I've been processing paperwork, doing research on the Internet, going through email, doing laundry and taken care of the children. I started all of this around 9 a.m. this morning and I started to get a little tired around 2 or so. The three younger children were napping and the teenager was out, and I thought it was the perfect time to take a shower and wash my hair.
My teenager was so nice (yes, I'm being a little sarcastic) to keep me company while I sat at my desk trying to get some work done. The toddler was so kind as to run back and forth to tell me the same thing over and over again. Aren't they sweet?
As soon as I IM'ed Frankie and told him I was about to move away from the desk one of my little people strolled in. It was my 4-year-old daughter. She's pretty reliable when left to her own devices (alone!) and she decided to color while I showered.
I went in the bathroom, got the water to the perfect temperature, stepped in and was about to say, "Ahhhhh" when the 4 year old opened the bathroom door: "I need to boo boo."
It was a momentary interruption, but a reminder that I shouldn't take a long lingering shower, but focus on what I was supposed to be doing. And, the number one priority was taking care of the children.
My little miss went back to coloring and I was able to finish my shower in peace. Afterward I was relaxed enough to continue with the mounds of paperwork, the mountains of never ending laundry and the noise of four children home for a long weekend.
The best part right now is I'm about to goof off a little and watch the season finale of Criminal Minds that I recorded on the DVR. If you've watched it already don't tell me what happened. :)