Who ever thought that being a Mom would be boring, trivial, mundane, etc?!!! Only the world! I, on the other hand, think it’s one of the biggest, craziest, zaniest, silliest, wildest adventures of life!
For example, my morning consisted of getting three boys ready to head out the door by 8:30 a.m., doing the “sniff” test for dirty diapers before leaving, changing a “blow out”, dropping Will off at pre-school at 9:00 a.m., getting a quick $6.99 hair cut, arriving at 10:02 a.m. for ladies’ Bible study, leaving by 11:15 a.m., picking Will up at 11:30 a.m., heading home to feed three boys lunch and myself as an after thought, packing up the boys again at 1:00 p.m. or a little later, arriving by 1:30 p.m. at Budget Rentals for returning the rental car, trying to pay for the car while one boy is turning off lights, the other boy is grabbing brochures and the baby is drooling on brochures, waiting for them to give us a ride back, trying to buckle in two boys and then seeing the other boy climbing the door, grabbing him from disaster, buckling him, finishing the other two, getting home, unlocking the house and unloading stuff, then returning to unload the baby, putting him in the house, making sure gates are up and doors are closed, going back out to unbuckle the two older boys, unbuckling them and sending them to the porch (don’t trust them in the house by themselves), trying to unbuckle car seats that are jammed into the back of a car, hearing an exclamation from the driver, seeing my one son on the road, grabbing him and giving him a firm rebuke, grabbing the other son and buckling him on the porch in the one unsecured car seat, looking over my shoulder constantly to check on other boy while trying to unbuckle other car seats, catching my one son climbing the porch railing to the ceiling, running and grabbing him, buckling him into a car seat, trying to release safety latches on last car seat that are not designed for easy removal, seeing my one son getting out of his car seat on the porch, finally getting the car seat loose, getting the two boys inside along with three carseats while at the same time constantly picking up Luke who is crawling outside every time the door opens, feeling very tired at this point, getting all three boys upstairs after administering corrections, trying to “juggle” getting all three boys down at once for naps while nursing and changing diapers and getting them to go potty, getting them down, answering the phone, coming back to check on boys, finding them out of their beds, beds completely devoid of bedding, Drew sitting on Will’s bed with the mattress pad protector wrapped around his throat, Will sitting in a poopy Pull-up, cleaning up the messes, taking care of boys, heading back downstairs, grabbing a water, calling a lawyer (not over the boys), calling a lady from the Bible study group to look for my missing Bible, heading to bed for a much needed nap, getting up, starting dishes, getting stuff together for the wedding this weekend, waking the boys up from their naps, working on feeding Luke, fixing supper, working on dishes some more, feeding boys, playing games with the boys, giving Will a hair cut, giving all three boys a bath, nursing Luke, getting the boys down for bed, heading downstairs at 9:30 p.m., calling to say my memory verse for this week to my partner, cleaning up the kitchen at 9:50 p.m., packing Jonathan’s lunch for tomorrow, vacuuming the family room and kitchen at 10:30+ p.m., and finally sitting down to blog at 10:45 p.m. Now, I hear Jonathan is finally home! The life of a working man and grad. student! It’s off to bed to prepare for another busy day. I love my bed!!! 🙂