January 22, 2014

My last 30 minutes

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , at 9:46 am by mottoblasco

  • Sit down to look at Pinterest (which lasts all of 20 seconds)
  • Andra tells me Jayna is poopy.  Go get her & see AJ’s butt cheeks, so he needs a diaper change too.
  • In a cheerful voice say “Diaper change!”  Jayna comes running signing ‘diaper’, AJ come running and just yells in my face.
  • Ignore him & walk her to the table, AJ follows yelling.  Remind him not to yell.  Change her, successfully.  Then while changing him, she climbs on the side of the changing table & he kicks her in the face.  Scold him & move on.
  • After done realize the diapers are still not put up from 2 days ago, put them away.  Decide to do the homemade wipes wash, grab it & go to the kitchen.
  • When in the kitchen grabbing stuff, I find a hand soap refill bottle I was looking for last week.  Decide to refill that too.  Get the soap out & I hear AJ hitting the vent w/ the big wooden whistle.  Go stop him so as not to wake my brother.
  • ~~Hang on ~~ insert “Mom, mom, mom, mom…” here
  • Hear Jayna on the table, turn to look…yup ON the table
  • Go get her down, notice there is spilled milk on the floor from AJ
  • Grab a napkin to wipe it up, in the background hear a stirring of my coffee cup
  • Turn to see Jayna ‘typing’ & stirring my coffee
  • Go get her down, clean up coffee all over desk(luckily it’s not on the computer)
  • Realize you never finished the soap & wipes wash…go try to finish.
  • While getting the soap you need from the bathroom, turn off 100 lights that the kids turned on and open curtains/blinds in 4 rooms.
  • While doing the soap & wipes wash I hear AJ banging on the floor when I investigate it he’s not just banging something on the floor, it’s a bowl…the contents of which are all over the floor around him.  His little sister is eating the smashed cereal he has dumped and is currently smashing.
  • Eventually I make it back to the kitchen to finish my 2 minute tasks that have now spanned 20 minutes easy.
  • Somewhere in the mix I changed clothes too…just not sure where, probably when I was opening the curtains
I feel like a character from Laura Numeroff’s books: “If you give a _________ a _________”
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August 12, 2010

Mutany!

Posted in The Blasco Kids tagged , , at 10:24 pm by mottoblasco

So, for the first time EVER I left the children for a weekend. I was of course nervous, having never been away. All seemed it had gone well, no phone calls or emergency texts. Saturday morning I get a message from John: Andra wakes me up at 2 a.m. standing by the bed “Daddy, I don’t want to sleep” “No Andra, it’s the middle of the night, let’s go back to sleep” As I get up and walk her back Miles darts from the living room, running into the bedroom & back into bed. What in the world is going on? How long was he playing in the living room?

After getting home on Sunday & we get to talk I found out the kids woke up the 2nd night as well. I told him it was mutany! They knew I was gone and were testing the waters.

Originally posted May 2, 2010