Monday, December 13, 2010

Student vs Mommy (a must read)

I am a single mom. 

I am a Photography student, at MATC. 

And I have been beyond stressed and rushed and frustrated in the past few weeks. 
Cramming for final exams, projects and presentations. Of course I save my presentation for the LAST night before it's due. STRESS? Yeah, but like I learned in Psychology. Some people need stress to be productive. Some people like to procrastinate, and really buckle down at the last minute and put all their blood, sweat and tears into it. 
Then...BOOM! It's done, it's over. 
Instant bright cloud over my head-TAKE THAT WORLD! 
I love the challenge!

So, it's my last night of homework....for the year! Every moment in the night revolves around Tenlee. We slide home from work and daycare-taking 35 minutes to travel approx. 3.5 miles. Tenlee says: "Mom, wet's go....c'mon cars!" I try to explain the snow and the ice and that everyone else is trying to get home too. She doesn't care. Are you kidding me? She wants a snack! We get home, we get the mail, we hardly have our boots off and it's "Mama, hurry....I hungry!" She runs to plug in the Christmas tree (yes, it was the very first thing she did-besides open the refrigerator of course). I have no idea where she picks up those habits?!? I unload the dishwasher, help put groceries away and start to make dinner. Tenlee preoccupied with throwing balls all throughout the house. We eat, we clean up, we cuddle and we giggle. Just like that-it's bedtime. And I have one unhappy little girl. We read a story. I say good-nite. We give kisses and hugs and kisses and hugs! Ok, one last kiss with a BIG I love you!

Alright, ok! I beeline it to my office, I mean bedroom slash storage unit slash big ole pit of laundry that needs to get done. I start to type. I must have been sitting there for a good half-hour uninterrupted. When just like that I hear: "Mama, I have ta as(s) you a question"? 

What, Tenlee!?

She just stands there......

Those rosy red - I really am tired cheeks!

I look over and this is where she was..... 
What a little stinker!

And this is where she should be.....

Tucked in bed!

Sweet Dreams!
Now...I am off to cuddle with the cutest little girl on Earth!
There isn't enough homework in the world that could keep me away!


  1. Awwww Taryn!! I LOVED reading this! :) Sweetest thing EVER!! :)

  2. Not only are you superb at the photos you write so well, you will do great I'm soooo glad you are in school!!!! You're the best mommie!!!