Excuse – SoCS



Please excuse me for being a day late with my SoCS post. I had it written mentally yesterday, if that counts for anything.

I have an excuse, of course, but it might not be considered a good excuse.  You see, I was up for three hours in the middle of the night – for the third night in a row – with a crabby and defiant three year old.  Prior to these three nights, I had a one night break, and prior to that I was up every night but one for three weeks straight.  (For the record, I have now been up with him almost every single night in a month.  I’m just a teeny bit tired.)

Once he finally dozed off to give me a couple of hours of sleep, I woke up with barely enough time to pound out my prompt post, before I was off and running for the day.  I had an appointment, then work to do at home.  During nap time, I started on Christmas necklaces for my two older daughters, and when naps were over, we ran out as a family in search of a Christmas dress for Mini-Me.  We were successful, but by the time we got home, there was just enough time to feed, bathe, and put to bed the two youngest, followed by the three oldest.  By the time child #4 was in bed (the oldest, at 14, puts himself to bed, thankfully), I was ready to drop.  But first I had to finish the girls’ necklaces.

That wasn’t what I originally planned to write about when I wrote my SoCS Prompt post.  My plan was to write about how much I abhor excuses and people who constantly seem to be making them.  But given the circumstances, I guess I won’t now.


This was written for Linda G. Hill’s weekly SoCS challenge, guest hosted this week by… me :-).

To participate, see the rules, and read other entries from this week, please click here.

Happy Saturday Sunday!

8 comments for “Excuse – SoCS

  1. December 23, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Yeah, that’s rough. I don’t think those are excuses at all. You’re taking care of those kids and time gets away from you. I hope the holidays are going well for you and you get some time to relax. 🙂

    • December 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you! The holidays are going well so far, but I’m still looking forward to that relaxing part ;-). I hope yours are going well also! I hope to catch up with all my regulars again after the new year! And maybe even meet the ones (one haha) nearby!! 😀

  2. December 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Oh you poor dear. I can so relate to the endless nights of being awake against your will. My 14 year old only just decided this summer to start sleeping consistently through the night, so it’s been, yeah, about 14 years of sleeplessness. You’re allowed excuses. Trust me.

    • December 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Oh, MY! I guess I shouldn’t complain! I hope this doesn’t last another 11 years :-(.

  3. December 22, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Ha; your reasons are not excuses, just an account of what derailed you briefly which is more than understandable given how much you have going on! I commend you for getting to do an SoCS post at all! Besides, we can think of SoCS as Stream of Consciousness Sunday for you, and no one has to know…. 🙂

    • December 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      LOL. Well, thank you so much for your graciousness! I did feel rather sheepish doing it a day late on my own prompt!

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