Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Super Busy Day!

It has been a very full day today. We started the morning preparing to take Cody to preschool. Today was different than most Wednesday mornings because preschool was to take place outside of the church where it is normally held. We were to drop off the children at this little place that has hay mazes, a petting zoo, and all kinds of fun things like that. I did not know its exact location because I had never been there before, but I knew it was just minutes away from the town nearest to us, so I knew it shouldn't be too much of a strain. To add to the excitement, we were going to take Cody's second cousin, Indiana, along with us because he did not have a ride there. So I went over there with the intention of leaving Jamie and Micah with Indiana's mom while I drove Cody and Indiana to their outing. However, we decided it would be more fun to cram two more car seats into the van and go all together. Haha. It was a challenge, and the back row was quite squishy, but I must say, it was absolutely hilarious having five boys in the van at once, all between the ages of 14 months and four and a half years old. They all laughed and loved the ride.

After we dropped off the two four year olds, we went back to Gabrielle's house and hung out there until it was time to pick them up again. We had a nice time, and it was the first time we had done that in a very long time because I have been so sick. So, we went and picked up the boys and then I dropped off everyone that wasn't mine and brought my crew back home. We ate a hurried lunch and I put Micah to bed, and then two of my nieces got dropped off to spend the afternoon. The kids have been playing all afternoon while I did a bunch of cleaning and laundry, and soon their mom, my sister-in-law, will be here with pizza for all. In the meantime, I made a laundry blunder and I am kicking myself. Oh, before I mention that, I must report that I baked cookies this afternoon so the kids would all have a fun snack. I felt very mother-ish. Haha.

So I got inspired and decided I had enough time to wash the boys' bedding. I did not anticipate it taking up so much room in the washer, but I decided to cram it in there anyway and just get it over with. Hm. I have had plenty of experience overloading washing machines in my lifetime, and this was by no means the worst case, but it was bad enough that the spin cycle was not terribly effective and it is just about guaranteed that the bedding is not going to be dry by bed time. So, I am in a bit of a panic here wondering what I am going to do. I don't think I have enough spare bedding to fit both of their beds, so we might have to keep them up late just so I can finish drying the laundry. Grr. The worst part is, I have to dry it on low heat so as not to damage it, so it will take even longer than it would if I put it on high heat. Back in the day, I would have just cranked it up to high and not worried about it. However, back in the day, I also ruined my really nice bedspread that I am more paranoid now. Yeesh.

Mike is late tonight because he has to ref something at the school, though I am not even sure what sport. I have to assume it is volleyball, seeing that is what he coaches right now. Maybe with our late supper, he will get here just in time to do the bath with the boys and meanwhile I can continue the frantic efforts to dry their bedding on time for them to sleep at a decent hour tonight! Ach!

So, that was our crazy day. My eye seems better today, but my throat is once again sore, so I am not completely normal yet. The boys all seem to be doing quite well though, so I am thankful. I better sign off for now. I'm sure there's probably something important I should be doing! What I really want to do is pay Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii. Is that normal for a thirty-something mom of three small boys? Hm. Times have changed. Well, I admit it, I enjoy a good video game. I am particularly loving the Mario games for the Wii, but Jamie wrecked three of mine. Oh wait, just two. One we fixed. But he did destroy the new version of Super Mario Brothers Wii, and also Super Paper Mario, neither of which I had finished and both of which are awesome games and about $60 each. (Shudder.) That's why I will probably not buy them again, which means I will never play them again. Sigh.

Anyway, that was my little blurb about my silly desire to play video games. And now, my two younger boys demand my attention. Jamie is getting into trouble, and Micah is getting frustrated and having meltdowns. Gotta love this time of day. I'm off for now.


Anonymous said...

In the future, my dear, an easy way to fix the laundry issue is to take half of the soggy stuff out and put it in a bucket or something. Then just run the spin cycle (takes like 10 minutes), put that stuff in the dryer and spin the second half. Ta-da! Now you can try and cram everything in the dryer.

I say this from practice and experience. I have done this more times then I care to admit!!
<3 AH

CAT said...

Haha. Yes, I know the spin cycle would have been the best idea. However, I was in too much of a panic to afford an extra ten minutes, so I just stuffed it into the dryer and the rest is history. Fortunately, the boys only went one night without their fancy Lightning McQueen bedding, and I did manage to find some decent sheets and blankets for each of them. There were complaints, but the Lightning McQueen pillow cases were dry, so at least they were able to lay their heads on something satisfactory. Sheesh.