Thursday, April 17, 2008

My night last night went like this...

Here is a 12 hour segment of my life with 4 kids. I admire all of you who have husbands gone for weeks at a time. I don't think I would have any sanity left if I had to do this alone everyday. Crazy!


6:30pm George leaves for Scouts
6:45pm Start bathing kids out of necessity, we had pancakes and syrup for dinner...Levi first, Sam and then Natalie
7:00pm Baby Seth wakes up and screams while kids are still bathing.
7:08pm Finish bathing kids and realize Sam can't go to bed immediately because all of his bedding is in the laundry and he has no PJs. Run downstairs to get bedding and reassure Levi that Seth won't die from crying.
7:15pm Put Sam's bed together and get him down to sleep. Seth is still screaming...and so is Levi by this point (he is trying his hardest to pacify Seth)
7:20pm Get Natalie dry and dressed.
7:22pm Run downstairs, get Seth and Levi and bring them upstairs to get them to stop crying.
7:25pm Realize Natalie's hair needs to be dried and it is a 2 handed job. What do I do with Seth?
7:27pm Learn that Seth LOVES the sound of the hair dryer:)
7:35pm Kids are in bed (not asleep...it's way too bright in there!)
7:36pm Rinse dishes and load as many as possible before Seth starts screaming again.
7:40pm Send Natalie back up to bed and tell her if she had her eyes closed, it wouldn't be so bright in there!
7:45pm Feed Seth while reading Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy happy and calm baby for a while.
8:45pm George comes home to a quiet house, lucky boy!
9:00pm American Idol!! Finally, America got it right!!!!
9:45pm Feed Seth again and watch Daddy play with Seth. I love this!!!
11:00pm Ask George if I can leave the baby and go to bed, to which he says yes.
11:30pm Finally, get into bed with lights out.
11:48pm George brings baby up to eat...I am completely disoriented and try to convince George that I just fed him:)
12:24 am Back to bed...no husband yet...he was still working on his book on the computer.
2:45am Seth cries as I pry myself out of bed, freezing because all of our windows are open
3:22am Back to bed.
4:45am Rudely awakened by a Harley driving through our bedroom!!! Oh wait, that's just the neighbor across the street going to work. Who goes to work at this hour in the morning...and why, oh why, would you start your ridiculously loud Harley at 4:45am and not think it might wake up the entire neighborhood? Don't Harley's have a quiet setting??? Argh.
4:50am Lay awake being mad at the neighbor but trying to get over it because he's a really nice guy:)
6:45am Seth is up again. Nurse on one side and he falls asleep on me and we sleep in the recliner until 8am when we wake up to Sam screaming. And then, the day begins....

1 comment:

Debbie, Lee, Rachele and Kenny said...

WOW!!! sounds fun...okay not really but it seems you have a handle on it. I bathe the kids together to cut back on the nightly activities. Because some I leave at 5:15am. So I can feel your frustations.