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Friday, January 23, 2009

Frantic Friday

Remember what I told you yesterday about the toddler being home sick and my plans being a little thrown off? Well, today was the same thing, which is why you haven't seen me around.

It's almost five o'clock and I am exhausted from entertaining and taking care of my youngest daughter. I took her to the pediatrician this morning because she woke up with a low-grade fever and besides the same symptoms she exhibited yesterday she was tugging on one of her ears.

I knew what that probably meant and since the weekend is coming I wanted to make sure. Not only does she have an ear infection, but she has one in both ears. Poor little thing. That on top of her cold.

She was a bit out of sorts this morning and she didn't want to eat anything I gave her so she fussed at me quite a bit like she's doing here. However that didn't stop her from "forcing" me to color, play toss, play babies and all kinds of other games she came up with. This included a game of "backpack," which involves her putting on her siblings' backpacks and walking around like she's about to go somewhere.
I tried to pretend I didn't know what she was saying here, but it was pretty clear: "Batpat. Batpat." Since I didn't want her to get upset I obliged and helped her into the backpack, but not before she inspected it to make sure she had everything:

Since her siblings are a bit bigger than her, she enjoyed letting the backpack slide off of her arms and pulling it back up.

She walked across the living room with her brother's backpack on (the one shown in the above pictures is her sister's) and promptly let it fall to the floor along with his vest she was wearing.



When I finally put her down for a nap I fell to the couch trying to remember what I was actually supposed to do. The only thing that dawned on me was that the younger kids are supposed to go with their father this weekend, and I wasn't finished packing. That made me remember that I didn't finish doing laundry so you can imagine what I'm doing right now. Uh, besides writing this post.

What I'm also doing is typing with one hand because Anna insists that I color with her, which is why I brought my laptop into the living room. I guess what we're doing is coloring because she doesn't want to use crayons - we have to use pens and pencils. Well, at least she's creative.

As soon as Amber's Calculus tutor leaves I will get Amber to take care of the kids (get their dinner and keep Anna from around my leg for a minute) so I can get their things ready for the weekend. I hate their things going back and forth, but they don't have enough stuff to leave in one place or the other so this is the way it is for now.

It's now almost eight o'clock and I'm just getting a chance to finish this post so that will give you an idea of what my day has been like. The house is empty and I have my feet propped up (on a rocking horse!) as I watch television, IM my BFF and enjoy a little surfing.

Although I have a lot to do this weekend, I am looking forward to sleeping late tomorrow and getting some things accomplished. What are your plans for the weekend?
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