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Monday, April 30, 2012
Today was a little different though. After time, I checked my emails and had some texts from my mother. My parents have 7 children still living at home and are currently looking for a new van to replace the one that has been breaking down repeatedly. So every time my dad finds one, he asks me to make calls for him to ask questions and find out where its at so he can go look at it. He's going deaf and doesn't like talking on the phone. Well, today I made a call. The guy called me back. I asked a bunch of the normal questions and called my dad to tell him what I found out. Then I started texting my and we shared how our days were going. While I'm doing these things, I made the boys soup and thought I'd let them hold their bowls and eat it by themselves while I had some emails to send. They ate most of it and threw the rest on the floor. No biggie, grab the vacuum and get to cleaning! Hmm but then most of it was still on the couch. Again, no biggie - just use the hose! It was stuck of course. I sit on the floor holding the vacuum in my feet while pulling and wiggling the hose with both hands trying to get it free so I can get the couch cleaned. It finally releases and snaps back to slice a chunk of my finger so I'm now bleeding. I have to stop to find a bandaid when suddenly I have 2 calls coming in at once. One from a collections agency (not someone I feel like talking to) and the other from someone wanting to buy some jewelry I listed for my mom. Here I am digging through a drawer trying to find bandaids and giving directions and telling the collections people to call me some other time. Then I'm back to finish the vacuuming. About this time I smell 2 diapers that need to be changed. Time to wrestle my little wiggle worms and get some booty cleaned. They take off in different directions, both knowing its more fun when mommy has to chase them. Again the phone rings just as I finish changing one of them. I answer with one hand and rush to throw away the stinky diaper in the other. Then I have a text coming in. My oldest comes in the living room and I quickly grab him before he can run again. Another diaper changed! Phone ringing again... I answer while starting to contemplate how I'm going to make those tacos. This girl really is directionally challenged. I've lost count of all the calls. My youngest says he is hungry again. This time I hold the bowl and spoon feed him myself. My oldest wants to play the Wii. So on comes Mario Kart! Now I have ground beef cooking on the stove, I am turning up the volume on the TV so I can try to drown out my drama queen neighbor who likes to sit outside on the phone broadcasting her relationship issues to the whole complex.... and starting to get kicks from a very hungry baby.
Its all part of one of "THOSE" days. I wouldn't trade these days for anything though. Besides keeping me active, they come with humor that reminds me no matter how busy I get I can still laugh. Like just now, listening to my oldest boy playing Mario Kart. He picked Mario to be his character. When Mario loses he says, "Oh Ma-ma!" To which my son yells back, "Fine, you go home to your mommy!" Can't get better than that.
Hope you are having one of those great days. Remember to smile at the end and hold on to those funny parts. Life is a roller coaster, ride with your hands up and scream "Whee!"