5 weeks ago
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Since I am just starting, I will just jump into a day in the life of my family. I have been alternating shifts at work this month so on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's I have been working 8-4:30 and then work the other days 9-5:30. It is confusing but I like working early (soon it will be my normal shift) because I can drop off my kids at daycare and pick them up at the end of the day. Yesterday, I wanted to go early so I could get some gas, a snack and contribute to my bad habit (smoking-yuck, I know) so there was no way that was going to happen. Picture me dropping my kids off, telling my daycare lady I have to go and then running in the gas station parking lot in my stupid heels. Anyway, got to work with minutes to spare and spent my day on the phone. I was happy to get out of there. I picked the kids up and Emma was super excited because she got her book order. We got to the house and Travis was there ready to go to the gym. Here is where the fun started. The older girls went outside and raked to fill up the garbage bag spider for Halloween. That didn't last long. I was inside with Ava vacuuming up goldfish crackers and putting food in front of her until she stopped yelling at me. That kid can EAT!! Not even 2 yet. My dad came over to help fix my car. Travis showed up about the same time dad did. The other kids haven't eaten yet and it is after 7 by this time. I sent Kaitlyn's friends home and asked Travis to turn the grill on. Emma and Kaitlyn sat down and at very well. By the time they finished it was time for bed. Here comes the fun part. I finally settle down with Travis to watch the news in the basement. My mom sense kicks in and I can hear the baby crying. I get upstairs only to find her wearing her pajama top...no diaper...no pants....laying on a very wet bed. She has 3 sheets. She had done the same thing to the other two sheets the night before. One because of a leaky diaper and one because she stripped herself. One in the washing machine, the other just put in the dryer. Somebody grab me a beer!! Luckily, some cuddling with mom and a make shift sheet for her bed and she was all set. Even let me put new pajamas on that she did keep on. All of this fun and it isn't even 10 pm yet. I can't wait for the next day.