. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anna Marie Bowman profile image

      Anna Marie Bowman 

      9 years ago from Florida

      I am thankful I only have one of my own to contend with, though between my boyfriend and me, we have three.

      I have a funny story that any mom will be amused by, and can certainly sympathize with. It involves my niece. She is 3 and the middle child. She recently sneaked off, while supposedly taking a nap, covered her entire little body, clothes, hair and all, including the walls, floor and cabinet in Desitin! The picture makes me laugh every time I see it!! My mother tells me that I did the same exact thing when I was her age!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      G-Ma - Thank you that makes me feel better a little more scared but better! lol.

      Thank you LondonGirl.

      Cindy - I am not sure I am patient enough to teach but would consider it because I really want to be a principal. That would be nice.

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      Cindy Vine 

      9 years ago from Cape Town

      I find that teaching has been the best job as I have holidays with my kids. Good luck with the job search!

    • LondonGirl profile image


      9 years ago from London

      Best of luck for the job hunt!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Trace...what a Love he is...and yes you are a wonderful mom and sorry you need to find work outside the house...I was a stay at home mom for 10 years, after I worked the first 5...loved it...and how I remember the days you wrote about...believe me it gets a bit more hectic as they get older...but not to think of that now...enjoy the moments NOW my dear...G-Ma :O) Hugs

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Feline - Thank you very much. Sometimes I feel completely underqualified for my job as mom. But what a wonderful thing to say!

      LM - Great song really hits it on the head. Thank you so much for the comments.

    • Laughing Mom profile image

      Laughing Mom 

      9 years ago

      Oh, that was such a great comment, FP!

      TripletMom, I was with you all the way through. The chicken with your head cut off is such a familiar feeling!

      This is one I listen to on my IPod when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I find myself listening to it pretty often. Helps to put things into perspective.

      Thanks for the glimpse into your day and, yes what a great mom you are!

      Good luck in the job hunt!

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      Feline Prophet 

      9 years ago

      TM, take heart - the one thing you'll never be overqualified for is being mom! All the best for the job! :)

    • wei654231 profile image


      9 years ago

      A Day in the Life of a Mom

      Very nice hub. I really enjoyed it.


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