Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Here is the lovely thing about this little blog. I am able to look back on it and remember times of my life. I have written before about the seasons of my life and as I move from season to season how my life changes.
In deference to this and to the fact that I want to remember days like today I am going to write down what I did today. Now this is not a contest. I get it. We are all busy. You are probably busier than me. I am also not complaining. I just want to remember days like this.
5:45 - up and at em - shower, take dogs out, send out 16 soccer emails for the soccer club that I help out with (you know - in my spare time).
6:45 - wake up hormonal 6th grader with a hurt knee - pack lunches, feed dogs, so on and so forth
7:30 - leave with grouchy middle schooler
7:38 - drop off now weepy and apologetic middle schooler (The funny thing about this is that I did and said NOTHING to initiate this. I literally said/did nothing during the grouchy portion of the morning - just powered through. Somehow this triggered apologetic tears and a long speech about how much she loves me.)
7:39 - quick moment of combined joy and anger management therapy while banging head against steering wheel while waiting to leave the parking lot.
7:43 - arrive at my school
7:43 - 3:00 - general Elementary School business. It was a fun day because my class earned a pajama day so I was rocking an oversized shirt of husbands, yoga pants and very fuzzy blue, glittery slippers borrowed from the middle schooler.
3:00 - after what can only be described as a harrowing experience with 17 third graders and 17 ipads I hustled my class next door to my friends class so that I could rush off to the doctors office for a physical.
3:15 - literally jog into doctors office just in the nick of time - spend majority of appointment talking to doctor (who is our family doctor) about middle schooler's knee. As for me I am amazingly hanging in there and I am somehow not falling apart.
3:45 - blood drawn - hooray she types sarcastically
4:00 - HOME - cleaning, backpack checking, dog walking time (The dogs incidentally are the whiniest people about this whole Mom working full time thing), dinner prep, send husband and middle schooler off to soccer.
6:00 - head up to kids elementary school for literacy night, go to book fair, see wonderful teachers that I love and appreciate, listen to a great story with my baby in my lap and my third grader holding my hand (pretty much the best moment of my day)
6:55 - quite literally run out of said elementary school
6:56 - stop for first grader who has landed on the concrete like a ton of bricks clutching his pencil and lego sticker book
6:56 still - send third grader running back into school to fetch another lollipop as original lollipop was crushed in the fall
6:59 - make it home - run kids into the house
7:00 - speeding to middle school
7:08 - literally (again) job into middle school
7:12 - sit in chair in front of first middle school conference text husband - "I made it"
7:15 - first of 4 conferences - the middle schooler might be an emotional basket case right now but the kid's a total brainiac and I really do appreciate that.
7:55 - scour book fair with awesome librarian looking for books for middle schooler
8:10 - HOME - bedtime routines, review spelling words, get a splinter out of poor first graders leg, general end of day duties including angry passive aggressive guinea pigs who were fed their treats late and "excited to see me" dogs.
9:11 - heat up black bean chicken dinner - hooray - food - totally forgot about that and man am I hungry!
9:27 - middle schooler shows up in my room to talk about the day - hooray
9:50 - pull out computer, finally turn on episode one of Parenthood that I have literally been trying for days to watch in approximately 7 minute intervals.
and that - my friends - is that.
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Monday, October 21, 2013
This is an actual honest to goodness true story and I so remember the way I felt in every moment of it. Fun to relive it and also fun to celebrate having survived it. ;)
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Monday, September 16, 2013
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Monday, September 2, 2013
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Sunday, August 4, 2013
So the thing that you know going
into having little kids but don't really realize until you are knee deep in it
is that they are a ton of work. Three kids means thirty toes and thirty fingers
and every time we go swimming I have to sunscreen three and and towels for
three and stomach viruses for three and so on and so forth.
Division of labor is a big thing for parents who have more than one kid and trust me - there is plenty of labor with three.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We made pumpkin bread AND darn good chocolate cupcakes and I didn't eat one bite. (For this I felt I should receive some sort of award which no one felt the need to offer me.)
We played Farmville 2. Go ahead and judge - we like it and so does our Mimi who lives far away so it is a fun way for us to connect. The kids get so excited about the little animals and they love it when Mimi sends them stuff.
We all learned how to operate a manual can opener.
We ate a lot of canned green beans.....
We all read a bunch of books. (I am not even just saying that - we actually read.)
We did the Teen Beach Movie Dance Along. Two things you should know about this - I secretly totally enjoyed it and I am glad my husband was not home. I believe it is possible that he would have teased me. He loves me and all but - let's be honest - I would have teased me.
We went swimming.
We ate homemade meatballs for dinner. I really love homemade meatballs. Almost made up for the lack of cake.
Oh yeah and we had canned green beans with that.
I wonder if I could cook green beans in eggs in the morning....
It is possible I should have thought through the can opener activity a little but but hey - it is my responsibility to teach these children how to be productive citizens. People should know how to work can openers.
Now I am typing on my computer watching America's Got Talent with husband while the girls play and the aforementioned knucklehead is putting around the living room - literally - golf ball, putter, cups, etc.
Sigh - I love summer time. I really do.
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