You know that song….”Mama said they’ll be days like this”. Yep. Today was one of those days. All is quiet now, but I had a hairy morning that made me think, “If only all those people that wonder what stay at home Moms do all day could see me now”.
We’ve been battling another little virus. And, a super annoying one. Annoying because no one is really acting that sick (which I am grateful for), but a tiny fever that makes me have to keep kids home from school. I hate that.
Well, Avery seemed well enough to go this morning, so here’s how my morning went.
7am-Husband leaves for work, and I am on getting daughter ready for school duty. Not an easy task for a non-morning person like her.
7:30am- Standing on the corner of my street in the snow with wet hair waiting for the other walking to school kids to come pick her up. Off she goes.
7:35-Rush around trying to feed breakfast to the boys and get them dressed to get ready for our 9:40 am doctor’s appointment (which I already forgot about and rescheduled once).
9:00- Getting close to being ready. Put baby in the crib with his bottle while I try to brush my own teeth, throw some make-up on, and put on a clean shirt.
9:05- Realize baby has had all he wants to drink and has miraculously figured out how to open his bottle and pour it all over his crib. Crap. I won’t be back until right before nap time. This means I have to wash his crib sheet and mattress cover before the doctor’s appointment. And, I still have to shovel some snow before I leave in 25 minutes.
9:10- Race around gathering up laundry. Throw it in and start it. Put 4 year old in charge of watching 1 year old while I quickly shovel the driveway a little so my crappy car does not get stuck in our driveway.
9:30- By sheer luck, we are actually on our way (in the snow) to the doctor’s appointment.
9:40-11:40- YES. TWO HOURS AT THE PEDIATRICIAN’S OFFICE!! Everyone that was there was sick. Including the front office staff!!! Coughing, sneezing, crusty noses. We were there for a well-visit. So, my skin starts to crawl thinking of all the germs. (Make a mental note to mention to the doctor that they should think about getting a sick kids waiting area. Then, forgot) Get the well visit done for 4 year old, shots for the baby, and we are back outside in the snow. That took WAY. TOO. LONG.
11:40- Get ambitious and decide to go to the post office and mail my complaint letter with photos to Southwest airlines. Check.
11:50- On my way home, trying to keep the baby awake in the backseat. He needs food, and so do I at this point.
12:00-Get inside, wash boys’ hands, get them seated at the table and check voicemail. Crap. The school has called and my daughter is not feeling good and wants to come home. WHY DIDN”T THEY CALL MY CELL!!??? I was just in the car with two kids.
12:05-Throw kids back in the car. Baby is NOT happy that his lunch is interrupted. Luckily the school is close. Go pick up smiling 6 year old from school. (Maybe I shouldn’t have said this morning that if she was still feeling bad to tell her teacher and she could come home).
1:00-Kids are fed, and asleep, and I wonder to myself, “What am I going to do for dinner since I never made it to the grocery store!!?”. Eat some chocolate to make myself happy.
And, that’s just what I did before lunch.
Here’s to dreaming of warmer weather.