The laundry is turning me into a crazy lady, I think. I am washing load after load, but it seems to be getting dirty faster than I can make it clean again. I hate piles of laundry, but I have them anyway… in both my laundry room and in my bathroom. Ugh. Then I spend several hours at night just folding clean clothes that I washed that day. Who knew 8 people could produce this much laundry?
Other than my constant battle with the laundry, we’ve had such a lazy day today. We’ve all just laid around the house together, doing little and enjoying it a lot. The kids built another “Fun Galleree,” which is their version of a homemade amusement park. They’re having a blast with it. The littlest ones are tired and fighting infections and have slept a lot today. The house has felt extra quiet.
I’m actually still in my pajamas. I’m tired and our house is cold so staying in my jammies all day just seemed like the right thing to do. Somehow, I just can’t bring myself to turn on the heater when it’s practically May now, although I did give in and use our little space heaters last night. I didn’t want my babies to be cold. The kiddie pool on our back porch was frozen this morning…. which should attest to how cold it was last night… and how warm it has been in recent days. This crazy weather! We get a “tease” of a few delightfully warm days, we all wear sandals and run through the sprinklers… and then it snows. I am ready for spring/summer instead. I keep wearing flip flops, rain or shine. I guess I am defying the weather.
I’m starving, and feeling slightly sick. I wanted Cup O Noodle soup for lunch… and then realized the last cup of it was gone. Argh! I really wanted that soup. I’ve been majorly craving Flavor Blaster Goldfish crackers, but I ate an entire box of them last night and I don’t have any more. Yes, I did say entire. They were so delicious, I just couldn’t stop. Now I’m wishing I would have saved just a little bit for today. Would one serving have been too much to ask?
My sweet friend just gave me a whole bunch of little boy clothes- darling clothes in great shape- for my three little guys! It was such a treat! Braden was excited when I brought them all home yesterday. He immediately picked out a new outfit and changed into it. Then he discovered the cute little ninja costume my friend gave us along with everything else. He was so excited! He wore it the rest of the day and spent most of his time jumping, spinning, kicking, and shouting, “Hi- yah!” It was very cute. Now he wants to take “real karate.”
We have a big party tonight, an end-of-season bash with Joshua’s wrestling team. Everyone is excited to go. I’m excited too… but I also don’t want to do all the work that goes into preparing for it. You know, getting kids dressed and cute, going to the grocery store for pot luck food, fixing an entire meal for Joshua to pack and bring along, spending all night out with the kids (while Rick works) especially when the two youngest boys are still not feeling well. (They are not contagious, but with double ear infections for Jacob and a sinus infection for Asher and both of them coughing, they aren’t the happiest campers lately.) Maybe Rick can go in late to work and accompany us.
I do need to get dressed soon though. It’s nearly 1:00 in the afternoon now. We have to leave for gymnastics in 1.5 hours and then we still have to go to the store and cook, prepare, and pack food and then be at the party by dinnertime. I think my “lazy day” is coming to an end.