Friday, August 23, 2013

Around here–pt. 1


This last week was…intense.

Good moments, bad moments, yelling moments, crying moments, and mostly just the kind of tiring, satisfying, creativity-sucking intensity that being in the house all day every day with 3 little boys can bring.

(see above mentioned creativity-sucking for why I haven’t been blogging more.)

(honestly, right now I am fighting off the desire to just veg out in front of River Monsters on Netflix)


NEWLY UPDATED!  I am breaking this into parts!  And will tackle another post later!  I’m popping popcorn!!


So, part one of things going on around here:



I made the boys do some extra chores on Monday so that they could earn a trip to Pump it Up- an inflatable jumpy place- on Tuesday. (shhh! I had free passes already!) 

You may notice that this chart was slapped together on the back of an art project page that they rejected doing for more than 30 seconds (mosaic of an apple? Hello!! FUN!)

You may also notice what Joseph wrote on the bottom as a reminder to us all:


it reads “New No Kicking”

after we reminded him that ninja-kicking his little brother was neither kind nor pleasant.

Please note that this is NOT a “new rule”




- After the kids were all pumped up about Pump it Up, this happened on Monday night:


101.5 degree fever.

(spoiler alert!: He still has a fever right this very minute!  And he is awake and coughing  in his bed!)


-This is how Isaac felt the next morning:




And, I felt this way too!  I had a FEVER!! WAAAAH!


I’m sorry for my poor babies, of course, but me being sick is the WORST EVER because I have to go about my daily business of kid wrangling/household running (for some reason they still get hungry??) except I have to do it SICK!



(thanks to brian for the 1 hr nap though.  It really saved my bacon!)


(That may be the first time I have ever typed up that figure of speech?  Oh well, I’m going with it- because POPCORN IS ALMOST READY!!  Wheeee!!!)



- Those pictures of Isaac with his ears all glowing reminds me of THESE pictures of Isaac with his ears all glowing.




Waaah! My baby is sooo old!!




-From here on out, just assume that in every other picture/day that I am talking about Isaac is sick, okay?  Because it is true.




-Fluffy baby hair is good for what ails you.



His smells like Johnson and Johnson’s Head to Toe baby wash. 

AKA: Heaven.




- Once I decide to hunker down and ride out a sickness, all rules are off.

I declared Tuesday to be a “watch as many movies as you want” day, which Joseph was THRILLED about!

I eventually went back on that and instituted a few “Brain breaks”

and it still reminded me why we limit tv around here.




- It also means very little clean up


My playroom still looks about like this, actually







- This is how Samuel feels when he sees his brothers in a mask



but they are always good about showing him, “It’s just meeee, Samuel!!  Your big broooother!”






-Whew.  I’m panting!  What is this forming of sentences??

Too. many. words. and thoughts. not. involving. Ninjas.  must. shut….down….

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

i love Isaac's shirt :) hope he (and you) feel better soon. ha ha at least Samuel didn't react to masks the way that joseph did!