So I've been thinking about this for some time now... need to make a sci fi movie about mommies who clone themselves in order to manage their households as well as hold jobs and find time to relax etc all at the same time!
I really longed for a clone while on our mini-vacation trip during Labor Day weekend. Husband and au pair were both with me on this trip so adult child ratio was one to one. Nevertheless, there were moments where I wished I could have been in 3 places at once! Here is an example:
We all just got back from dinner and now is the time to get the kids down for the night. We have been giving E a bottle of breastmilk before his sleep at night so we know exactly how much he drinks hoping this would help him sleep longer. So daddy had that job. Au pair was going to try to bathe both girls at the same time. I had to pump, wash the pump stuff, then store the milk. While pumping I can hear all the commotion going on outside my bedroom door. E was crying very hard and having a hard time drinking his bottle for whatever reason. The two girls were squealing and excited that they were going to sleep in the same room that night. I went over to help hold E who quieted down right away. Meanwhile, my milk is sitting out because I didn't get to put it away yet.. so I direct husband to go put it away for me. Then I hear the girls acting out... S is screaming something and starting to have an attitude. So when our au pair comes out of their room, I hand her E and go into the girls' room to assess the situation and calm them down.
It is fuzzy in my memory now, but I think I went back and forth between baby and my girls for a while before baby finally passed out on the sofa bed. I had to lay in the room with the girls until they fell asleep to keep them from talking and keeping each other up. I actually didn't mind that part because I probably fell asleep before either of them did.
So yes, having other caregivers around is definitely more helpful than being alone by myself... but sometimes I feel like cloning myself would be the easiest and most efficient way to get all that needs to be done done! Then I need that extra clone to just sleep for me.
Now that I think about it, this post is similar to another post I wrote about a year and a half ago!
Boy, I should be sleeping now... but one last thing... I found this on the web while googling "mommy clones". Heh. This is a better for Christmas time but since on the subject I'll post it now.
So for all the moms out there...
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the abode
Only one creature was stirring, and she was cleaning the commode.
The children were finally sleeping all snug in their beds,
while visions of Nintendo and Barbie flipped through their heads.
The dad was snoring in front of the TV,
With a half-constructed bicycle propped on his knee.
So only Mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,
Which made her sigh, "Now what is the matter?"
With the toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,
She descended the stairs and saw the old man.
He was covered with ashes and soot, which fell with a shrug,
"Oh, great," muttered Mom, "now I have to clean the rug."
"Ho Ho Ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're awake,
your gift was especially difficult to make."
"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone."
"Exactly!" he chuckled, "So, I've made you a clone."
"A clone?" she muttered, "What good is that?"
"Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit chat."
Then out walked the clone - The Mother's twin;
Same hair, same eyes, same double chin.
"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess.
You'll relax, take it easy, watch The Young and The Restless."
"Fantastic!" the Mom cheered. "My dream has come true!"
"I'll shop, I'll read, I'll sleep a night through!"
From the room above, the youngest did fret.
"Mommy? Come quickly, I'm scared and I'm wet."
The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
"Hey," the Mom smiled, "she sure knows her part."
The clone changed the small one and hummed her a tune,
as she bundled the child in a blanket cocoon.
"You're the best mommy ever. I really love you."
The clone smiled and sighed, "And I love you, too."
The Mom frowned and said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal.
That's my child's love she is trying to steal."
Smiling wisely, Santa said, "To me it is clear,
Only one loving Mother is needed here."
The Mom kissed her child and tucked her in bed.
"Thank you, Santa, for clearing my head.
I sometimes forget, it won't be very long,
when they'll be too old for my cradle and song."
The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."
With the clone by his side, Santa said, "Good night.
Merry Christmas, dear Mom, you will be all right."
~ Author Unknown ~
So maybe I don't want a clone after all... but just a little sleep would be nice. G'night!