Tuesday, April 28, 2009

it began good.......

The day, that is. It started out pretty well. We plugged along at school. We plugged along at school. We plugged along at school. I sat and sat and sat next to Junior Squirrel to ensure that he works. We eventually got through it all, with lots of breaks! Breaks as in taking time away from it, not as in breaking things!

Then Zach called quite alarmed about the Swine Flu thing. Apparently they had a briefing on it down there and were told to call their families and let us know all about it...not to go out unless we need to, wear a mask, etc. What's the whole deal with the 'officials' not wanting us to call it swine flu? Who cares? Obviously somebody termed it that...it is what it is! I'm really not concerned about it. I figure I rarely go out. I figure God's in control. I figure the media makes such a big deal out of what they want to make a big deal out of. But, I did get the sitter again and ran to get groceries. Just in case. So, my evening was spent at the store during dinner time, then trying to juggle putting groceries away, dealing with a fussy baby, getting the kids bathed, cleaning up the house...it was crazy. I just now finished eating MY dinner!

I am so tired of my kids NOT going to sleep. They're always up there monkeying around and just will NOT go to sleep! Well, Chatterbox does well, its those boys. They're going to make me pull all of my hair out. Tonight the pastor from the church I visited called and while I was on the phone with him the boys were so wild. I think they threw something downstairs (there was a big noise) so I went and grabbed their big ol' batmobile they got from the garage sale that was sitting at the bottom of the stairs and threw it outside! I'd had it! Can't I even have a conversation with this Pastor!?!?!?

I told my mom I wish she could come down for a bit while Zach's gone. That was my hope for my time in July (before I knew we had this 6 week stint). But she'll be going to Alaska in July so I won't get to have her help here! It sure would break up some of the everyday stress for the next how many weeks! Man, even though we'd still have school to do I imagine things would be so much smoother with her here helping!

I feel like all I do is whine here lately. It is SO hard being the ONLY parent to 4 kids ALL DAY LONG!!!!! It's not like I ship them on the school bus in the morning and have 8 glorious hours to myself! I know God will supply me the strength to get through it. I can't even think of what else to say as I continually hear one little boy up there who needs a good whipping. Going to go take care of that now...

4 comments:

Darlene said...

Just hang in there, you can do it. Wait until I see those kids, I will have a talk with them! Not a spanking because after awhile you keep giving them that it doesn't work. And they sure don't need a beating! I know you don't do that, I am not saying you do.

Kim said...

Hang in there Jamie. All boys are like that. I know when my boys shared a room, they would keep each other up. I know its hard, and you can't separate them because they have to share a room. If it's really bad for you. Maybe try having one go to sleep upstairs in their bed and keeping the other one on your couch or your bed till they both fall asleep then carry him into his own bed. Sounds crazy, but may get rid of your bedtime headache. I know I hate hearing about this swine flu. I panick about everything but really need not to. They always find something or some new thing and yes make a big stink about it. First it was bird flu, then west nile virus, and probably more that I can't remember. There will always be something.

DDK23 said...

Agree with you on the Swine Flu thing.
Hang in there, I will keep you in my prayers for strength why Zach is away. It has to be rough to deal with 3 kids, a baby and a puppy all by yourself, I can only imagine.
You are probably doing better than you realize:-)

I am OK said...

Everything will be okay. You are doing great.

Have you tried bribery with the kids? LOL -a well placed bribe works wonders for my little guy... Granted there is just one of them. (once in a while I have to take the easy way :P) )