Sunday, March 22, 2009

I should be in the shower...

But instead I am going to blog a little. As you may know if you follow Jake's blog: my family has gone out of town for the week. It is weird. Quiet but weird.

Friday morning Jake had an interview in Cleveland. I had left Friday open in order to catch up on my paperwork so instead of paying a babysitter I stayed home with the kids. What a crazy morning it was. I was helping Jake get all situated in his suit when Avery brought me a box of cereal. I opened it and gave her a handful but she quickly let me know she wanted it in a bowl. So, I went to the kitchen and got a bowl but that wasn't good enough she wanted milk too. I sat her down and gave her her cereal in a proper manner then went back to the bedroom area to see how things were going with the suit. A few minutes later, I guess Avery was lonely, because she came into the bedroom with her cereal in hand - spilling it on the way - and still eating while walking BTW. So, that was our first mess of the day. I was trying to pack the kids clothes for their trip. Jude wanted to help pick out what he was taking therefore the other kids wanted to help. Avery likes to UN-pack. After 10 minutes of mass chaos in Jude's room I decided I would pack the girl's things then put Avery down for a nap while I packed Jude's stuff. Jude went back to playing the DS (while sitting in the toy box). Elise was also sitting in the toy box, watching him. Avery was helping Mommy. Jude & Elise started fighting so I made them go to the living room. Elise yells "Molly puked on the floor". Jude starts gagging. I went to the hall closet to get clean up supplies and I looked at myself in the mirror....No make-up, my hair is not only NOT done but barely even combed and I haven't brushed my teeth. It was like 10 A.M. at this point. I forgot what it is like to stay at home. Oh, then Jake called me to say he forgot his wallet at home. That wouldn't be a big deal but the gas tank was almost on E when he left to drive to CLEVELAND! Great. Jude has to be at school early so I was feeding my kids lunch at like 11 A.M. I realized they haven't brushed their teeth so I have to UNpack stuff to get to the toothbrushes, brush their teeth and off to school. Jude's class was already inside - which gets him all crazy because he is anal about being on time. As he is leaving the car he realizes he forgot his back pack! What kind of a Mom sends her kid to school without a back pack? Well, I don't have too much time to dwell on it because I have to go meet my hubby at a gas station so he doesn't run out of gas. I ended up taking the car and going to work from there. I was already exhausted. Luckily, my first appointment canceled so I had a little breather.......... I am so looking forward to Jake having a job but not the hustle it is going to create in the mornings. Not fun at all. I guess once we adjust to it - then it will be okay.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is all worth it. Once you learn that there is no controlling the chaos except with more chaos life gets easier. Bruce, hubby, works 8-5 in Solon, I work 3rd shift in downtown Cleveland at the clinic, I go to school 5 nights (before work) and 2 days (weekends) a week and the boys (9 and 5) get to do all their stuff too...baseball, bowling and cub scouts. Just give up on the control and then you realize you have some.
Meredith

Jake said...

It was a crazy morning. When I got back to the house at about 12, I had to finish packing my stuff while trying to keep the kids from making more of a mess. By the time I packed my stuff and loaded the van it was time to pick Jude up from school and then off to WV. Whew... sorry I left the house a mess.

Heather Hurt Photography said...

Definitely a 'pick your battle' kinda morning. It won't always be like that. Just put on a hat,pop a piece of gum in thethe kids' mouths for about 5 minutes, give Avery a cereal bar instead, and as long as their shoes match you're good! Ohhhh to be a parent! Definitely the best job on the planet! Great story.

Jacki said...

I guess I'm a bad mom too-I've sent Elisabeth to school without her bookbag. It happens. She's in charge of making sure she has everything she needs before she leaves, so I didn't feel too bad. I did however, make sure it got to the office so she would have it.