Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tired, tired and more tired

4:23 am
Prince: cough, cough, sniffle
Mom: go get a tissue and I will help you blow your nose (Yes he is almost seven, but the boy HATES to blow his nose and wouldn't if I didn't make him. )
Prince: (after we have taken care of the nose) can I sleep in your bed?
Mom: okay, get in

Prince: Cough, cough My nose is running
Mom: go get a tissue and I'll give you some cough medicine

Mom spills cough syrup on her pants, feet and floor

Return the prince to his bed after I clean up my mess and change my clothes
The bulldozer makes noise when the Prince walks into his room

Prince: Mom, I am still coughing (He is right in front of my face)
Mom: you'll be fine here get in bed with me
(as I roll over I realize that I didn't quite clean my foot good enough so up I walk into the bathroom to wash my foot)

Prince: Mom, I can't sleep. I want to go read my cub scout book
Mom: No, it's too early, go to sleep.

Mom rolls over again only to realize that the other foot is still sticky, so up to clean it.
Prince: my nose is running
Mom: go get a tissue
Prince: the floor is sticky in here where you spilled the cough medicine
Mom: Okay thank you, I'll take care of it later
Brad gets up to use the restroom
Noise coming from the boys room
everyone back in bed

Prince: Mom, I can't sleep
Mom: take a deep breath and let it out slowly, do that 3 times.

Brad's alarm goes off he pushes the sleep button

6 am
Brad gets up and now the boys are crying
Mom fetches a bottle and feeds the munchkin while the bulldozer cries.

Brad leaves for work
Bulldozer empties toy buckets in the boys room while Mom lays on their bed

Princess wakes up. first thing said"I don't want to be asleep anymore"
Prince wakes up. first thing said "Did I miss anything??"
Boys were already awake so we all emerged into the living room to begin our very fabulous day
which started with the munchkin throwing up- he is teething and can't stand the pain.

I set the timer for 5 minutes and told the two big kids they had to be dressed, faces washed, teeth brushed before the timer dinged. If they weren't ready they were leaving the house as is. ( they had already been asked to get ready and didn't listen.) Well the timer worked so well. When it went off the prince said "My shoes aren't on-can I put my shoes on?" Princess said the same thing. I told them that the shoes not being on was fine. I was amazed that they did it. I did not have the energy to discuss anything this morning.

I nurse coming today at 10am-6pm to help with the boys. (It's respite care) and Brad has school today but he got off work today at 8:45 so he is here for a little while. I do have parent teacher conference today and the princess has dance lessons this afternoon. I think we will make it though.


Holly said...

Oh my gosh Kristen. I'm hoping you can fit a cat nap in there somewhere today and if not then I pray you have energy to make it through :)

Becky said...

I don't know how you do it? Mom needs to take deep breaths too! Hang in there!

Genny said...

I'm so sorry hun. It would all seem so much more bareable if sleep wasn't an issue too! I'll pray that you make it through the rest of the day!

brossettelewis said...

And these are the days we are going to look back and cherish... at least that's that "they" say. Sorry, tomorrow's got to be better.

Cris said...

You poor thing! We all can somewhat sympathize with ya! Sending love mama!

Cherish Every Moment said...

I need a nap after reading that. You're Wonder Woman... I don't know how you do it. My favorite part about that blog was:
6:00- Brad wakes up
6:20- Brad leaves for work
Ooooh... to be a boy! No makeup, no hair drying, no fuss! ;) Take care!