Fly on the Wall: Catch the Genius

Fly on the Wall: Catch the Genius

Have you ever considered what people might think if they saw what goes on behind-the-scenes at your house? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to catch a glimpse of someone else’s daily life?

Fly on the Wall is a monthly post by a group of bloggers challenged to let our readers see what it might be like to be a fly on the wall in our homes. Each post is not a single story, but a compilation of snippets, each one its own quote or event or conversation (or disaster) strung together to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our lives.

On the same day at the same time, all the participating bloggers post their Fly on the Wall submissions and link up to each other.

Fly on the Wall

Just ate more chocolate donuts than I needed to – and they weren’t even the good kind. Just carbs wrapped in chocolate. Not at all good for me, but they were what I just had to have. I’m blaming the baby. And stress.

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Taking advantage of the toddler’s idea of fun and getting some work done. He has a basket and random items from my office. He puts them in and he takes them out. 5 minutes of peace? I can get a lot done in 5 minutes of peace. He may also be filling his shorts. I’m not one to be too picky.

My kids are all sick. It’s like we can’t break out of the funk zone. Yesterday, I took the Animal in to be checked since green was coming out of his nose – yum. They prescribed breathing treatments with Albuterol. And now, he’s not only sick with the funk but hyped up. He struggled to fall asleep before 10 pm last night. Today, regardless of being ridiculously tired, he didn’t take his nap. It’s going to be a long day.

I think I’m going to pull my hair out. Today is insane. The Animal literally cried for 30 minutes straight today at the doctor’s office because he needed to do something and wouldn’t do it in public. We couldn’t leave yet because Flash needed to finish his appointment. When we finally got home, I served them the lunch of champions: a protein bar covered in chocolate. They went down for naps pretty quickly after that. Somehow, though, I was the most productive I’ve been in a while once they were asleep. Knocked a billion things off my list.

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After yesterday’s crazy, I’m not certain why today has gone so smoothly. One explanation could be the impending full moon. People think I’m silly when I say I think it makes a big difference. Having worked at a bank, a school, and now staying at home with my children, I know there’s some magnetic pull happening with my childrens’ attitudes. It never fails, and as soon as I start to think I’m the one going insane, I get my “full moon” warning email. Guess what I got today?

Dear sweet molasses – how hard is it for college students to read and follow directions? If I read another research paper that doesn’t have headers and headings and page numbers and a correctly-formatted sources page, I may go insane. More insane than I am right now. Because really, how hard is it to INSERT PAGE NUMBER?

And as soon as I’m annoyed with them, I get this feedback: “I have already learned so much from you this semester.  Prior to your class,  I would break out in a sweat and procrastinate at the thought of writing any type of paper, but the way you so slyly taught us, step by step, I feel confident in writing one now, not a perfect one, but at least one that I feel confident is acceptable.  So, I thank you for that.

Today I win at parenting. My kids are watching the iPad and eating a very random lunch (there may be chips involved) while I steal away to do some computering. They are fine. I can hear them. I know if someone falls, but I also know I should be more present. These are those funny moments when I exist outside of my own body and judge myself.

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Out of the blue, I find this on my Facebook wall: Wanting to give you a major shout out for saving me massive studying time. I have a final for an English course tomorrow with a lot of vocab words. Thanks to you, I know all but two of them, and don’t have to study Thanks for making my life better even when you aren’t directly teaching me!

Just made a vlog. Went no where near like I thought it was going to go. I had every intention of it being hilarious and having really bad makeup. It turned out that my makeup looked half-way ok (confused because I don’t EVER think my makeup looks okay).


Be sure to join my friends on their blogs to read their Fly on the Wall posts and see what’s happening in their neck of the woods:

Baking In A Tornado
Just A Little Nutty
The Momisodes
Spatulas on Parade
The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Follow me home
Stacy Sews and Schools
Menopausal Mother
Battered Hope
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
Juicebox Confession
Risa Nye
The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

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14 thoughts on “Fly on the Wall: Catch the Genius”

  1. I hope the kiddos are feeling better soon!
    It is truly amazing what can be accomplished in five solid minutes of peace. Don’t judge yourself too harshly, to get anything done when our people are little, we have to do what we can to keep making it happen.
    I agree the full moon does strange things to people.

  2. Totally believe in the full-moon-brings-on-the-weirdness thing. I never thought so until I worked third shift in a gas station. Across the street from 2 bars. Every time a full moon was close we witnessed the weirdest (and sometimes scariest) things. Thank goodness the local police always checked up on us a few times a night.

  3. I need to start vlogging, but I say umm too often and get “stage fright:, LOLOL…

    Good for you for getting stuff done when they’re asleep, I usually just pass out too or did.

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