After a relatively stressful day yesterday, I decided to take it easy today.
Why was yesterday stressful, you may ask.
Well, it had something to do with having company in the evening (my norwex party) and my charming children eating my dessert twice.
It also involves a broken glass, the fact that Aldi does not sell Angel Food cake mixes, and a sister who lives near Cub Foods.
But today was a new day.
6:32 am: Baby wakes up. (yahoo! Another 6 1/2 hour stretch!) Roman is in bed with Noah and I, but I can't really tell if it is him because I don't have my glasses on. Noah is moving around quietly, getting ready to head for the Dentist. I feed the babe and she goes back to sleep.
8:00: I wake up and remember that Berean has a doctor appointment at 9:00.
8:06: get out of bed and head for the shower.
Spend the next 1/2 hour getting ready, hauling boys out of bed, and packing people into the car- complete with bananas and special K bars.
9:00-Babe gets her shots, screams a little and I realize that the bottle I had grabbed was not tylenol but was actually ibuprofen. Sorry baby girl, no drugs for you.
Took off for the YMCA. Through a series of events end up not having my tennis shoes, so I used the stationary bike for an hour and read Good Housekeeping. I learned three things:
1. a study says that people who are in relationships where the household tasks are shared evenly have a higher level of happiness with their lives then those people who do not share the tasks evenly. I believe it.
2. Michelle Obama answered 3 pages of questions and managed to answer them all without really saying anything interesting, controversial or shocking. I think that may be an art. (That is not intended to be negative. The interviewer just kept trying and trying to get something "good", but Mrs. Obama neatly and concisely sidestepped any chance she had to let any "dirt" out. Only thing the interviewer managed to get is that the first lady likes french fries. Oh my.)
3. having a "family talent night" is a fun activity
12:00- got home (finished listening to 101 Dalmations in the car), looked through the mail, made a few phone calls, told Noah to come up with a talent, made the kids lunch, fed the baby.
Baby screamed for 5 minutes straight. She hasn't done that before.
Still no tylenol.
Loaded everyone up and took them to friend's new house. Dropped stuff off, ate cheesecake. Told the boys to keep the billiard balls on the table and that actual dodge ball with them was a bad plan. Borrowed friends tylenol for the baby.
Home. Gave the boys a dollar for finding the lost DVD case. Actually I found it, but their arms were small enough to get it.
Did some computer work. Changed the laundry. Thought about supper. Boys playing quietly (inbetween fights).
Put on a movie for the boys after they had picked up. They wanted to watch "Bibleman" and wanted me to watch with them. I did. It was like a train wreck, I could not look away. Reminded me of that horrendous Carmen music video from way back.
7:00- Mexican Stroganoff for supper.
7:30- family talent show. Noah juggled, I sang "I am a Little Teapot" complete with actions, Deacon did skateboarding tricks, Roman hulahooped and sang a song, Lincoln whacked things with a sharp stick (which we took from him) and Berean cheerleaded, complete with fist pumps.
7:43- watched Roman hop around the living room with a carrot. He was practicing his talent for next weeks show- pretending to be a bunny.
Boys to bed.
Kitchen cleaned, Library roll call complete.
9:30- Blogging, Laundry, Cleaning up and Grocery planning!