It’s Friday…

It’s Friday.  I have some things to flip-off.  So why don’t we begin….

Oh, but I need to give a big holla to my girl, Gigi, at Kludgy Mom for being the brilliance behind this Friday fun!  So…HEY!

First, I am flipping off how tired I am.  I flipped this off last week too, but it is starting to become dangerous.  Yesterday morning, on my way into work?  I drifted onto the rumble strips.  Don’t tell my mom.  She would freak.  Oh wait…hi mom.  FLIP OFF EXHAUSTION!

Next, I want to flip off our crashed motherboard.  Thanks a lot for taking out our server.  Now I can’t back anything up and I am all sorts of nervous about losing things.  Even though I probably won’t.  But I will worry nonetheless…because that is what I do.

While we are on the subject of technologically electronic whatnots that are supposed to make my life lovely, I would like to flip off my eye-fi card that my stupid computer refuses to find and therefore I had to do flip-offs tonight instead of the funny post about how my son ate a rubber spatula.  I KNOW!  Total flip-off because now you all have to wait to get that story.  Oh, and the story about a plastic turd.  See?  You are all wishing you could read about eaten cookware and random fake poo, and you can’t all because of my eye-fi card.  FLIP OFF!

Um, there is also this nagging feeling inside me that I would like to flip-off.  I am loving my jobs.  Really.  But now that I am gone so much?  That feeling that had gone away all summer is creeping back in.  Guilt.  The mom fail feeling.  I KNOW I am not a fail.  My head KNOWS this.  But my heart…that place that now belongs to my wee little boy?  Is starting to ache.  It’s filling up with stabby, pointy, sharp things.  Guilt is sharp.  Did you know that?  So I need to flip-off that guilt.  And ask it to quit shanking my heart.  Hmmm…that sounds like an Elton John song…”don’t go shanking my heart….I won’t go shanking your heart…”

Wait.  What?  What was I doing?  Oh yeah…the flip-offs. (see?  I need SLEEP people!)

So lastly I would like to flip-off my feet.  Yes, my feet. I don’t know what else to do about them.  I exfoliate them.  I lotion them.  I scrub them.  And they are STILL so dry and cracked that I stopped wearing sandals WAY too soon because I didn’t want people to see my feet.  SERIOUSLY!  Why can’t I have baby soft toes!  Why do I look like I have hooves down there instead of lady feet?  Honestly?  FLIP OFF!!

Ok…that feels better.  Very big weight off.  Now?  I need sleep so I don’t die on my way into work in the morning.

Oh but wait!  Check out the lovely and talented Momma Kiss for her flip-offs and a list of linky linkys to clicky clicky to read more Friday Flip-offs.

Happy weekend to you all.  Get some sleep, will ya?

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Love the Friday flip off idea, trust me I'd have a list a mile high this week! 🙂

    I cannot even imagine your exhaustion! I am a stay at home mom and I'm exhausted but COULD NOT EVEN imagine going to a full-time job AND on top of that missing my little man. I'm sure you want to squeeze in every single second in the evenings with him, which makes for one exhausted mom (on top of housework, meal planning, taking care of baby, etc.).

    Also, that mom guilt is brutal, I experienced it for 8 weeks after going back to work after his birth. So, I know what you're saying!

    Hang in there. Sounds like you need a relaxing massage and pedicure. 🙂

  2. Heeheeheee! "Don't go shanking my heart" is genius.

    That exhaustion blows. It truly does. Have you tried meth? I heard it works wonders.

    Also, Aveda Foot Cream is amazing. A bit spendy, but totally worth it.

    Feel better!

  3. Sorry girl. Sleep deprivation SUCKS. Which in turn leads to other annoying crap. You are a good mom though. It'll prob just take some time to find your groove now that you are back working. Good luck.

  4. Have you tried putting heavy lotion on your feet at night and then wearing socks? Maybe try Aquafor. I know what you mean about your computer woes. Last year I spent hours trying to make something with music for my husband and the computer would not recognize it. Ugh! I hope you get some rest! Have a good weekend!

    Mama Hen

  5. WTH am I Doing? says

    I hate exhaustion. I'm so on that page with you. I've been doing a *little* better lately (knock on wood), but my son has also taken to getting himself up & dressed at like 6:30. Why sleep? It's daytime now! *sigh* I wish you sleep! And the restful kind. None of that kinda sleep crap.

  6. designHER Momma says

    dude, I'm flipping off my bonked up feed on my blog. Resubscribe would you be so kind?

  7. Love your flips! In a flippy-way, I mean. Get rid of that guilt, for sure…does nobody any good! Nobody does mothering exactly the same, and you are the best mom for your own kid!!

    I agree on the feet…my daugher bought me this cracked heel repair stuff and it's helping a lot! Still think they are horrid, but it's getting better.

  8. It is disgusting but I swear on my life it works…
    Do it for two or three nights with socks and you will not be disappointed. Update me please if you try it.
    As for flip off, I would like to add that I am with you..teacher, mama, the mother's guilt. It is all killing me right now…

  9. Missy @ Wonder, Friend says

    There's some Silence of the Lambs foot lotion joke in here, but my brain just can't get in gear.

    She lotions the pretty feet…

    I, too, may be a bit tired today. Great flip offs!

  10. Oh that mom guilt is a killer. I fight it often. For your feet…try vasoline or a heavy cream and then socks. When you sleep.
    Thanks for linking up. Hope you get some rest.

  11. LOL why do i never think of flipping off body parts?!?! next week… next week!!

  12. Ms. Sluiter, I haven't given you love in so long. Please pardon me. I too have been in exhaustion land. I see from your flip-offs you know this feeling as well as I do. Regardless, if H or my mom allows me to take a well deserved nap, I still cannot shake the feeling of exhaustion.

    Mom fail. I too am on this boat. I know I'm doing everything physically possible, but my heart too aches at times.

  13. Ugh, exhaustion SUCKS. SUCKS.

    I hate it.

    And I hate guilt, too. A lot.

    And crusty feet 🙁

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