Friday, November 9, 2007

One of those days...UPDATED

Well, today has just been one of those days. And "yes" these are pictures of the kids vegetating in front of the TV. I'll give you a recap of our morning so far and you'll understand why I've just decided today can be a TV day! I'm sure all of you mommies can relate.
1. It's raining outside.
2. Christian has a fever (not sure why).
3. While trying to have "book time" on the couch with the three kids, Christian decided to pour my entire diet coke (that I had just opened) onto the living room carpet. Poor Nathan was so upset about this that even he started to tell me "sorry oody." Oody is how he says Judy...very cute.
4. Abby got tired of the boys so she locked herself in her room. She usually does this about once a day and usually I'm fine with it. She's the kind of kid who need alone time and usually she goes in her room and plays with her Polly Pockets. Well, not today. Today she took a nap....ahhh...that totally messes up nap time.
5. It's almost one o'clock and I'm still wearing my pjs. At least the kids are dressed.
6. A binkie ended up in the toilet.
7. When I mentioned to Abby that Christian wouldn't eat anything she suggested that I give him marshmallows as a snack. Of course he overheard this and decided that sounded good to him all he's eaten all day is marshmallows. Very healthy!
8. Abby usually waits until the very last second to go potty. Therefore she never seems to have time to shut the door, so the boys usually end up joining her. Do you know what kind of problems this causes??? Toilet paper everywhere. I fight over who gets to flush. And then everyone wants to wash their hands and of course their hands aren't the only things that get wet.

So anyway, I hope our afternoon is totally uneventful. I did get one thing accomplished this morning. We have this very, very annoying Wiggles Guitar. It plays eight different songs, just incase the first three don't drive you crazy. I usually try to hide it under the couch or in a closet. Well, today I posted it to sell on Ebay! I decided it would be better appreciated in someone elses home who has a very patient mommy. I'll be happy if I even get a dollar for it!

It's about 5:30 and I thought I would give a little update. We had a good afternoon. Everyone took a small nap (including me-a rare treat). Amy ended up coming home early from work because I got a doctor's appointment for Christian and I didn't want to haul all four kids with me. Christian was great at the doctor, but is now on an antibiotic. He has a "booboo roat." Translation= A sore throat. It could be strep, but we didn't do the test. That would have been extremely traumatic, so he got the meds. because of the combination of symptoms; sore throat, runny nose, fever. Christian is the WORST at taking medicine and the doctor always wants to give him amoxicillin which you give three times a day for 10 days. It's always so terrible, so I finally got a doc. who would listen and the med. he's on is only 1 time a day for 5 days. YIPEE..the small joys of life.


Warren, Sarah, Riley, Reagan-David and Scott-Wesley said...

Oh My Gosh! I am so laughing Judy! I have been there so many times. It feels like your head is spinning !
Just so you know you are doing an awesome job with the circumstances you have around you in your life! You are an awesoem mother, wife and Auntie! I read your blod adn am so amazed at all you are doign while pregnant! Love to you my friend! This too shall pass.

Katy said...

You are a RIOT!! I hope it makes you feel better that we have ALL been there!!! At least you know that it's Friday and the weekend is coming! You are doing a great job with ALL of these kids - a TV day is probably needed for ALL of you!!! Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Judy...or Oody
I'll always remember your adventurous morning whenever I have a "bad" day. You're doing an amazing job with 3 1/2 kids! The memories that Christian, Emma, Abby and Nathan will have are going to be fond ones. Keep up the great job :)

Heather said...

Everyone came out of today in one piece, and that is what matters. Your sanity is the most important thing, so do what you have to girl!! Everyone needs a "TV Day" once in awhile, and it sounds like you all needed one today. Know you are in my prayers DAILY. Love ya!

the mccollums... said...

oh, man! That sounds like my days with 3 year olds (8 of them--5 BOYS and 3 girls). I am amazed at the times where it is slightly organized are right, these days are the days that TVs were made for. :) I'm glad you got a nap out of it. I hope you have a more rested weekend. Love ya.

the*4*of*us said...

girl, we have so many of those days around there that if feels normal! I'm hoping you made it through in one piece!
See you Sunday!

Katie said...

I just remembered that you have this blog page. So fun to read!!! I love seeing what is going on in your life and keeping up with you since I always seem to miss you when I call.
I'm proud of you for all you are doing with the many children you have in your care each day. Keep it up and remember God is always with you!

Anonymous said...

When I lived in MA and you used to call my house, I remember you marveling at the sounds of "chaos" surrounding me, seemingly all the time. Well, now the shoe is on the other foot and I'm so amazed and so grateful for how well you handle these crazy days! You bless me!

Christine Salliby said...

God bless you Aunty Judy!!

Anonymous said...

Is it wrong that I was laughing at your descriptions? But it was with you honest! And because I totally understand and can relate. God bless you for blessing Amy & her children this way. You & Ryan are my heroes! Anna