Monday, December 1, 2008

The longest day of the week

Let me tell you why today was the longest day ever:

1. Mama Cook, who is now back home in Indiana, had been visiting us for 2 weeks which means 1 extra set of hands around the house is now gone;

2. Daddy had 2 days off last week plus the weekend, but has now taken his extra set of hands back to work;

3. Charlotte got up at 4:45 this morning;

4. Garrett got up at 5:15 this morning;

5. Both chil'ren decided that today would be an only 45-minute nap day;

6. It was entirely too cold to run errands with 2 chil'ren;

7. Daddy has class on Monday nights and doesn't get home until 10:00 pm;

8. Charlotte has 2 teeth that have begun to break through--which means a lot of fun for nursing!

9. I did at least 6 loads of laundry, which are now piled up on my bed to be folded once the chil'ren are asleep.

Let me tell you how we survived:
1. Polar Express
2. Polar Express
3. Polar Express
4. 6:45 pm bedtime!

Can anyone relate?


Alli said...

I'm with you... some days are so long! After having Rob around for 5 days, he is leaving for 4 days this week, and 4 the next! Ugh! We don't have Polar Express--we did Rudolph and got out in the bitter cold (yes, my sanity is questionable).

Sumer said...

I feel your pain. Corey was also gone all day today due to a short term basketball coaching job...lots of tv, and lots of prayer.

Erin said...

Bless your heart! It does seem so hard after all that help over the holidays.
When the prospect of a long, drawn out day is ahead of us, I like to take advantage of my hour and a half of childcare at the rec center!