Wednesday, July 30, 2008

That's How I Roll!

Some may or may not know that David is back on the evening shift at work. This leaves me with all the kids by myself from the time I get home from work until I finish my late night rendezvous with blogger. Tonight was my first night coming home from work and having them all and man-oh-man was I a multi-tasking machine. So the brief rundown of the night went like this:

  • 4:30 - left work

  • 5:00 - picked up Dylan from his daycare.

  • 5:10 - Swing by the house to get Dylan changed for taekwondo/practice his patterns before class.

  • 5:30 - Took Dylan to taekwondo.

  • 5:45 - Left Dylan and went to pick up the other 3 kids from their daycare.

  • 6:00-6:25 - Sat in the car outside of taekwondo waiting for Dylan to finish and come out, all the while listening to: Lydia scream because there was a bug outside her window flying around, Bryan asking the same question about 20 times "When are we gonna eat dinner" and Elysa crying/begging to get out of her car seat.

  • 6:25 - Dylan emerges from the Taekwondo class along with radiant beams of light as all the others begin to cheer because we can now get away from the bug/eat dinner/peel ourselves out of our seats.

  • 6:45 - start dinner and simultaneously clean the patio of shattered glass (Have I mentioned lately how BIG Mesa is getting...)

  • 7:00 - dinner is served. (Thank you SeaPak for frozen fish favorites!)

  • 7:15 - Laundry is shuffled around/started in washer, dryer, couch, etc.

  • 7:30 - Deeeeep breath as I realize they ALL need baths. It's time to sssslllloooowww down and take a mathmatical approach to this daunting task: 4 of them (kids) + 2 of those (bathtubs) / 1 of me (mommy) =


and this:

  • 8:00 - Everyone's in bed, kitchen's cleaned, laundry is shuffled around again as I start another load, bottles are washing, and I, my good friends, am blogging to my little heart's content. I did it! One day down, indefinite more days to go...


Mom said...

I'm glad through it all you're still blogging. This is much better than the morning paper (It's always on time & you don't have to go outside to pick it up). Love the bathtub pics. Remember, if you need an extra hand, I'm nearby. You're doing a great job.

The Stewarts said...

You should submit this to websters so when someone looks up mommy the definition is as follows:

Way to go mom!!!

Becky Lollar said...

That's great!! You go--I only have 2 and can't imagine 4! I missed you at bible study tonight--and our long talks. Brent couldn't believe it when I actually made it to choir!

GodseySix said...

Yeah, I missed the weekly chat, too. We'll have to make up for it sometime. I'm sure that when Brent saw you in choir, he knew right away that I must not have been there! :)

Roller of only 2 said...

You are rolling good too, that's very impressive! You won the SUPERMOM award.

tryin to help a sister out said...

I think I may know someone in the glass business that Table can pay tp get the glass replaced....

Anonymous said...

I loved the bathtub pictures, they were priceless. I don't see how you get it all done, how are you going to work in school and soccer?

Eva Nichole said...

WOW!!! I am tired just reading that!! LOL!
Crystal and Eva