Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bad blogger

Ok, so obviously I'm terrible at this blogging thing.  But in my defense, I do have a newborn plus 3 others kids and a crazy schedule. If there was any doubt before that things are slightly chaotic round these parts, there is none now. this is what our typical week looks like as of late.  Mondays I am home with my 4, plus my nephew. A is at school during the day, and L for 1/2 a day, but I do have to pick them up. That means finding a way to get 3 car seats and 2 booster seats into my vehicle.  Note to anyone out there....5 car seats do NOT fit into a Saturn Outlook. You cannot fit 2 boosters and a car seat next to each other--at least not in any combination I have tried. Somehow though, I once managed to fit 2 car seats and a booster next to each other into a I don't know why it can't be done. Anyway, this means having to put 1 booster into the front seat (gasp!!) for the 1.5 mile ride home. The nephew leaves about 4:45 which means I really don't get to start dinner before then, because well cooking while trying to keep track of a 6yo, 5yo, 2yo, 1 yo and newborn is not a good idea. Usually this means dinner does not get started because we have both faith formation and tball on mondays. FF starts at 6 and is 10 minutes away. tball is at 6:15 and is 5 minutes away. The hubby walks in about 5:45 and walks out literally 5 minutes later with some combination of children to go to one of these places, and I go with the remaining kids to the other.  Everyone is home about 7:45...and that's when we have dinner, which lately has meant fast food, because starting dinner at 7:45 is a little late. We eat, then baths, brush teeth and bed. Usually the kids are at least in bed by 9.  I think I sit down for the first time all day about this time.  Hubby crashes in bed while trying to get the 2yo to sleep. I fall asleep on the couch and make it into bed about 1am.  And that's just Monday. The rest of the week is similar. Tuesday is horseback riding, which starts at 6, but is 25 minutes away, so the hubby isn't home before we have to leave, so me and the pack go to that. Wed is gymnastics and tball...but gymnastics is at 5:30, so again, hubby isn't home in time, so all the kids and I go to that until J gets there and then we do the same dance we did Monday.  Thursday is karate, but also Js day off, so at least no one has to take all 4 to that.. Friday is gymnastics, same deal as Thursday, Js day off.  So if anyone ever wonders why my house looks the way it does or why I haven't lost the baby weight or why I forget so much..there are the reasons right there...


  1. Thank you for that. You just achieved two very important things for me in about 2 minutes:

    1. Quelling the overwhelming desire to have another baby
    2. Making me feel a titch better about the insanity that is going to be our summer in about 4 weeks

    Where/who's going to horseback riding?! You didn't tell me about that yet.

  2. Oh my goodness, yet you found the time to write this! I am exhausted just reading your schedule...