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Monday, November 26, 2007

So, just WHAT did you do while you were absent from blogdom?

Well, it was SO thrilling, that as I lay there trying to convince EmmaLece to go to sleep I composed this wonderful {hahhehe} post to share..... then I had to rush down to the computer and type it out {otherwise it would be 'gone like the wind' by morning...}
So while I was away, my days went pretty much like this....
Hear the kids stumbling around at 6 am getting their showers taken, hair brushed, fighting and telling each other to get up out of bed or out of the bathroom, finally give up sleeing around 6:45 am, lurch down the stairs and plop. Then the did you dos and do you haves start: "did you brush your teeth? did you practice the piano? do you have NO pants without holes? do you have your homework? do you know where your gloves, hat and real coat are?" Once thoes are out of the way we say morning prayers and get out the door with threats of, "I better NOT hear you yelling at each other while you head to the bus. Boys walk in back girls in the front {or vis-a versa}. Do not leave your brother behind, look for cars BEFORE you cross the street and DON'T run!" By this time if it was a night Troy worked, he's home and ready to sleep {if not, then he's sitting on the stairs with me}. They are off to school and I'm off to the shower hopefully before the twins get up and before my charges get here. It is important for me to actually get a shower in right then otherwise I have parents dropping and picking up the kids in the evening while I sport my Eeyore jammies {not a pretty sight, as my 'twin tummy' doesn't look good hanging out of my jammie top ... OK TMI, I know! :)} Finally the shower is out of the way and if it's a good day, I put on jeans and a mostly decent T-shirt {it might have a paint stain or a hole in it, it's clean, I promise!:) some days I just settle for sweats ... but, hey I took a shower!}. I head downstairs for some chocolate milk making and water cups filling to get the day started. If the twins are up {and usually Em is} we get breakfast, which more than likely is Life or Kix in Dora and Spiderman bowls with long handled spoons and a bit of milk. Once Riley and /or Kyle have arrived it is now 8 am and Wiggles is on TV and I've plunked myself in my chair with a book. Within 5 mins of reading I've fallen asleep and dreaming peacefully while the Disney channel babysits..... until I come flying gracefully out of my chair to the soothing sounds of 2 and 3 yr olds trying to kill each other! After a few time-outs and threats to, "be quite! Troy's sleeping! and a few, "stay down here!" I resume the reading position and repeat the whole thing all over again until about 11:30 when it is lunch and then naps for the 2 yr olds {the twins don't nap anymore, on purpose}. By 1:30-2 pm Troy is getting up and looking for lunch {unless we have had a particularly bad time-out session that resulted in a whole lot of uncontrollable screaming and he was awakened early... which meant he took a nap again around 1:30 pm}. Between 2 and 4 the nappers are up and wanting their candy reward for sleeping. Then it is back to the reading, which I actually do read by this time since I've spent most of the day "napping". Around 3:45 the older kids arrive from school. Then it is time to fix something... anything... to eat. Usually Troy is right there helping. Then the moms are picking up between 4:40 and 5:30 pm {it's a good thing I only watch 2 extras}. After dinner it is chores, homework and more reading for me. Pretty boring day, huh?
I was going to add a picture to this but it is 1:30 AM and it said "a problem has occurred while setting up your new hardware and it may not work properly" and well, I'm too tired to figure out how to fix it just now, so, I'll work on it tomorrow. Night all

18 comments:

Cecily R said...

You sound far more organized than I am and I only have three kids! Good grief. I totally know what you mean about rushing down to the computer to blog while it's in your head. I'm sure there are some fantastic post ideas floating around in the fog of my brain somewhere that I didn't put down fast enough.

Clearly, since you read my whole month of posts, you know what went on in your absence...broken bra and all! I'm still shaking my head at the thought of you actually spending all that time reading my dorkiness, but I'm pleased as punch you're so nice. AND I'm pleased as punch you're back!!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cecily- I enjoyed every word of your "dorkiness"! :D I'm amazed that anyone would read my weirdness and come to check on me, if I don't post! I paid for not going to bed though... I woke up this am to Troy asking where Robby was cause they needed to be heading to the bus! Guess I was tired, I didn't hear anything!

Holly said...

No day is boring when you can get some good reading time in! Glad you're back!

Brooke said...

Welcome back! It's kind of scary to see how much we depend on our computers isn't it? I can't imagine going 20 + days without mine! But I KNOW I'd get a lot more done without it! As it is I try to limit myself. Even that's hard to do!

carrie & troy keiser said...

It's insane how we depend, rely on and can't hardly live without computers these days. Troy gets all of his bishopric meeting info through email and it was pretty tough having to go somewhere elsse just to find out it he had spiritual thought or get the overview of the meetings and times, it was him who finally broke down and brought up the subject to him Mom abt the extra computer they had. {Thanks goodness as I had nearly gone insane! :D}

Shellie said...

So glad you're back! Sounds like a "delightful" reprieve from bloggy land.

KATE said...

Fun Day! I love the routine of the every day life of a mom! It's good stuff!
You're brave to have extras. I hardly can handle my own!!
Glad you're back!!

Sherri said...

I've missed you...checked every day to see if you had returned.
Welcome back!

crystal said...

Yeah, BORRRRRRRING. I'd like to see someone with an "exciting" life cope with being a stay-at-home mom w/ 6 kids!!!!

Your day was so boring that I bet you had all kinds of time to yourself, just wondering what to do....

...hee hee. I'm so GLAD to hear someone else's day is much like mine!!! Chasing kids & makin' dinner. :)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Well, it is taking me a few days to get caught up on everyone, but it great to hear from all of you.
Crystal-- you make me smile!

Steph said...

So glad you are back! Are you all caught up on everyone yet? I think that would take a while...I'm not even caught up on everyone, and I haven't been gone! Glad you got some good reading time in though...I need some of that!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Steph- I'm about half way through my list.... by the time I get the top, I'll have to start over! {for some reason, I started at the bottom.... I'm getting there :)} night now it's too late for me, don't want to over sleep again! :D

Andrea said...

You mean after Tree Faerie gets older I'll actually have time to read again? I don't believe you! :)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Andrea- once in a while if you can stay awake long enough... I tend to fall asleep these days while reading! :-)

angie said...

I'm tired already. You were missed! Would have been here sooner but I was on vacation.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Angie- I'll have to go see how your vacation went!

Amz said...

What a day, what a day! I wish those were fewer and farther between! Glad you are back!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Amz- Yeah me too! Life is busy and then ya add kids to it and ... well... you know INSANE! :D