Monday, February 7, 2011

Day Two - Still Surviving

We are doing okay here while Anita is away, but I sure appreciate her a lot more. Mornings are tough! Benjamin is not so tough in the mornings. He is 3 - which means he prefers to get dressed all by himself and he doesn't need to go to school - so time is not really an issue.

Allison is also pretty easy in the mornings. She can feed herself and she likes cold cereal (even if it looks like cardboard in milk). I have to admit, though, yesterday was MUCH easier with her. This morning, she decided to take off her poopy diaper before she got out of bed. This means I had to bathe her and I think I should probably wash her sheets.
Speaking of laundry, each morning I am trying to get all the dirty clothes out into the hall way so that I can sort them and keep ahead of it. (Only 7 more days until Anita gets back - but who's counting?)
Bradley and Ami have to be at school by 7:10 AM. Yesterday, we couldn't find Bradley's belt (yes, Anita, the one you told me to make sure he doesn't lose because it was part of his "spy outfit" when he played "spy" on the weekend). Dad: "Bradley, where is your belt?" Bradley: "I don't know, dad?" Dad: "Think, my son, where did you have it last?" Ami: "Hmmmm, maybe it is still in the mango tree with your other spy stuff, Brad?"

Sure enough, it was more than 10 feet up in the tree. I had to lift Ami up there and she was able to get it down. Both yesterday and today we have been at school before 7:00 AM. Ami has been a super help! She is my "go-to girl." She is only 7 but she seems to know where everything in the house is and how it all works (she even knows the mango tree well). She can bathe Alli, help Brad with piano lessons, and helps out pretty much everywhere - usually with a great attitude! What a sweetie! But have I mentioned that it is only 7 more days until Anita gets back?


Laura said...

Alyssa and I are going to Seattle at the end of the month for 3 days. I think Danny's more panicked about functioning without Aly than without me =). I'm quite impressed that the kids have been on time to school and I'm sure Anita will be proud too. We can't wait to see her!

Natalie said...

Hang in there! Meanwhile I am enjoying your posts very much!!!

Jonathan Moorhead functioned without his wife here for 1 whole month with 5 kiddos!!! If he did it, you can do it too :)

Lishe said...

you're doing great!

Carole said...
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Carole said...

7 more days is going to be quite a lifetime ha ha!

I found the belt in the tree hysterical....stuff that normally gets laughed at later on, but not at the time.

Keep up the good work.

By the Brook said...

I miss you Bied!!!! Thanks for doing it all. I love you.