Today is one of those days. If I wasn't pregnant I might be having cocktails for lunch. Seriously. We didn't have a sitter this morning so I couldn't take Cormac to school. I got literally like 3 hours sleep last night. One would think with three kids it would be the children keeping me up. Not in this house. Duke had the runs all night and kept going in and out of the house. I mean he went outside every ten minutes.
Needless to say I finally fell asleep around 6am and the boys were up by 7am. Working on about an hours sleep is not so good.
The boys gave me a run for my money today. Most days are really a breeze. Where do I start? We headed out in the morning and had a great trip to Walmart. Not problems a few Tootsie Pops couldn't handle.
We get home and all I have to do is go to the bathroom. This sometimes turns into a luxury in my house. Well I get in the bathroom and I realize how QUIET the house is at the moment. QUIET = TROUBLE. Normally, it means they got into a cabinet and are secretyly shoving candy or cookies into their mouths. Annoying but not too bad. Well today was a little different. Apparently, Ciaran and COlin now know how to open the sliders to the back yard. Can you imagine? They were outside running in the yard. I know, horrible. But the yard is enclosed and they can't get out. BUT it was freezing and their is snow everywhere. THANK GOD they still had their boots on from just coming in the door. They didn't have coats. Let's just say they got in a little bit of trouble for that one.
I say go upstairs and watch TV. I figure this will give me a second to get my bags unpacked. Next I hear uncontrollable laughter. Cute and all but sounded a little suspicious to me. Next thing I know poor Duke comes running down the stair looking a little shiney and smiling like oranges. Apparently, I left the Orange Glow Wood cleaner on my dresser and Cormac and Colin decided the dog needed a cleaning. I rescue Duke, clean him off and send him downstair. He happily complies.
Next thing I hear is a loud CRASH. Followed by "mommy help me" from Cormac. They somehow managed to knock to the TV down. It didn't hurt anyone and I know it could have killed one of them easily. It is now rigged so they can't get to it.
DId i mention this all happened within about a 1/2 hour window? Don't call child services on me yet. THis is not a typical day. I have now child proofed the sliders, rigged the TV and will try to remember to put away the Orange Glow. But trust me, with these three minds working collectivly they are bound to find some other mischief to amuse themselves.
Where is the Spring??? I NEED TO GET THEM OUT IN THE YARD OR TO THE PARK! We still go out every morning but it's not the same. They don't get to exert enough energy. Soccer is awesome on Fridays for this purpose. I think they need to be enrolled in another activity for my sanity! But it's hard because Cormac has his therapy three days a week.
I try and occupy their time but the number of hours in the day outweigh the activites. Let's see in one day we usually do Play Doh, Aquadoodles, painting, reading, building with legos, coloring. We play hide and seek. We are now playing some games on the computer. Anyone have any amazing things to occupy their time? Free time equals mischief in this house.
I am tired from writing this post and reliving the day. I need a nap!