Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm back and with a Mac!

Testing out the new computer. I should be back in action if I can figure out this Mac.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why my kids are cool...

Conversation overheard while the girls were playing and Abby started whining:

Abby: Whine whine, blah blah, something whine (I tend to tune out when the whining starts)

Sophia: Oh Abby, you can't always get what you want, just like the song, but if you try sometimes you might get what you need.

Abby: I know Soph...(Pause and sigh)...I know!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Scheduled Life

Believe it or not for the last 5 years or so I have lived a relatively unscheduled life. I was a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. My kids have a scheduled bedtime, but besides that we just went with what the day offered- check the weather, pack a lunch and head out or do a craft at home, read some books, play some games... NO watching the clock or ughhh the dreaded setting of alarms! Well my life is much different now. Last year I had a brief glimpse of the scheduled life with Sophia in preschool, but I had no idea the intensity of the schedule. The last month has been a wake up for me- A great big stinging slap in the face of the way the real world lives!
Tuesdays and Thursdays aren't so bad, we just have to have Sophia dressed, fed and at the end of the driveway by 8:45. Rich has taken the morning bus duty role and that is a HUGE help. It is the Mon/Wed/Fri I'm having a little trouble adjusting to. 6 people up, dressed, fed, 2 lunches made, many butts wiped, lots of shoes tied loaded in the car-8:45 bus pick up and to Abby's preschool by 9 about 2 hours to waste then back to school for pick up, home for lunch some sort of activity to keep Abby and boys happy then Soph off the bus at 3:40. Phewww I'm tired, I DO NOT know how working Moms do it!!! I can't imagine having to figure out school schedules, soccer games, practices, field trips and meals, not to mention some fun time- all while having to work a regular job. I don't know what I will do when I have to go back to work!
As for now I need to figure out this schedule thing. My first step is to buy a watch with and alarm on it, I have an overwhelming fear of not being outside for Sophia's bus (they won't let kindergarten kids off bus with out seeing an adult and I envision her being carted away to the bus garage and into a room with the other kids whose parents aren't aware enough to watch the clock and be outside on time), I need to hang a great big bulletin board with sections for each of us (my little squared calendar isn't cutting it anymore) and I need be a little less laid back-damn...the trials and tribulations of the unorganized, easy going, stay at home mom. Thanks for reading this incredibly long whine! I think tonight I will replace this whine with a big glass of red wine.

***Still having computer troubles and can't post pictures- so you are forced to read my rants and play the role of the therapist that doesn't respond just listens and forces you to work it out in your own mind...