Tuesday, April 20, 2010

tuesday morning

6:45 am:

I hear little feet entering my room.

Layla: Mommy can I get up?
Mommy: Does the clock say 7:00?
Layla: No, okay just checking.

I hear feet going back to bed.

Mommy thinking to herself: I have told her a million times...don't come out of your room until 7:00. Seriously why does she do this every day? Mommy needs her sleep. I think if she were awake she would come out at 5:00am. Checking? Checking on what...whatever. I gotta get up!

6:50 am:

Roll myself out of bed. Go potty and weigh. Nice...lost a pound since yesterday! Good, maybe by tomorrow [weigh in day] I will be back down to last weeks weight since I gained weight over the weekend. I really should stop weighing every day. Brush teeth. Say morning to Gary. He is usually gone when I wake up, but he is on a different schedule today.

6:59 am:

Children come screaming out of their rooms.

Hayden: Hi, Hi, hi!

Mommy thinking to herself: I wish I could wake up that happy. Where is the coffee?

I grab Hayden after chasing him around the house. You'd think he'd like his diaper changed. I think there is about 5 pounds of pee in there. Ly him down and surprise...not just pee pee in there. Whew...so nice though...get the poop changed 1st thing and then I don't have to do that again for the rest of the day.


Get coffee for me, milk for kids and check something on the computer for daddy. Open all the blinds, we need light in the house, and it is always my first duty of the day. Habit. As I open one I see dust on the blind and act like I didn't...my house is spotless...I think to myself...ha! Who am I kiddin'!


Pop two toaster strudels [really healthy] into the toaster for the kids, and then put their initials on each one with the frosting that comes with them. Hayden sees his and then I cut it into pieces. Anything sweet is shoved into his mouth super fast. I'm not awake enough to do the Heimlich maneuver this morning. Cutting is safe. Cut up some fresh strawberries.

Layla: I only want two strawberries today mommy. Yesterday I had three, but I only have room in my tummy for two.

Hayden: beebees beebees peas, peas. {berries berries, please please}

Ummm K. Hayden eats two before I can even get Layla's two cut. Then I put a bagel into the toaster for myself. I cut up some strawberries into pieces and add cream cheese and strawberries to my bagel. I sit at the table with my lovely children. Reaching for my coffee I realize that I have left it beside the coffee pot. Get up, go get it. Sit back down.

Layla: I need a napkin, please.

Hayden: peas peas!!

Mommy thinking to herself: At least she said please.

Get up get a napkin. Sit back down. Gary says he is leaving. Get back up to kiss and hug him bye. Sit back down. Gary asks where his jacket is. Get back up and get his jacket. Take it to him outside in the garage. Come back in and sit back down. EAT BAGEL. Coffee is cold. Get up and pour more {wake up juice}.

8:05 am

Clean Hayden...the dirty little monster is covered in food. Ughhh! And I smell...you guessed it poop. Wrestle poor kid to the floor and change his diaper AGAIN. Change him into clothes, out of pj's. Throw diaper away, wash hands and help Layla wash her hands and get dressed.

Empty dishwasher that washed the dishes in the middle of the night. I don't like emptying the dishwasher, but some one has to do it. Put beans into a Tupperware to soak. I am making quesadillas tonight with homemade refried beans.

Mommy thinking to herself: For the love of Pete is it really only 8:05 am. Who is Pete anyway?Geez...how am I going to make it through the day. I am already tired.

Chug coffee and pour more. Who cares if my throat is scalding? Three cups just isn't gonna be enough. I need to wake up.

8:30 am:

Layla: Remember that play doh you bought the other day. Can we play with it?

I set up the craft table in the kitchen and let the kiddos go to town with the play doh. I leave the room for half a second and throw some rugs into the washing machine.

Mommy thinking to herself: Sweet!! This will keep them busy for awhile. I'll get a few things done.


I hear a horrible fight going on in the kitchen. Hayden is lying on the tile floor crying because Layla pushed him and he fell onto the floor.

Layla: I wanted the play doh scissors.

Mommy: So you pushed him down for them!?!

As I am comforting Hayden Layla and I have a serious conversation about sharing...again for the 800th time.

Mommy thinks to herself: Seriously how many more times can a little boy's head hit the tile floor before it starts to effect him. I'm stressing out thinking about it.

I stop with my chores because Layla needs help getting some play doh stuck from a chicken's head and then Hayden starts eating the play doh. Uggg! I decide it looks fun and create McDonald's french fries and make a few bugs and stuff. Fun stuff.

Mommy thinking to herself: Do I dare walk away? What will happen if I do. I will just do some things in the kitchen. Keep an eye on them.

9:15 am:

I go through the cabinets. I grab things I haven't used in a few months to sell in the garage sale. A few pots and pans, an old kettle, some spatulas.

Mommy thinking to herself: Holy Moly the garage sale is Saturday. Will I ever get it all done?

Layla: Can we have a snack?

Mommy: In just a few minutes...play a bit longer and I will make you some popcorn.

Layla: SWEET! Can we watch a movie with our popcorn? What about Alvin and the Chipmunks, or Toy Story? Hayden, do you want to watch a movie and eat popcorn?

