Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Monday, February 22, 2010
I spent the first mile gagging and actually heaving a handful of times, trying not to puke all over myself. Good times!
But then to top it all off, for about the last two miles home I had to make a concentrated effort not to pee my pants. Have you ever tried to not pee your pants while running? Not easy. In attempt to make sure I don't put myself anywhere near dehydration, I made sure to drink enough before leaving. More than enough I guess.
I think my body is trying to send me a message. Something along the lines of "Hello! You're pregnant for the millionth time!"
Posted by Catey at 10:03 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Monday, February 15, 2010
Posted by Catey at 2:09 PM
Five years ago this little one joined out family.
Posted by Catey at 1:57 PM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My children each have a household chore daily. Not big things, but things that need to be done on a regular basis-especially when you have this many people in one house. These chores consist of a daily pick up/wipe down in the main bathroom, vacuuming the floors, emptying/loading the dishwasher, helping with one load of towels (wash/dry/fold/put away), and taking out the garbage. All roughly 5 minute jobs. 10 if you go slow.
Often while the kids are at school I'll give them a jumpstart. No, sadly it's not to be nice, it's for my own sanity. If the sink is so full of dishes that I can't find the bottom, I'll load the dishwasher and hand wash the big stuff so that they just have to put away. Or I'll get the towels through the washer and dryer so that they only need to be folded and put away.
Such was the case today.
The towels were sitting clean and fluffy (and still slightly warm) in the dryer. Waiting to be folded.
Child #2, the oldest boy, nearing 10 years of age is on laundry today.
I asked him, more than once to get his chore done this afternoon. He wanted to finish putting together his Valentine cards for school tomorrow. I told him that as soon as the towels were done, he could have at it.
And then he disappeared.
And I happened to walk in the laundry room.
The towels were no longer in the dryer.
But they were also not sitting on the couch in a laundry basket where the kids usually plunk them.
And then I noticed that the laundry that had been in the washer was now in the dryer. But the washer was not empty.
The lovely clean fluffy towels (that were all the childrens' towels by the way-yes they each have their own towels, by color), were staring at me through the big glass door of the washer.
I thought I must be mistaken. Maybe he had rounded up one more dirty load of laundry and in a saintly manner started a new load of laundry. There are after all two towels of each of the bright colors....
And so I sought out said child. He was in my room putting together Valentines.
And I dared to ask...."did you just take the clean towels and start the laundry over? After they have already been washed and dried?"
"uh-I didn't want to fold them right now."
Are you kidding me?!? *sigh* Thankfully he had forgotten to hit the start button, so they were just sitting there and not being rewashed yet, but seriously?!
I get the not wanting to fold issue. I have had clean laundry sitting in baskets in my room for two days. And actually half of it is folded, I just haven't bothered to put it away yet. Point being I understand! I don't like laundry any more than you do-and probably even less!
But c'mon-You couldn't just hide them behind the couch or something? Put them in a basket and leave them in the laundry room? Even take them down to your bedroom and hide them?
Points for attempting to find a way to get out of your chore, but work on your application of avoidance please.
Posted by Catey at 3:29 PM
I wonder what I would do with my wife's blog if I had the chance......
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Monday, February 8, 2010
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Friday, February 5, 2010
Posted by Catey at 2:13 PM