Monday, March 21, 2011
Sleep. Lots of sleep. Just what I needed. Rude awakening. After rolling out from under the soft lumpy down comforters, making the bed, pulling on some lazy day clothes and walking down the stairs, I found my children awake...and also unwell. But they were managing to go about their morning routine just fine. With a mother unconscious in bed, some things went by the wayside. Just a few.....Consciousness became a necessity! 1. Take dogs,who were sitting with their legs crossed,waiting to go out. 2. Feed dogs 3. Feed cats, who were circling my ankles and singing my praises 4. Take out garbage 5. Kitty litter out to garbage 6. Prepare garbage cans for pickup 7. Call sweet, exhausted and sick children to empty dish washer 8. Clear breakfast cereal bowls from sink...into dishwasher. 9. Carry clean laundry upstairs 10. Carry dirty laundry downstairs. Well, that was worth the extra sleep! Another day in paradise....my paradise. Tomorrow Grace and T.J. go back to school. Maybe I can play catch-up in paradise. Or collapse....after I get the rest of the laundry out of the dryer.
It's only been a few days...close to a week. Biff has had business out of town. No need to review all of the things that have gone a little topsy turvy since he pulled out of the driveway. No need to mention that we were all sick. No need. It might make me cry. Instead, I think it's time to laugh.
Biff is always missed when he travels.... for one night or three. Some friends say "Now that the kids are older, it's much easier when your husband travels" Some women say, "Oh, I love when my husband travels...it gives me some time to myself" Easy for them to say...that's all I say.
I'm only one person!
1. Toddler voices talking non-stop, not a grown up conversation to be had without interruption
2. Toddlers tossing cookies with no maintenence man to help me through the gagging.
3. Toddlers tantrums with no one to acknowledge that I hadn't beat my children, it was just a lollipop.
4. The only adult in the house with me was "Mr.Rogers"
5. Bath, Book, Bed Cozy time and tucking the little ones in bed.
1. Teenage voices talking and telling me why "it's not fair that ___________"
2. Teenagers, with flu-like symptoms practically ringing a bell to have popsicles, water delivered to them
3. Teenagers randomly stomping off because of something I've said...leaving me confused.
4. The only adult in the house with me is via computer or cell phone.
5. Time for bed and gathering/prying away computers, cell phones, i-Pods and all forms of technology.
Strange...some things never change. Biff and I always laugh because people say things like, "Oh....poor Biff...how does he do it? Travel is so exhausting." Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha.
After listening to the rough and random coughing throughout the night (mine included).... I decided to make the call to school health office. That's still the grown up call I don't like to make. Not so much because our kids are sick and must stay home........but because I still feel like a kid trying to fake it for the school nurse.
Now that I've been awake. for 2 hours....waiting to make the call....listening to my internal alarm clock....hearing the busses go by that are my morning time markers...1st bus...2nd bus....kids still sleeping.........it's time to collapse back into my cozy covers and get back to bed.