Saturday, 19 April 2014

April 17th 2014 Day 3

To the untrained eye you may read my last post and think, huh she's hanging in there. Nothing out of the ordinary with this girl. X wrong. For starters I posted it as January instead of April (apparently I missed a few months).
Ever have one of those days when you just want to sit and have a coffee before starting the day? Today is one of those days. Except, it started like this:
~woke up with baby before the rest of the kids got out of bed, thought 'i should get up and have a coffee now' but didn't
~rush rush, breakfast etc. tried to make a milk (if you know me, you know it has to be a latte, americano or mocha coffee)
~yell up to hubby, you can't leave for work until I go and get milk, rush rush rush
~hubby flies to basement to iron, i fly out door for milk
~high five hubby at door, rush in to make coffee and get bombed by 2 young lings for snacks......whip out some goldfish and then rush over to feed and rock fussy baby
~put fussy baby in bed and tip toe downstairs back to the coffee machine......they need more snacks and water, I get them because I can't have them screaming and waking fussy baby, further prolonging my coffee.
~Make coffee, scraping the bottom of the caffeinated bin. Leave mess all over counter so I can drink coffee
~sit down, open the computer while I am thinking of this, arm sticks to table from breakfast mess........big sigh!

the rest of the day was much of the same. Rush to drop off, rush to play, rush to pick up, rush to make dinner, don't have all the ingredients for dinner, rush back to grocery store, rush home, make dinner, rush threw 4 baths, kids to bed, rock baby for a billion hours, and then sleep:)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jan 16th 2014, Day 2

Wednesday mornings in our house start with a small dose of chaos and end with a large dose of hmmmmm chaos! We have everyone to feed and get ready, plus get our oldest to school and our 2nd to another school a 10min drive away. We have not been on time for school drop off once this winter! The secretary last week said she should just give me a necklace with 'admit one' passes for our daughter. I said I should just wear a sign that says, I'm busy and overwhelmed please leave me alone:) Maybe the theme to this challenge should be 'let it go' (as in the movie 'frozen') I have been saying for almost 4yrs that I need to start letting things go. Settled then, today I will let being on time/late go. This is an EXTREMELY hard thing for me. I thrived on being on time and staying on schedule. My husband will laugh if he reads this, because I have a giant melt down everyday we are leaving the house late. Just like a kid, I have a full on tantrum about it. I hate being late.
Anyways drop off happened eventually. I even cleaned 2 bathrooms this morning! Bonus.
Tyson was home today, so we had two adults to 4 kids. We had to attend our daughters preschool toy cleaning tonight at 7:30pm. This is only the 2nd time I have left the house past 6pm since our son was born 11weeks ago. It meant that he fussed the whole time I was out and he didn't get to sleep until 9pm tonight. We'll see how the night goes tonight.
Time to sign off, this momma is TIRED!
ps, tomorrow i will fill you in on my intense 'Frozen' dress hunt for the big 4th birthday.

My Super Mom 15 day challenge!

Jan 15th 2014

My parents left today on a 15day trip to meet my beautiful new niece. I am so excited for them, and wish I could be there too, BUT that adventure was not in the cards for this stay at home mom. I am a mom to 4 beautiful kids. Our newest man in the family is almost 3 months old. You can understand why I fell off the blog posting wagon for a bit. This last pregnancy was so joyous and magical (and by that I mean horrible and painful) I didn't have time for anything else. So my 15 day challenge is surviving on my own without the help from my awesome parents. My mom comes to my house 4 days a week to help me with the regular craziness in this house. I feel I couldn't live without her. She is so helpful and keeps me sane when I think I can't handle anymore. So I will commit to documenting these next 15days, love, trials and silliness.


Tyson leaves the house at 7:30am. I drag myself out of bed at 7:05am with our son. (Please note: I was up with him at 10pm,12:30, 2am, 4am, and 6am) I scramble to get breakfast out like a short order cook then the doorbell rings. My mom arrives at 8:30am. So happy should could come on the day she is leaving. She stays for just over an hour and accomplishes more than I will accomplish the entire day. (dishes, laundry, happy children) She leaves and I cry. Just emotionally a wreck these days, but I suck it up and decide on my challenge. Was home with all four kids until 4:30pm. I was fine and creative until about 3pm, then I started to get a little coo coo. The kids and I played in the basement, and made a time machine behind the couch. We also watched 'Frozen' a few times. Please for the love of god 'let it gooooooo'
Was able to get the wee babe to sleep by 7:30pm, huge success for him.
Ready for day 2