Jan 20, 2011

Reality Bites

While I would like to pretend that I can easily manage three children, sew a large wholesale order, make all of my appointments, cook four course meals for the kids while holding a baby and keep the house in top tip shape at all times and have fresh baked cookies on the counter for visitors who pop over all the time...in truth....reality bites.

So in the spirit of being real....here is what I am working on. Eight loads of laundry, people. Mostly folded, but now I have the dreaded chore of putting them away. Oh, and did I mention all three kids are sick with the flu and fevers yesterday and today? Tessa had the worst of it first, so she is mostly over it while the other two are laying around lethargic still. She still has a streaming nose which makes her a little slime ball most of the time. The worst part about kids having the flu is the incessant amount of whining and crying I hear. My nerves are shot. It makes a woman want to pull her hair out and flee the house screaming like someone released from the mental institution.
This the whole central area of my living room floor. I have another HUGE pile in our room of clothes that need to be hung up in closets.

I am proud of the fact that I do have some fresh baked cookies on the counter though and the dishes are done. Just don't look at the rest of my house. Baby steps here, people. Baby steps.

And Yippee! Tone finished the first part of his training with flying colors and is coming home in one hour. He will be home for a day before he has to go back for the rest of his training. Hey, I'll take what I can get. I'm just happy he's home. I'm thinking it's a "put the kids in bed early night" and cook our own nice dinner just for us. Maybe a movie. No sewing. Not a bit. It's a well-deserved break.

If we can manage to step around the laundry and the random piles of toys laying around...

1 comment:

  1. Loved the ant story...too funny!

    I'm sorry all the kiddos are sick and you're not alone with all that laundry piled up...mine's the exact same way, but the sad part is that there are only two of us. I would totally come help you out for a day/week/whatever if we lived in CA!

    Enjoy your time with the hubby!