Here are some non-glamorous moments I encountered today:
1. Cleaning up fresh vomit stains from the carpet between the bed and the wall. Both the smell and the stain are hard to remove.
2. Sorting through outgrown baby clothes and finding homes for the new hand-me-downs that kind friends have given me. Trying to think of people who might like the huge pile of outgrown ones.
3. Dealing with arguments that begin with "He hit me." Usually the child who has been hit has done something to provoke it but getting to the bottom of what happened is always impossible because both the hitter and the one being attacked deny everything. Ignoring it just leads to escalation.
Today after church I watched all the young beautiful people heading off to the funky Teppanyaki bar that's opened up around the corner from church. We used to be able to do things like that after church before we had children or even when we only had one child. Now we don't get invited along to these kinds of outings anymore. Probably because now we look old, frumpy and harrassed all the time.