My name is Jess Newman, and I am addicted to blogs.
It’s a sickness I’m sure. Soon they will be selling little orange blogger badges or something to raise money for research into blog addiction. There will be programs and courses with twelve steps where I admit that I cannot get through the day without my latest blog fix. They will address issues like obsessive stat checking, and face booking, and the compulsive desire to want to join any blog hop that comes my way.
But little do they (whoever they are) know, I already have the answer. The one thing that can stop any mummy blogger from tweeting, or jumping on her soap box to declare something of extreme importance, are the very people who are giving the inspiration in the first place.
They really do make blogging extremely hard.
I have started this blog at 7:56. Let’s see how long it takes me to finish.
Interruption 1. Finding Bailey and Bridie in the bathroom whilst Bridie, armed with torch, and cotton buds, is trying to clean Bailey’s ear.
Interruption 2. Rescuing Ava from the coke flavoured lip gloss she is eating.
Interruption 3. Telling Taylah (who is home from school), that if she is going to throw up, do it in a bowl.
I’m seriously concerned that Ava may grow up with her beet view of me being a profile shot of me on my iPhone. I’ve already convinced Bailey to be quiet when I’m typing because I’m doing ‘my work.’ As if what I am saying is of such great importance to the world as we know it. And it is! How would you get through your day without this information!
Interruption 4. Quick check to see if B1 and B2 are in fact cleaning their room. The answer, of course is no.
It’s not just the act of blogging I’m addicted to. Recently the exciting world of other people’s blogs has opened up to me, and now there is so much more to read.
Interruption 5. Directing Taylah to where her iPod is charging.
In fact, I would love to know how Sare gets so many posts out in a day, how Salamander always has wonderful encouraging words to say, and how Melissa has the clarity of mind to comment so beautifully on social happenings. Could you all just take a break for a day, so I can clean the house! Or maybe write something of my own.
Interruption 6. A running commentary on the weather by Taylah.
Interruption 7. Turning on the newly charged iPod, and connecting the headphones.
Interruption 8. Another bedroom check. Slight progress (and I mean slight) has been made.
Interruption 9. Yelling at the dog for barking.
Interruption 9. Today show segment on sleep school.
Intereruption 10. Chaos in the B room. Messier than it was before. *sigh*
Interruption 11. ‘Helping’ clean the B room.
Interruption 12. Cuddles and kisses with Ava before bed time.
Interruption 13. Organising a mat time activity for the kids so I can get back to this.
Interruption 14. Bridie telling Bailey off for going ‘through her game.’
Where was I? Who knows.
I have kept the older girls home today. Taylah has a headache and a sore throat, and yesterday Bridie was so tired she fell asleep on the way home from school (and it’s only a five minute drive), but to be honest it was selfishly motivated as well. I was just so tired this morning that the though of rushing around did not appeal at all. And it’s school photos tomorrow and I want them well enough to go so I can get the pictures. But also when they are not fighting, Bailey and Bridie are the best of friends, and keep each other occupied, which frees up my time to do housework…or blog.
I haven’t hung out yesterday’s washing yet. The ironing is still waiting. The bathroom looks like a tornado hit it, and today is also grocery shopping day. I need to email the school and let them know the girls aren’t coming in, and email my GEMS girls to let them know GEMS is on on Friday (and we’re talking about priorities ha ha), and you know what I have done? Read three blogs, commented on two, and started this one.
It’s a sickness it really is.
Interruption 15. Bailey yelling at Bridie for pushing his truck.
I’m finishing this blog at 8:38. Not too bad considering. And only fifteen interruptions which is pretty darn good for four kids.
Now to post this and do the housework, and not read any more blogs.
Please tell me I’m not the only one.