Tuesday, February 28, 2012

not a good day

This is not shaping up to be a very promising day.

The baby was up 3 times before 3, then was up for an hour at 4:30. I could not wake up until after 8 when Rebecca asked to make breakfast. I told her there was frozen waffles she could cook. I guess my early morning mumbling was not quite clear, because she made pancakes... and quintupled the recipe... and left out the sugar... Seriously.

Then, while I was nursing the baby Nelson decided to makes some "concoctions." In our home we have a high esteem for Daddy's concoctions, but this was Nelson's first attempt. First he made cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar raisins. Then he mixed real honey, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar in another bowl (one can only assume that he meant to dip the raisins into the liquid).

People complain about the cost of gas, but have you priced honey per gallon lately?! Or PURE maple syrup?!

So, in addition to my already crazy day I now have to make some bread for Nelson's raisins to be rolled in to. And, since he used all the syrup, the kids used his liquid concoction for their pancakes without syrup. Crisis averted.

Meanwhile, Paul is getting ready to leave for a pastor's conference in St. Louis. I am not seething with jealousy, but I am border line. My parents are coming to help me with the kids. (And, yes, I DO need help with the kids!)

All of this before 9:30 a.m. ... These are the kinds of days that Mt. Dew was made for! Only, silly me, I was trying to quit. Why? I'm not sure. In my sleep-deprived state I cannot remember.

I am going to run to the convenience store for a caffeine fix. Seriously. Paul can spend his last hour with the kids directing them how to clean their concoctions off of the floor of the kitchen. I am off in search of liquid happiness.

Oh, and did I mention that the girls woke up at 3 when Paul got ready for work? Yes... and they stayed up. Happy day.


Thriftynestof7 said...

I will pray for you my friend!! Oh, how I so sympathize with you...

And I'm a coffee drinker! Love my caffeine. ;)


Mama in Uganda said...

I am so sorry. It sounds like grace and mercy are the only two thing that will get you through the rest of the day, and maybe a little help from "caffeine."

Blessings and patience,

MamaHen said...

Well, maybe they will all go to bed early tonight since they were up so early???? If they won't go early on their own I would just make them anyway. When Daddy is away you do what you have to do to keep the order and peace. And sometimes you just gotta put em to bed :)!