A friend gave me a call

Asked what I had been up to

Without giving it a thought, I replied:

Nothing, nothing at all

 

Turning off lights

Walking down the hall

Feeling oh so tired

From doing nothing, nothing at all

 

Around 9 in the morning

A friend gave me a call

Asked what I was doing

To which I was going to reply

 

With my typical answer

Nothing, nothing at all

 

But I gave it a thought

I gave it a ponder

So tired from doing nothing

It’s got to make you wonder

 

It was 9 am

What had I done?

 

Fed a husband,

made coffee to go

Got three kids dressed,

 

packed lunches,

made breakfast

Signed reading logs and home spelling tests

 

3 kids out the door to school on time

Got a load into the laundry

Took the dog for a walk

 

And all before 9 o’clock

 

Between 9 AM and 3 o’clock

I finished a grad school paper

Took a quiz, made some beds

Thought about laundry, went shopping instead

 

Grocery shopping that is

Found the Kraft string cheese

The veggies with no peas

And the other requested food needs

 

Got back home, put groceries away

And gave the dog some love

Jumped and screamed as I killed a bug

Then thought about the laundry once more

 

Swept and vacuumed floors

Put breakfast dishes away

All before realizing

I have only eaten one snack today

 

Alarm went off

Kids would be home soon

Finally got the laundry into the dryer

Wooo Hooo!

 

It’s 3:30, kids are home

Snacks then homework

We are on our way

Taekwondo and piano to play

 

Husband’s home

It’s already six

Dinner in the oven

Time to solve sibling conflicts

 

Everyone’s fed

Showered and off to bed

Remembered the laundry

Once again

 

Laundry will sleep in the dryer tonight

But at least the kitchen is cleaned

Sports bra on, athletic shorts too

A Run on my treadmill with Netflix streamed

 

Turning off lights

Walking down the hall

Feeling oh so tired

From doing nothing, nothing at all

 

Here’s the truth

For us stay at home moms

It’s impossible to do

Nothing, nothing at all.