Around 7:30 as I lay in my soft cozy bed I hear the first rumblings from the children and I begin to get up but the nanny beats me to them and has them bathed, dressed and breakfast cooking while she goes through their arithmetic to be sure they are ready for their test that day so I pull the covers up over my head and drift off to sleep again. A bit later the kids come in and I bid them farewell and kiss them goodbye and they head to school. I roll out in time to get ready and meet my girlfriends for brunch and a day of shopping and the spa followed by..... MAMA--I STINKY, MAMA! MAMA! STINKY BUM!
6:30 Wha? What? Oh-that. I ACTUALLY wake up.
The rest happens in a blur.
Change 2YO diaper and get her dressed.
Wake up 10YO and 8YO
Start Breakfast-toast and eggs
|The smaller plates are mom and dads and 4 and 2YO's, 10 and 8YO started eating us under the table a few years ago? What will my grocery bill look like when they are teenagers?|
Give orders- 10YO piano, 8YO Reading and study for spelling test
30 minutes later switch--8YO Piano, 10 YO read and study spelling
Wake up 4 YO
Everyone eats breakfast-toast, eggs, and fruit smoothie
Mom (me) eats in <1 minute and has kitchen cleaned before many others have taken first bite
Go check email, FB, and Read a couple of blogs
Make the rounds checking bedrooms and telling kids to hurry up and make beds and have their rooms clean before they go to school
Make my bed
Go to the bathroom
Pack 4YO lunch
|What 4YO would not love to eat a dinosaur turkey sandwich?|
Write checks for 8YO and 10YO lunches
Pack gym bag
Everyone else finishes breakfast
Ask 10, 8, and 4 YO if they have brushed their teeth.
ME: Go do it and get your shoes on.
Mom cleans up everyone else's breakfast plates and starts the dishwasher.
Kids goofing off and running around.
Me: Have you brushed your teeth yet?
ME: Go do it and get your freakin shoes on!
Me: To 10 and 8 YO--Why do you not have your shoes on yet? How many times do I have to ask you?! Seriously!
They go get their shoes on.
Me: Did you brush your teeth too?
Me: GO BRUSH YOUR TEETH!
Them: They go brush.
Backpacks on, quick prayer, hugs and 10 YO and 8YO are out the door for the bus.
8:40 Time to get little's (4yo and 2yo) into the car.
Notice the garage door was open all night. Lovely.
What I was thinking "Hopefully they stole a bunch of stuff so I don't have to organize it. Again"
Pulling out of the driveway and I spot THIS on the Lawn!
|Don't think it's hot in AZ? Ask this guy. Sad :(|
Car comes to sudden stop.
Me, running in the house yelling up to hubs in his office: "TRAVIS COME HERE QUICK!"
Travis: Comes running down thinking something is wrong.
Me: Look at that!
Him:You mean the Frog?
Him turning to head back to office: Ya I saw that a few days ago.
Me: Why didn't you take care of it then you dork!?
Him laughing: I will, I will.
Me: I gotta go, put it in the garbage. It's gross, and sad, but mostly gross.
Him: laughing and trying to kiss me, -k- bye
Drive 4YO to preschool and drop off
Drive to gym, check 2YO into "Kids Club"
Run 6.2 miles at goal 10K race pace--cha ching!
Thinking: I need to pick a race.
Shower at gym-get out and I forgot to pack a towel-NICE!
Try to "Air Dry" as best I can.
Get dressed. No non-running shoes packed in gym bag. Crap!
Looked like a moron wearing this with running shoes. (EMZ don't tell Peanut)
|If my shirt didn't have a BIG ruffle on it I might have got away with the shoes but not the case. I chopped my head off the picture for obvious reasons.|
Picked up 2YO and headed to car and I really needed/wanted a QT Diet Coke w/Vanilla but then I realized in all the frog commotion this morning I grabbed my gym bag but not my purse. Crap!
Found 90 cents in money thing in car! SWEET! 3 cents to spare!
Went to QT- got my beverage.
Gave clerk the 90 cents and his reply "You're all set"
Me: Deer in headlights/crickets.
Him again slower: "You're all set"
Me: Thanks, nervous laugh and fake smile, (walking away thinking that guy just STOLE my 3 cents!--whatever!)
2YO threw a tantrum on floor because she did not get her usual slurpee (no money) and I was sad for her. I told her I would share and gave her my drink.
|Sadie loves to wear her "new" hat everywhere--love her!|
I know, I know, I shouldn't give my 2YO a Caffeinated beverage but it wasn't like it was a BEER or anything. I mean WHO would do that? I can't think of ANYONE that would do THAT--Can you Q?
Looked at lawn.
Guess what was still there.
Me walking in the house: "TRAVVVVISSSSS! YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THAT FROG!!!
Him still in office (upstairs): I will I will.
Him laughing: I WILLLLL!! Don't be a FREAK!
Me thinking: "Did he just call me a Freak?"
I waited 5 minutes then did this. Snuck out side door, went around to front door and rang the door bell then snuck back in side door and went and opened the front door.
Me in sweet wife voice: "Travis the door is for you"
Him, all suddenly nice: "Okay thanks, I'll be right down"
Me, evil laughing inside.
Him, going to door and looking outside.
ME-shoving his sorry A** out the door and locking it!
Me laughing HA HA HA HA HA HA while saying "Whose the FREAK now SUCKAH!!" Along with doing a victory jig!
Me: Your not coming back in here until you throw that frog in the garbage FREAK!
Him: shaking his head
(It's times like this that the words you said all those years ago...you know the ones....."til death do us part" start sounding more like a goal rather than a commitment.)
Anyway, that's all I've gotten to so far today but I'm guessing it's probably TMI already. I'm heading off to make lunch and get back to our "normal" life. TGIF People.
P.S. I did eventually let Travis back in, eventually :)