Just like to say all times are approximate (none of our clocks say the same time and I will most likely forget to look at the time).
6:10AM Get up (I was once again squeezed out of bed), shuffle my way downstairs, take a shower and feed the dog
6:34AM Sit down on the couch with my coffee (ALONE) and my laptop to watch some TV, and to polish up and post my blog
7:26AM Peace and quiet shot straight to hell, yup one of them is up demanding breakfast. I can’t complain he got up pretty late.
7:41AM I guess I should wake up the rest of them. Do we really want to be late for school again?
7:55AM Got myself dressed. With the exception of Sunday, this is the sixth day in a row that I have worn real pants (yea me).
8:01AM DING DING DING In this corner, weighing in at 53lbs, Maizie. In the other corner, weighing an undisclosed amount, Mommy. Let the fight begin! In case you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s time to get Maizie dressed and ready for school.
8:17AM She’s dressed with shoes on and ready to go. We may be on time yet. But wait, Stella’s not dressed, this rarely happens. Has there been some sort of apocalypse? (The logical thing would be to go without Stella, yea right that’s like trying to drive without keys…not going to happen. She’ll run down the street in her pajamas if she needs to.)
8:24AM Stella pulled it together.
8:28AM We’re out the door, we’re EARLY!!!
8:37AM We get to school and Maizie tried to run into school because she thought she was late. Quite the opposite, she was so early that she was the only one from her class there.
8:56AM Stella and I are back home. Teddy and she are relaxing, watching cartoons and playing Xbox all while leaving me ALONE (I hope) as I start to write up today’s events.
10:52AM I go start lunch. I know, too early, but afternoon kindergarten is an absolute pain in the ass in every aspect. As that cooks I can try to tackle some laundry (ICK!!)
11:12AM Teddy and Stella are enjoying some delicious macaroni and cheese.
11:16AM Stella burped so loud that I thought she threw up on the table (she’s such a little lady).
11:33-11:38AM I try to find Teddy a pair of matching socks. He cannot keep a pair of socks for longer than a month. In my search I did find that Maizie stashed some garbage in one of the drawers. How do I know it’s Maizie? Because she is the only one who eats those cookies.
12:04PM SHIT!! I forgot Teddy’s snack. Most half day kindergarten kids only need a small snack, not Teddy. He brings half a sandwich, a bag of cookies and a juice box; it takes a lot to sustain him and he’s still starving when he gets home.
12:14PM His sweatshirt is LOST! Found it. Then I look at him, the cowlick king is here. Ted usually does his hair, but he’s out so I’m left to do it. I asked him if he wanted a Beiber, he refused; I did the best I could. Then Stella-no coat…WTF!!!
12:16PM Out the door. As we pass the second graders at recess a bunch of them run over to the fence and say “Hi” to Teddy and especially Stella (she doesn’t even go to school yet). Walking home Stella practices swinging her coat over her head saying “Yee Ha” as she tells me she no longer wants to be a superhero when she grows up; she wants to be a fairy and she needs to meet Tinkerbell. Then as we are two houses away from ours, she starts crying. “What is wrong with you?” “My finger is bleeding.” “What happened?” “I bit my finger.”
12:42PM Stella’s self-inflicted wound is bandaged.
12:59PM I am off to tackle some of the six, possibly seven baskets of laundry that need to be folded.
1:40PM Back spasms start, so decide to go cut up some vegetables and have some lunch. The little scavenger decided she needed a salad as well.
2:31PM Helped Stella redecorate “Lampy”
2:47PM We’re off to go pick up Maizie and Stella at school. Alabama always looks so sad when we leave.
We go over to the playground for our afternoon romp. I checked their backpacks. Teddy has homework, that’s fine. Maizie has a shitload of homework, %^&&^%%$!!!!
3:22PM Do you know what happened? It started to rain, not hard but I was getting wet. We had to walk home.
3:30PM Teddy gets his “homework water” and a pencil and he starts his homework (I didn’t say a word). Stella had a costume change. Maizie? No idea where she went, she’s here somewhere (probably hiding so she doesn’t have to start her homework).
3:39PM Maizie’s homework torture begins.
4:11PM This torture session has ended (for now, we will continue after dinner).
4:45PM Maybe I should start thinking about dinner.
6:06PM Dinner is finally ready. Stella was in full force, it was like dinner theater. The kids spent over an hour in the basement, I don’t know what they were doing down there but it sure riled her up. Teddy sat there with no shirt on, even though I requested he put his back on.
6:27PM Showers started. Maizie first.
6:36PM Kitchen Cleaned!!
7:03PM Maizie finally out of the shower. Back to finishing the stack of homework.
7:39PM Done with homework.
8:15PM All are in bed and Ted is reading to them, I hope my night is over.
9:32PM I fixed the sewing machine; then quickly sewed on the orange panels.
I am now going to sit my ass on the couch and watch TV.
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