9:35 am:

We clean the play doh mess up and head to the playroom for a movie and popcorn. I leave them on the playroom futon and work in the kitchen. I put the beans in the crock pot, put the rugs in the dryer, and drink a ton of water. I eat a few pieces of popcorn and sit down on the couch for half a second.

Layla: Can I have more popcorn?

Mommy: What, already? What did you do with yours?

Layla: I set it down on the floor for a second and Callaway {the dog} ate it.

I get up from watching two minutes of Regis and Kelly to get Layla more popcorn. I watch a few minutes of Alvin and the Chipmunks while I am in the playroom. Whew...I have had enough of their helium balloon voices.

I and head back to the kitchen. I chop an onion, add some celery and pinto bean seasoning to the crock pot, and boil water for tea. I sit down and read/send a few tweets, check my email and have a phone conversation with Gary.

10:45 am:

The movie is old news and the kids are tired of watching it and so they want to go outside in the backyard.

Hayden: ouide, ouide!!

Layla: Mommy come outside with us!

Mommy thinking to herself: Ok, but really? It is wet out there and you guys will bring grass in and I don't want to vacuum today. I want to see the last part of The View. I need to take the rugs out of the dryer and stir the beans.

Mommy: Ok, grab your shoes.

Layla: WHooohoo!!! I'm gonna swing first and then slide and mommy can we play in the sandbox? Can you help me find ladybugs and what about flowers? Do you think there will me any yellow flowers to pick today? You know the ones Daddy calls weeds? Mommy, Hayden's socks don't match...ha...he is silly.

Hayden brings my shoes and his shoes. He is so cute.

As we are all sitting there getting ready to go outside I realize how lucky I am. I have two amazing children. I have a husband that has a job that allows me to be at home with these stinkers. I get to comfort Hayden when he falls. I get to play with play doh with them. I got to show Layla how to make a bug with play doh this morning and tonight I get to make their dinner. No matter how crazy it gets around here, I try to keep it all in perspective.

And if you got to the end of this post...wow!

I hope you aren't super exhausted from reading all that nonsense!

How was your tuesday morning? Are your mornings as crazy and busy as mine?


Two Shades of Pink said...

OK. OK. This is spooky. I played with play doh with the girls today. I did the up down, up down dance while trying to function before my first cup of coffee was consumed. I refereed over the play doh scissors. Annnnnnnnd...wait for it...I am having a yard sale Saturday. We experienced the SAME DAY. Today, there is new meaning for me as I write the words...I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. This post gave me a great laugh and reminded me about what to be thankful for too! Thank you!

Drew's Mom said...

You are definitely a lucky Mommy... Glad you guys are having a great day.. dinner sounds delish!

Unknown said...

elijah does the same thing...
mommy can i get up?

also..opening the blinds is the first thing i do :o)



we had strawberries this a.m. too

and of course mama had coffee :o)

Kelli W said...

Sounds like a busy day! My days at home have calmed down alot now that it is just me and Eli for half the day, but we run the roads back and forth to school and preschool alot too:) I love that you keep it all in perspective....as crazy as it gets at my house, I'm glad I am home with my kiddos too!

carissa said...

your day sounds a lot like mine! (minus one child, but soon to be adding a newborn to my 14 mo. old which i know is going to mean complete CHAOS for awhile.) your dinner with homemade beans sounds great! i've never made my own. as mundane as it is at times (or all the time) being a mom, my oh my, is it ever a blessing!!!

shortmama said...

That was exhausting but very familiar!

Kelli said...

Am I a bad friend if I laughed through the entire post? Sounds crazy. My mornings are boring...5:15 alarm goes off, get dressed, go to work...boring. BUT happy to have a job to go to and that someone is at home with my kids who I love and trust!

Kelli said...

Ooh, oh and the beans sound DELISH and I LOVE opening the blinds...first thing I do when I'm at home.

L said...

oh my goshhh just reading all that made me tired! how do you do it! i was reading the popcorn part and was shocked it wasnt even 10 oclock yet lol! im a college student with a really flexible schedule that lets me sleep in past 10 but i always think wow there are people that have been up and have already ate breakfast by 7! (duh) well kudos to you i cant imagine that workload but thats so nice you get to stay home with the kids =) they are too cute and Layla is just gorgeous! Have a good tuesday!

Heather said...

ok, I would have been exhausted by 10:45! You are a great mom and your kids are so blessed to have you! I have had crazy mornings like that too. Hope tomorrow is less hectic!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

yep that's about mine!
i too open the blinds when i first get up...then i notice the sunlight shining on all the dust that not only settles on the blinds but on the floors from the day before! purdy! ha ha

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

I was exhausted! And no wonder you ARE... you need another vacation, girl :)
I relate completely, sounds like a typical crazy and beyond blessed day. I love being with my kids, and so glad you can, too.

Carrie said...

I love it! I was thinking how I remember those really long mornings...and now...I don't know where each second goes! You're awesome for remembering this precious time...it does go so fast! Enjoy it...and my days seem to be spent driving alot, picking Emily up from school and then driving to the next activity! It's all fun too...and I know it will slow down soon and I will miss it ;) We are definitely blessed to stay home and cherish it :)