Tuesday, April 10, 2012

back to reality.

Well-- it was either Hubby would take Monday and Tuesday off and go back to work on Wednesday or he would take off Monday, work Tuesday, then take off again on Wednesday.

We chose the 2nd option thinking that it would break up the week more.

He also needed to get back to school to submit his 3rd quarter grades and put out assignments for his classes. I don't pretend to know what he does while at school, but at this point, I don't really care-- I just wanted him home with me!

And so it was, that when Jasper went fishing in a pee filled toilet bowl splashing like a human sprinkler and Ruby undid her diaper only to pee all over the boy's bedroom carpet, I was thinking why isn't he here with me?!

You'd think that with me and seven other sets of eyes, someone would've seen these crimes in progress and we could've put a stop to them, but no-- no one saw a thing until it was too late.

Did I mention the three kids with colds?

Amazingly, the kids did all their chores and I was able to shower before 9 am this morning.

The baby has been great in his nursing and sleeping and Parker saved the day by being an expert with the carpet cleaner. He's got it down to a science and was able to get the carpet shampooed faster than I could say, "Where's your Dad?!"

So by 3:40 pm this afternoon, when hubby walked in the door, all was in order. Toys were stowed, clothes were folded and put away, kids were napping, and I even had a smile on my face.

I can't wait till he returns to work on Thursday...ha!


Kim said...

You are too funny! Isn't it nice that you had the older kids at home so that Parker could save the day with the cleaner?

The baby is adorable, congratulations again!

thechattymommy said...

I still can't believe you were able to take a shower!
You've got this!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Just remember to rest as much as you can! I always felt wonderful after I gave birth and I wouldn't rest when I should have, and it would catch up with me! Parker is a great helper, and it sounds like everyone is doing their chores etc....enjoy the baby moon! What a darling little man you have!


Kalle said...

Your positivity Rocks! Enjoy new baby and having your husband home today.

Tesha said...

Heeee I am cracking up about Jasper. Joseph has done the same, I thought it was plumbing genes or something. I am glad I am not the only one this seriously disgusting slip up has happened to. I love the pic of you and River.

Shannon said...

Those things always happen when our husbands aren't home and hardly ever when they are :) Love how positive you are :) River is so handsome and you look great after just having a baby! Enjoy your dear family, I love reading your blog :)

Marla Grace said...

You are so funny! Amazing I wonder how I will manage when I have number seven! You amaze me!!!!