What a whirlwind weekend. And we are just hitting the home stretch. If I were to create a resume reflecting this weekend alone it would be:
1-Nutrition specialist (I've been to Bi-Lo Grocery store twice already and forgot I am making dinner for guests on Monday night so I'll be going back there tomorrow after church)
2- Musical sound check. As the praise band played at the church spring fling today I shouted "that's too loud!"
3- This is the weirdest one, Tattoo Artist. I ran the airbrush tattoo "parlor" at the festivities today. I brushed dragons, roses, snakes, dolphins, crosses, even those little hearts with "mom" inside of them on the kids (and a few adults)
4- Personal shopper. I helped Britt pick out the perfect bathing suit for her trip home next week. If you've ever shopped for a bathing suit you can imagine how much work that can be.
5- Chef. I made a delicious ice cream sandwich dessert for dinner with the Mathis' tonight. It's really easy.
24 ice cream sandwiches
16 oz. fudge ice cream topping
8 oz. Peanut Butter
2 big tubs cool whip
3/4 c. chopped peanuts
In a bowl melt hot fudge and peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds so you can mix it all up. Let it cool down while you:
Layer half ice cream sandwiches in baking dish.
Spread half of the cooled fudge mixture over ice cream sandwiches
Spread 1 tub of cool whip over that
Sprinkle on half the peanuts
Repeat the layers with the other 12 ice cream sandwiches, fudge, cool whip and peanuts. Put in freezer for a few hours to harden up.
6-Creative writer. I need to think of things to say to you while we wait for the final copy of our home study to come so that we can get things moving!
7- Mom in practice. By wearing all these hats, I think it's good practice for being a supermom! We've all seen those "Mom Salary" spreadsheets. If moms really got paid for all the work they did-It would look something like this according to CNN Money.....
ALL IN A WEEK'S WORK
Here are 10 top duties mothers perform, the time they spend on them every week, and the annual salary they could generate.
Housekeeper -22.1 hours
Day care center teacher -15.7
Laundry machine operator -6.7
Facilities manager -5.8
Van driver -4.2
Computer operator -9.1
Total weekly hours -91.6
ANNUAL PAYCHECK VALUE -$134,121
There you go. Moms everywhere- I give you a raise. I am so tired and I don't even have kids yet!