Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Weekly Wonderings #41

1. The girl was home sick from school on Monday. She and the youngest played together so nicely all morning. I kind of wish her defenses were down more often. [Yeah, I know, I’m a bad mother.]

2. When the youngest had to go to school for his p.m. kindergarten, he said, “I got her water. Will you get her what she needs while I’m gone?” As if.

3. The fact that the living room is a disaster because the kids were playing is a very small price to pay for their getting along.

4. To further enable such play in the future, I’ve left the toys upstairs in the living room – all tied in a wire basket ‘cause I am OCD – and they have continued to return to play each day. Now that’s bliss.

5. I figure I’ve cut out one banshee-like screaming at them each day. Now I’m down to 33.

6. I am a frequent launderer. I don’t mind it. All dirty clothes are washed, dried and folded every two days or so. I don’t let it pile up. Mostly because the kids have favorite clothes they like to wear. Mostly because I’m OCD.

7. It often comes to pass, however, that I make the mistake of saying, “Well, the laundry is done.” That night, we will have a puking child on our hands. Or a kid will upend some liquid or food onto the playroom bed. Or, as was the case on Tuesday, I will spill milk all over myself. No, laundry really is never done.

8. How do you know your car is filthy? A 5-year-old friend of the youngest, coming home with us to play before afternoon kindergarten, says, “Wow, your car is dirty.”

9. All you folks who have the little second step before submitting a comment – you know, the visual identification – is spam really that big of a problem? I must be doing something wrong because I rarely get any. Perhaps I should start including my potty mouth sayings.

10. You know what’s really great to have when you’re already taking TheraFlu, the real Sudafed (with the federally overseen pseudoephedrine), and daytime and nighttime cough syrup? Your period.

10 comments:

Maddy said...

Ooo dear, we all do whatever to cope and make it through.
Best wishes

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Just Jen said...

I can so relate...especially the price to pay for the mess in the living room, at least they are getting along!
I think I'm OCD too...just the cleaning part! I know I'm a fanatic about it anyway...lol
Merry Christmas!

Josie Two Shoes said...

I just loved these, left me smiling, especially that last one! :-)

Sian said...

lol! Number 8 happened to me! I told the annoying sprog that it could wash the car for me if it wanted to.
Have since washed said car, drove up and down the mountain a couple of times and it is back to square one.

Solution: give up inviting kids back to play with eldest.

chichimama said...

No, laundry is never done.

Hope everyone is soon recovered, yourself included.

dawn224 said...

I do laundry every day. Otherwise I get overwhelmed and the next thing we know, there are no clean clothes anywhere.

Bren said...

Ugh, I hear you on the laundry! If I don't wash a load every other day, I'm behind.

D... said...

Oh gosh, a period on top of being sick? That truly bites. I'm sending speedy get well wishes to all of you.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I am totally in awe of your laundry ability! That is amazing. Scary, but amazing. I may have to try that sometime. And I am glad they got on so well. I hope it lasts. Wouldn't that be a great Xmas gift? Kids that played together instead of screaming at each other. A new take on "Peace On Earth"...

Bubba's Sis said...

I hope you are feeling better!!!! From one OCD person to another....Merry Christmas!

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