Monday, September 21, 2009

One Hour

7pm 

1.  Arrived home to the Trenches from work.  (Tonight is one of my late nights, but I drove instead of taking the train, so I got home at 7 instead of 7:30.) 

2.  Relieved Danny-911 of his Manny duties.  (He was covering last minute because Hubby had an impromptu work dinner.)

3.  Put down purse and kicked off heels.

4.  Hugged Middle and Baby, who had just come down from baths.

5.  Inquired whether Eldest's homework was done.

6.  Checked said homework.  Pointed out one wrong answer for Eldest to correct.  Trust me, son, I'm pretty sure that 7 + 4 does not = 12.  No matter how much you try to argue with me.

7.  Sorted through school papers, making appropriate oohs and aahs over coloring and letter-writing prowess.

8.  Sorted mail.  Handed off a toy catalog to Baby.

9.  Picked up various toys and shoes and threw toys in playroom, shoes on stairs.

10.  Got Middle a brownie and Baby a freeze-pop for dessert.

11.  Wiped off excess spaghetti draped on sunroom table.  Made a note to self that that was what Uncle Dan cooked for dinner, apparently.

12.  Contemplated eating.  Promptly forgot.

13.  Wiped up fresh trail of brownie crumbs.

14.  Put dry pots and pans away.

15.  Rinsed dirty dishes and started dishwasher.

16.  Went upstairs and changed into pajamas.

17.  Closed bedroom shades in boyz' rooms.

18.  Hung up 3 wet towels.

19.  Went back downstairs to melodious sounds of 3 boyz fighting over toy catalog.  Refereed.

20.  Went in sunroom to watch TV with the boyz.

21.  Refereed Eldest's and Middle's bickering over what to watch.

22.  Threatened Middle with bed if the whining didn't stop.

23.  Followed through, and dragged escorted a hysterical, overtired Middle to his bed.  (But not before he peed and MISSED THE TOILET while I watched, frozen in horror as the urine hit the wall.  Don't ever let me ponder why my bathrooms always seem to smell like piss.)

24.  Cleaned up pee off the bathroom wall and floor.

25.  Went back downstairs.

26.  Sarcasticly wondered if Hubby was enjoying his nice steak dinner.  (Yes, even my thoughts are tinged with sarcasm.)  (It's a gift.)

27.  Browsed the new J. Crew magazine and stared at overpriced clothing on waiflike models while Eldest and Baby watched SpongeBob educational programming.

28.  Vowed to keep Shredding.  Damn J. Crew models.

29.  Escorted remaining 2 tired boyz upstairs.  (Middle was already asleep.)

30.  Read a chapter in Eldest's book with him, taking turns reading pages aloud while Baby tried on Eldest's Bruins jersey.

31.  Gave kisses to Eldest and turned lights out.

32.  Tucked Baby in bed with kisses.

33.  Went back downstairs at 8pm.

34.  Blogged this.

31 comments:

Yaya said...

OH gosh, I think I got a headache just reading about your evening...

Ashley said...

Dude! That would have totally taken me at least an hour and five minutes.

Jen said...

now that is what I call a productive night.

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

The life of a working mom...it's exhausting, isn't it?

Becky said...

Why Oh Why can't they get it IN the pot!

One of life's mysteries....

workout mommy said...

damn, you got more done in an hour than I usually get done in an entire day!

amanda said...

dude u r a bad a@@

just reading this made me tired.

Michele Renee said...

I can so relate. Just wait till it's (7 + 4) x 4 - 1 x (32/4)

KK said...

Yikes, go eat!

Patois said...

So it sounds like you've got your crack catalog and the kids have theirs.

Lolly said...

That sounds exhausting. My evenings are like that too. Once hubby gets home from work all hell breaks loose. We have a routine for Peanut's evening and trying to maintain it most nights just creates chaos.

parentingBYdummies said...

All that junk only took you one hour?! Can you come over to my house tonight at, around 7, and see what you can do over here. Or, you could just send the Manny. That would be great, thanks. Oh, you need my address? Okay. It's 111 Stop Screaming St., Sucktown, MD. See you @ 7!

Monnik said...

Wow - that makes me tired just reading it! Hope you got some dinner in! You'll need some fuel to do the Shred. I'm two days in and can't move.

Pam said...

A woman's work is never done!

Dorothy said...

Can't believe you did all that in one hour. What a great brother you have.

Stesha said...

And then you get to repeat it the next day!

I think my boys aim for the wall and not the toilet. It must be the latest new game or something:)

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Suburb Sierra said...

Heels? Right there you won an award from me. At my house, those are reserved for fancy dinner dates and we haven't had one of those in years...

In homes across America we all have our One Hour and it was great how you captured the current definition of Mommy for so many of us!

Tonya said...

Busy, busy, busy!

AZ Mommy said...

Okay the peeing on the wall cracked me up. C thought it would be fun to pee on a.) magazine b.) in the trashcan and c.) in the shower stall while he was standing outside of said shower stall.
Someone please explain to me the joy of peeing on things for boys?!

Pollyanna said...

I can't remember what happened five minutes ago, let alone what happened in the last hour.

Isn't being a mommy grand? Sarcasm is an AWESOME gift :)

Kathy B! said...

How are you not medicated and able to coherently type?! I would've been good until the peeing on the wall thing. I think that's why God gave me four girls. He knew just how much I can take...

WhisperingWriter said...

My husband insists that Spongebob is educational TV.

Kaibee said...

Woah!! mommyhood can be a test at times!
Dropping from SITS to say hi!

Amanda said...

I heard that new J Crew is the bees knees. Good luck with Shredding girl. You can do it.

Blessings-
Amanda

Atlanta said...

Oh how I LOVE watching my son pee all over the floor and seat and wall. And then look at me and day "What?" like he didn't even notice. When are they old enough to clean pee off the floor? Im waiting for THEN. Maybe that will get him to aim right? sheesh!

Jennifer said...

There is something to be said about going to work in the morning and coming home and 'going to work' once you're there. ;-)

JennyMac said...

that is some agenda! Hope you are relaxing now. :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Underacheiver.

Seriously though - I think all houses with small boys smell of pee pee. Mine included.

Manic Mommy said...

Amazing, isn't it?

Is Danny 911 thinking of expanding his territory? He's a keeper!

Anonymous said...

35. Jug of WINE!!!

Maureen said...

Got to 23 and laughed out loud.... thanks for sharing the reality of the trenches.

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