Mommy List: 10 Reasons Why I’m Cranky Today

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Photo by Kiana Keys

Why am I so cranky today?  Hmmm, let me list the reasons.

  1. I didn’t sleep well. For some odd and mysterious reason, my children morphed back into newborns and determined that being up during the night was much more ideal than sleeping. Can I take a nap?
  2. I cooked dinner and no one ate. You’d think because I dragged myself to the grocery story, slaved over a hot stove and spent all evening in the kitchen that my kids would appreciate my yummy new recipe. Well think again! My teenager turned up his nose, my 4 year-old only wanted cheeseburgers, and my toddler found it way more amusing to fling all of his dinner onto the floor.
  3. I cleaned up 92 spills. Well OK, that’s probably a gross exaggeration.  But it was at least 90.  Every time I turn my back, someone’s cup falls over, or someone’s baggie of grapes exploded onto the floor.  There is always something to clean. I should just walk around all day with one of those vacuums that magically inhales liquids.
  4. I stubbed my toe 3 times. On the same toy. I’m pretty sure I put it back in the toy box twice before, but as a cruel joke it has found its way back onto my path.  Again.
  5. I didn’t lose a pound. In fact, I gained! You’d think from all the running around I’ve done all day with this turned-up bunch that I would have lost at least 5 lbs. Wrong! My Fitbit says I’ve walked 15,348 steps and I STILL managed to gain a pound. This can’t be life!
  6. I’m tired of the kids bickering. Why is it that there are 800 toys in my home, yet the kids fight over a single one? No matter how many times I tell them to get along and share, I hear a constant chorus of whines and cries. For this cranky mom’s sanity, please get along!
  7. I tried to sneak my favorite treat, but then had to share. I hit the jackpot when I saw there were only 2 Oreo cookies left and there was no one around but me. As I quietly peeled back the cookie sleeve, 4 feet came running at full speed from around the living room corner  How did their supersonic ears hear that tiny cookie-sleeve ruffle? I was devastated as I watched my precious cookies popped into their little, chewing mouths while I stood salivating in awe!
  8. I missed my favorite show. Again. Silly of me to think I can catch up on Scandal because there is never really a quiet moment to sit down and concentrate. I have started from the beginning 7 times and never make it past scene 2. Welcome to my first world cranky problems.
  9. The laundry mysteriously multiplied. I’m wondering if its possible that perhaps someone broke into my home and dumped all of their dirty laundry in my basket as a cruel and unusual joke. Because surely my family couldn’t have produced this many dirty clothes in 3 days!  It’s just unending!  The sorting never stops.  For every load I put in, I’m pretty sure 3 come back out!  ugh
  10. I ran out of wine. No other explanation needed.

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I am a career-driven mother of 3 dedicated to the health, spiritual, and emotional well-being of moms.