If you are not on Facebook, then you didn't see my status Monday night when I posted about Ava eating dark brown sugar straight from the box. She was covered in it and incredibly sticky. Probably wouldn't have been so bad if I weren't at work and Charles needed to leave the house in 10 minutes to take the boys to karate. To top it off, when he did put her in the tub, she had pooped in her diaper and a "piece" fell between her toes...got squished...yeah - I was glad I was at work!
On my way home from work that night, I was pulled over by the ever-so-observant Collierville police because I had a headlight out (Charles' car). No ticket - just a warning. I told him a security guard at work had told me about it and I was going to be getting it fixed. Didn't tell him that the security guard told me that a week ago.....
Next morning -- usual chaos getting the boys up & out the door...then getting the girls and their lunches ready for MDO. Get there (they go to First Assembly) - and Charles tells me Zachary is in his office -- sick with a fever and headache...nice. First thought was flu (fever, headache, and sudden onset are symptoms), but I took him to my work and he was negative -- whew! He's still not feeling well and running a temp - not sure what's going on, but it will have to run its course.
I go to the dentist....the machine they use to polish your teeth went out after the girl had already cleaned my top teeth. She then proceeded to clean my bottom teeth...with a toothbush. Now I know how Sarah & Ava feel when we go after them with a toothbrush! Oh - and on top of that, I had some sort of cavity or something -- I don't even remember what they called it, but it is something that will have to be "filled". Doesn't hurt....won't have to be drilled...whatever.
Next I go to Wal-Mart....was really pumped because I picked up some fried okra from the deli....then I was bummed when I got home and it tasted like it had been cooked 6 hours prior to my arrival...bleh!
Go to pick up the rest of the kiddos from MDO/school....Sarah & Ava are terrors...they always are after they come home on "school" days. I'm seriously thinking about taking them out. It isn't worth my sanity!
Josh talks me into going to Great American Cookie Co. on the way home. I pick up cookies for everyone and then when I get home I realize my "free" cookie didn't make it into the bag....grrr!
The girls continue on their rampage all afternoon...ready to pull my air out! Nothing satisfies them!
Charles comes home and then goes back outside to attempt to change the headlight. You have to understand that in his car, this is no easy feat! You have to get to it thru the wheel-well...major ordeal. Anyway - 5 minutes after he goes outside the phone rings. I was dealing with Ava and knew someone answered it -- cut to the chase -- Charles had busted in the garage and couldn't get up so he used his cell phone to call us to come help him! Not a good memory -- the last time someone fell like that, 911 was called....I drove up to find an ambulance and fire truck in my driveway....makes me shudder! He was okay though...very sore, but okay.
We come inside and while trying to pry my daughters out of the refrigerator, I'm pretty sure I broke my pinky toe on said refrigerator. I'm going to x-ray it when I go to work tomorrow. It is sporting some beautiful shades of blue and purple...unlike the pretty pink one on the other foot!
Sarah and I start to butt heads over a potty training issue. She is doing GREAT...but she will NOT poop in the potty. She knows she gets a huge treat when she does, but something about it scares her...she says her "booty hurts"...yet put a diaper on her and she has no trouble. Sigh..
At that point, I told everyone to pick their favorite cereal for dinner. I had no energy to fix the veggies and baked fish I had originally planned. Afterwards, it was baths/showers/bed for all little people. I was never so happy to see 9:00 come!
So anyway...see what I mean? These kinds of things go on all the time! Now you understand when I can't remember things....lots of things! My brain never gets a rest! It's crazy over here! It's not all bad....when I was giving the girls a bath (separately), Ava is singing "Jesus Loves Me" and Sarah is singing "I'm In The Lord's Army". Even in all the chaos, I know I am blessed. I can kiss and hug my family, and they can kiss and hug me back. We are all safe under one roof. I am not promised that tomorrow or the next day I can say that, but for tonight I can -- and I plan on making the most of it. I don't want any regrets because I don't know what tomorrow will bring. :-)