Little Princess is OBSESSED with twirl dress, yes you heard me right twirl dresses…today after bath time this is the outfit she insisted on wearing (1) the ultimate twirl dress and (2) her new crocs with the princess jibits
For weeks now we have been discussing what to do with Little Man’s hair ~ yesterday I decided that it is just hair and it will grow back got out the razor he loves to look at when I cut Aaron’s hair and went to town…this is what resulted. I love it except he looks so much older now, my baby really is gone.
For the last two weeks my days have been CRAZY, absolutely crazy and I have not been sleeping well because I have too much going through my head. I think I am averaging about 5 hours of sleep a night. I have two more weeks like this and I am done, yep done and can go back to something resembling normal.
For one month (the last two weeks and the next two weeks) I am in online training for my new job from 8 am to 11 am. Let’s just say it is a VERY good thing that the training is not via video as I am trying to do 12 things at once ~ listen to class, answer questions in class, watch Little Man and Little Princess to be sure they are not into something they shouldn’t be or climbing the walls , eat breakfast, drink some massive caffeine; you get the idea. For the most part it works, I don’t have to actually talk a lot mostly just type. Except in breakout rooms, then I have to role play and pretend I am the customer or the agent taking the call. We usually only do this for an hour so I am safe though one day we did it for the WHOLE class (from 8 am to 11 am). Well it is during those break out sessions that the kids decide that they need to do the strangest, funniest, noisiest things ~ such as chase big huge bugs across the floor, drive their cars around the house or play bumper cars, or just plain want to cuddle with me and chat. I am giving my classmates a true customer experience!
By 11:30 am the twins are down for nap and I spend their entire nap time in study group with some funny amazing women who get it when I say oh no I hear strange noises coming through the monitor in the kids room have to pause for a minute to see what is going on. And when I come back laugh with me as I tell them of how my daughter has somehow moved her crib half way across the room towards her brother’s crib while she is still in her crib. I try to leave the study session at least half an hour before they wake up so that I can eat some lunch and clean up a bit before they will be down to destroy it again! Plus for the next two weeks still the exchange student likes to get on the computer when she gets home and well by the time I am off I usually only have a matter of minutes before she walks through the door after school!
After I shove some food in my mouth, Little Princess wakes up and usually wakes her brother with her screaming and so it is time for afternoon snack and a little bit of home school practice (just working on knowing and identifying letters and numbers ~ also keeping what word identification Little Princess has shown) before I make dinner, clean up the dining room so we can eat and do a few other chores (such as cut Little Man’s hair, give the them a bath, play Little People with them etc…).
By the time Aaron arrives home, I am sure I look like a tornado has hit me and that I need a few good days of sleep. But we usually then eat dinner as a family which takes some time as the kids eat a lot but eat it pretty slowly. By the time dinner is over and at least partially cleaned up we have about an hour to play with the kids. Then it time for the kids to go to bed…so tooth brushing (which they finally will let us do and are always excited to do it), book reading, cuddling, lots of kisses and making sure all the lovies are in the crib with the kids.
It is usually around 8 pm at least by the time I get back down stairs and depending on the night I may still have to do my momtv show, appear as a guest on another MomTV show, prep for class the next day (as I would have received the homework while I was doing afternoon chores), do a load or two of laundry, make sure dinner got cleaned up/dishes done (Aaron usually does this but sometimes he forgets a few things or I don’t put them where he can see them), try to sew a few stitches or make a set of hairbows, watch a little TV (the DVR is filling up fast), clean up the toys so they have a clean slate to make a mess with the next day and quite a few other small things that some times get done and sometimes don’t.
Just writing that made me tired, yet I continue to beat myself up because I have not finished the painting project I wanted to this week, or sorted the books and pieces of furniture for a garage sale I want to have, or sorted the toys in the toy room so that I can put the ones they have out grown or just don’t play with in storage, or called the agency we want to talk to about foster to adopt, or talked to my friends on the phone, or replied to the growing list of e-mails in my e-mail inbox, or got pictures sorted, edited and burned to CD/DVD….. It feels like in order for me to get to something it has to be immediate or have to do with spending time with my kids.
I think I will spend the next few hours that I have unexpectedly free organizing my to do list and trying to make it more manageable and less likely to make me feel guilty. I know as soon as class is over I will be able to only work while they are sleeping (part of the reason I like this job as I get to pick my hours and in some cases if they are sleeping or with daddy when I didn’t expect I would be able to pick up a few extra hours ~ I only have to work 20 hours a week but can work up to 70). I also want to figure out how to add in some work out time for mommy…
I am going to get away from it all this weekend and maybe come back refreshed! Hopefully to try it again next week!
Do you have something that makes you feel guilty haunting you on your to do list? Do you have a cool way to work your to do list that I should know about? Feel free to leave me any helpful ideas you have and I just might use them!