“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
If insanity is indeed doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results, then motherhood is the epitome of insanity!
There are the phrases that you could easily put on a recorder and just press play several times in order to save your voice for special occasions.
I cannot even count the number of times I tell one of the kids to “pick that up” or “put that away” or “stop yelling, we are inside!” I always expect them to listen, but then within five minutes I have to say it all again!
The actions you do throughout the day that make you feel like your living in a constant déjà vu loop.
Like picking up the same pair of shoes off the stairs every time I go upstairs. Finding the same Lego in the living room, on the floor, in the same spot every time I walk through. Always finding that one random cup hiding in the corner/bed/toys right after I finished washing all of the dishes!
The chores that NEVER end… Seriously is the twilight zone?! The sink is never empty. The laundry is always piled up no matter how many loads a day I do. The carpet needs vacuuming right after vacuuming. The trash…the toys…it never ends! Maybe my house is made out of Mary Poppin’s carpet bag…
It is almost as if life is set in repeat during motherhood and your responses never change yet you are constantly expecting today to be the day when the family just gets it.
Or maybe we are insane. After all it takes a certain amount of crazy to put the needs of these small selfish creatures ahead of everything else you once thought important.
Or maybe it is the twilight zone.