Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Why I Can Only Be A Mother of Two...

Recap of long weekend:

  • Had an extra 5 kids this weekend... I've earned a bottle of wine, thankyouverymuch.

  • 4 of the kids were from a friend of ours who was trying to ready them all for a trip. (The fifth was just some scallywag that we pulled off the street. What's one more, right?)

  • Talked with Pastormac's Ann last Friday. My favorite part? Her opening line: "I just wanted to call you and ask you how you were doing. It seems like you've had a very trying week from the sound of your posts." I love that she called to ask about my walk with God. That is friendship, I tell you. I love this blogging world!

  • Note to all parents of almost-tweeners: Do not show The Apple Dumpling Gang to your children if there are other almost-tweeners watching with them. The "I'm too cool to watch this old movie" attitudes will be so prevelant from all of them that you will want to go over and knock all their heads together and say, "Snap out of it!" Cher-style (Moonstruck) I know for a fact that they all would have enjoyed the movie if they were watching it on their own and not trying to look as if they were above such childish movies.

  • One child, who will remain nameless, really needs to learn what we call "appreciation" in our house. Complain, complain, complain... mainly because I refused to cater to every whim. It's time like those that I love saying no...

  • Three boys in one room makes for a LONG night. (We moved one of them out so that sleep might occur before 11 PM.)

  • I realized how long it has been since I've changed a diaper. Boy, do I not miss that!

  • I will never complain about getting only 2 kids ready for church again... We were only 5 minutes late. Whew!

  • Sunday we returned all kids to their rightful owners. Hallelujah!

  • I took my daughter to David's Bridal to try on flower girl's dress for a wedding in May. What joy to see this sweet 10 year old twirling in front of a row of mirrors, looking like a princess. We have a future formal wearing friend in our future!

  • De-wallpapered some of the master bathroom. It's going to be a long process with walls that go up at least 15 feet.

  • Ice, ice, ice... no real snow to speak of and it's stinkin' cold. Sigh.

  • Monday, I received an early morning wake-up call from the friend who was trying to travel with her 4 kids - 7:30 to be exact... All I can say is that I'm so happy that I'm a morning person. We were laughing and joking stinkin' early in the morning. Believe it or not, that's a great way to start the day. (Well, that and having Mr. Right bring coffee up to me.)

  • I did nothing on Monday but read, play games and watch My Fair Lady with the kids yesterday. It was heavenly.

I'm back at work and trying to get caught up on all the to-do lists at work and all the entry on Bloglines. I'm going to have a delightfully busy day! As to all the inquiries about our welfare: We're all safe and sound here - we have water, power and all the essentials, save that aforementioned bottle of wine.

But I'll remedy that on the way home...

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