Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Real Post

Will come soon. I swear. I've actually had lots of thoughts, just no time to complete them! And to add to my ongoing battle with the laundry demon, we had an invasion of bed bugs. Totally sucked! But we are finally (fingers crossed) bug free, and within a few loads of being caught up on laundry...yeah, like that will ever happen:)

Anyway, for tonight I just wanted to share some new family photos!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ever get tired of playing catch up?

I feel like it's all I do.

Maybe I'm just running in circles all day, because I don't seem to be getting anywhere.

The house, the laundry, the paperwork from school, it's never done. Not for one second.

I swear I'm not normally a whiner like this, it's just I have a feeling that I'm not the only mom who feels like the months of August and September totally suck-- er' I mean, wipe you out!

You know right?

Like in August we do back to school shopping. Meaning we run around like insane bats outta hell looking all over town for certain colored folders, which apparently very few stores carry and even fewer have in stock. Then we spend hours labeling every single f-ing thing that goes into each backpack, being careful of course not to mix up what color folder goes into which backpack! Oh, how much do you love the labeling???

Of course we put off laundry and other fun stuff like grocery shopping or cleaning in order to get all of this school stuff done, then once it's all done we want to do fun stuff with the kids before summer is over and they are all in school all day so once again we put off anything that can possibly wait just a wee bit longer. By this point guests are not allowed to use any of the upstairs bathrooms because of their disturbingly awful conditions.

Still with me?

Then comes September. The kids are in school all day, you have plenty of time to get caught up, right? right?

wrong. not me.

Will does not like to clean. Nor does he like to fold laundry. Unfold yes. Helpful? No.

He's a mover. He does not stop.ever. He likes to stay very busy emptying cupboards, hiding shoes, inspecting outlets and of course playing sink or float with random objects in the toilet. So basically, if Will's awake my eyes are on him. This means the only time I have to switch/fold/put away laundry, clean bathrooms, or work on any of the other gazillion projects I have, is during his nap...which varies from 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

No worries though, according to my calculations Jud should have clean dress socks in his drawer by next Christmas!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010