Wow, my very first blog. I have NO IDEA what to say...and it's funny, but I have SO MUCH to say at the same time! I really don't know if I should just blog about scrapbooking, or if I should blog about my scrappy life, or both....I guess that Is gonna be my first question that I ask of anyone that reads my posts.
I guess I'll start my blog with what kind of week I had. OMG....can you say hectic? Jordyn started kindergarten, Jacob started 6th grade, and I'm watching 2-3 kids or more a day. Need I say more? My morning starts at 5:30 when I wake up and take a shower. Then I wake up hubby and get him out of bed and into the shower. I get about 10 seconds to myself, before I have to make lunches for school, and have to wake the baby up. Then Ian (the 7 month old I babysit for comes) Shortly after Ian, Maddie comes. All madness breaks loose after I send Jacob off to school. Jordyn is so obsessed with school, that she waits by the door for HOURS (I kid you not) with her backpack on, asking every 10 minutes HOW MUCH LONGER till it's time to go to the bus stop. (can you say...CALGON TAKE ME AWAY?) this isn't just a one time thing, either...it's every single day that she does this. So for the next few hours, I'm giving breakfast to the babies and Jordyn, changing poopie diapers, giving naps, and trying to clean up messes. At 10am, I take Jordyn, along with Jadyn and the babies I watch out to the bus stop a block away. (can I just TELL you how freakin hot it's been this week? Can you say....hot enough to fry an egg on my ass?) IT was about 107 today....109 yesterday...and when the bus is late, it's REALLY late! So I stand there with Jordyn in the heat, and she's saying "how much longer till the bus gets here?" over and over and over again, while the babies are whining to get out of the stroller, and I'm dripping sweat (sounds like a lovely day so far, huh!)
Once the bus (thank GOD) picks up Jordyn, we go back home and I get Ian down for a nap. Then I ATTEMPT to get Jadyn (my 17 month old ) down for a nap. This usually takes between 1 and 2 1/2 hours, and sometimes is not successful at all! (something's gotta give) At this point I'm at my wits end, and am ready to call cps on myself, and have to take a breather (thank God I don't drink, cause this would be the time) I usually give up, and go downstairs and try to relax, but by this time, Ian has woken up from his nap cause of Jadyns crying, and I have to give them all lunch. Jadyn loves to throw her leftovers all over the floor, so I'm sweeping up CRAP at least 3 times a day (isn't parenthood lovely?)
After lunch, we play for a bit, and then guess what? It's time to pick up Jordyn again (fun!) I pile all the kids into the stroller AGAIN, and head out into the heat AGAIn, and wait for the always late bus AGAIN. Jordyn gets home, and she's instantly...well...herself. Yelling at me, telling me she hates me, demanding snacks, STEALING snacks, hitting me if she doesn't get MORE snacks, and torturing her sister. The next two hours after she gets home I could write a whole novel on, so I'll just leave it as hell in the household. Jacob gets home next, and Jordyn proceeds to antagonize him. Ian goes home at 5ish, and then guess what...I get to rest! NOTTTTT!!! Then I get to make dinner for everyone (and you KNOW you can't please everyone) so I pretty much have to make dinner for each individual person (see insanity in the dictionary)
After dinner, I clean up, put things away, and give the kids their baths. I make sure they have clean clothes for the next day (which usually means doing laundry) and get the kids ready for bed. It takes me until 9:30-10 to get Jadyn to sleep. Once she is asleep, I'm usually asleep seconds after her.;......why am I telling you all this, you may ask?
#1-so u understand that it's NOT YOU that I'm stressed with when I answer the phone
#2-if my emails sound bitchy, it's just cause I have two seconds to breathe to write them
#3-cause I'm hoping for a pity party
#4-cause I'm really good at putting all my shit out on the table for everyone to see
and last but not least, to explain the TITLE of my blog "My SO CALLED SCRAPPY LIFE"
when, you ask, do I get time to scrap? I'll take any second I can get and when I do....I RUN with IT!!