Saturday, February 26, 2011
Alternately titled "This may be the most embarrasing picture I ever post in the internet. EVER." Umm...if you are my husband please avert your eyes - I promise you are not coming home to this tomorrow.
I have been asked a few times how I do the 48 thing so often and keep it all together. Well, I don't. Keep it all together I mean. This is what my living rooms looks like the 2nd afternoon of a 48 - especially if it's over a weekend. Toys, piles of laundry (folded and unfolded), coats, shoes and a few dog toys. Yep, classy. We are ready to be filmed for an episode of hoarders. It will all be cleaned up by tomorrow when Peter gets home, floor will be vacuumed, laundry will be folded, toys will be put away. But while I am the only parent here, this is what has to give. Here's what we DID do today:
We had lemon cornmeal cake and eggs for breakfast.
I took two kids through Costco on a Saturday with nary a whine, complaint, warning or beg to buy something. (Is there an award for that? Because if not there should be)
I kept my cool when Miss E threw a toy for Ginger in the house and sent a glass flying and shattering all over the floor in the process
I ran on the treadmill and watched an episode of Long Way Round while I did that.
We went out to dinner at the kid's favorite restaurant.
I played about 30 games of Zingo Bingo.
We read some books.
I took several "tours" of the forts Mr. T built in his room.
And tonight, after the kids go to bed I will fold the laundry, wash the dishes and clean the floor. Tomorrow it will be good as new.