A long day!

28 Jan

I thought I’d journal my day – so that way when I went to bed tonight with a dirty house, and tired, less than preened children, and a very tired body, and felt that I didn’t get a thing accomplished…. I could most definitely look at this list, and say I got much accomplished (just maybe not what I wanted).
My day today:
7:15 – hear 1st noises, roll over wishing they’d fall back asleep
7:30 – hear movement, get up and go down stairs
7:40 – help J. go potty and talk to Karl on phone
7:43 – get Ethan, and send J. down stairs.
7:45-8:10 get J. & D. changed and ready for the day
8:10 – sit down for breakfast
8:15 – serve breakfast (blueberries, bananas, and raisin english muffin)
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8:20 – check email
8:25 – check foster boards for support
House is a mess from yesterday
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8:27 – start unloading dishwasher
8:39 – stop unloading dishwasher to get kids down and put on sesame street
9:09 – finish cleaning high chair and decide that I hate the fancy ones with all the padding and frills that just hide the crumbs and get stained. I resolve to take that junk off, and Evelyn can live with out.
9:19 – feel my incision strain as I open the sliding door for the dogs to go out. Yes, I’ve been doing too much physical lifting and what not, and my 9 month old incision is starting to burn. I spray the door track with WD-40
9:29 – get babygirl out of bed, change her diaper, give dogs benedryl
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9:35 – finish vacuuming
Finally Clean!
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9:42 – give baby crackers, feed dogs, give water to dogs
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9:43 – call Karl
9:46 – smile because of all the giggling
9:50 – talk to Kasey
9:58 – hear crying, D. bit Ethan on the face. D. gets time out.
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10:00 – change ethan and evelyn’s diapers, get all the kids a drink
10:10 – D. is finally quiet, and can get out of time out
10:12 – get Evelyn clothes, finally
10:15 – change ethan in to clothes, finally
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10:20 – put Evie in her jumper
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10:25 – change over laundry and put a new load in
10:30 – fold diapers
10:55 – finish folding diapers
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10:55 – get kids snack, hand full of cereal and juice
10:58 – put diapers away
11:10 – change D. diaper, put kids in their rooms for quiet reading time
11:15 – wipe table from snack and refill wipes container
11:25 – clean living room, and wrangle kids from all over the house
11:30 – ethan tries to go potty, every one watches
11:32 – J. gets time out for squirting soap on the steps
11:33 – d. shuts her finger in the door, she’s been warned a million times not to play with bi-fold doors, doesn’t get much more than a kiss on the finger, and a “you’re ok”
11:35 – catch Ethan snaking chocolate from my secret stash next to my bed
11:38 – change Ethan’s diaper
11:40 – continue cleaning
11:50 – vaccume the back room
12:00 – get kids sat down for lunch
12:05 – lunch is served, chicken nuggets *soy for ethan*, potato soup
12:10 – I actually eat some lunch, first thing all day
12:30 – start nap routine, bathroom, teeth, diapers, jammies
1:00 – kids are laying down now
1:09 – have to put the kids back in their beds
1:14 – had to hush kids
1:20 – nurse evelyn
1:30 – put evelyn down for nap
1:35 – check in on kids, D. is asleep but there is blood on her face and hands. J. is awake, and doesn’t have an explanation. I check her over, can’t see anything right away, resolve to find out after nap, she wakes up, I have to stand there until she falls back asleep.
1:40 – I check my email, etc.
1:45 – pull ethan off of the drums, he throws a fit – I give him juice and a kids show
It’s 3:00 now, and in the mean time I have tried to keep Ethan quiet, edited pictures, wrote this post, had a snack, and talked to Karl.
I’m already ready for bed!

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