Hello, my name is Kristy, and I am a mother.

I think there should me Mother's Anonymous meetings. I can work on my 30 day chip for not yelling, maybe my 90 day chip for going with the flow... Heck, I don't care what I work towards as long as it gets me the hell out of this house!

I should have rolled over and gone back to bed this morning...

Macy woke up 3 times last night, this shouldn't surprise me because she has done this the last 4 nights.

None of the kids woke up on their own like normal.

Andy was in one of his fabulous moods.

Cooper spilt his milk & cereal.

Buffy was whiny.

Chloe had an attitude.

Mom called to tell me she needed me to take them, no big deal. We left a few minutes later than normal, but we are always early so I wasn't worried. We pick up Joe, and I realize I forgot some papers that have to be turned in today, and Buffy & Cooper forgot their lunches. By the time we head back out, I am panicking that we are going to be late. We got there in the nick of time.

Macy begins to cry because there is no one in the car to keep her occupied, no biggie, I'm used to it. The bad thing is she decides to fall asleep a few blocks away from home, why is this bad? Because she does not stay asleep whenever I get her out of the car. Nice little catnap.

I head in to start making cupcakes for Chloe & Andy's class. Macy cooperates for a while. I can only find one of my pans, so it is going to take a while.

While I am frosting the 3 pan, Macy decides to flip out of the Bumbo, and does a face plant on the table(I am happy it wasn't all the way to the ground). Macy's 1st goose egg.

By this point Macy is beyond tired, so I put her in her crib. I finish frosting and go to check on her. She is straddling the crib bars, and asleep. I worry about her, and wonder if any child has ever broke their legs in their sleep, because they are tangled in the bars. I worry what it will look like when I take my 7 month old into the ER with a goose egg & bruise, and a broken leg, so I decided to gently move her.

She wakes up, and flips out. I put her binky in and go take my shower.

I am looking forward to bookclub tonite, I love having a night away, with NO children. I'm even psyched to go Visiting Teaching these days.

Don't get me wrong, I adore my children. If I were given the chance to go back and do it all over again, I would. These days are one in a million, most of the time I just laugh it off. Today I decided to post it, so you could feel good about your days. There is some humor in it, you have to admit.

Even after everything, I am looking forward to Macy waking up, I love how she snuggles when she first wakes up, I love hearing her talk to herself in the crib. I am looking forward to surprising Chloe & Andy with the cupcakes, that this morning I told them there was no way I would be able to do it. I can't wait to hear about Cooper's day, and listen to him & Joe play in the back of the car on the way home(I'm usually the commander). I can't wait to see Buffy's red hair shining on the playground as I wait for Coop to get out of class. It's all good. Now after writing this, I am laughing about my morning. Some people can't handle it. I just let it roll off my shoulder, but only because I know that every once in a while I get to leave. Yea for bookclub!

If you want to join my M.A. Group, let me know!


Karen said...

If you save me a cupcake I will join M.A. with you. If the cupcake is made with Funfetti cupcake mix I will babysit Macy for you while you go get a mani-pedi.

liz said...

ok you totally crack me up. I am nowhere near you in number of kids and feel that same desire to get the heck out of the house alone.

I am glad you have your book club. When I was in a book club I always hoped the food would be good. But even if it wasn't I was happy to sit and listen to everyone else talk about the book, even if I didn't finish it.

Jeanette said...

Funny! I had trouble just getting Owen out the door for Preschool this morning. We'll see how I handle things when I've got more kids!

Also-I don't really know blog et-i-cut (Or how to spell that word apparently) for people commenting on blogs, so you commented on my asking how I got the three-column layout, and I commented back on my blog, but I don't know if you saw it, so I'll mention it again here. The website is threecolumnblogger.com and he just walks you through the steps for editing your specific template. It was super easy it's all cut and paste and it took like maybe 15 min. Hope that helps!

Harry Beeson said...

I love reading your blog because you post normal life on here. I have these days all the time & ironically still love my job too. Keep up the good work! Janae

Sheri said...

I want to join!

thanks for posting about your day...it makes my life seem normal :)