And the honesty lives on.

After this morning, I have felt an urge to just keep up with the honesty, as it feels good. Plus, I hope that someone seeing that someone else’s day isn’t so perfect will help someone else out there so, here it goes.

It started out, well, if you read my first post today, you know that it started out with my sleeping through a number of phone calls and text message to go unlock the front door for the kiddo I babysit. Slept through that, L was up and unlocked the door–so, I’ll be setting an alarm for 6AM and be sure to be awake. Don’t need L to open the door in the morning and it possibly be someone it shouldn’t be.

It continued to be a crazy day. Yesterday, a certain little boy peed on the flat Lego platform. That was great fun. But, today…

We got little man’s new crib, tried to set it up. The crib, that should’ve taken about an hour–it took about 3 plus. I started putting it together and Z started screaming. Got 3 of the walls up and had to break. Went back later and put the bottom together, only to realize, the two sides were on the wrong sides. Then, the bottom was backwards and to top it ALL off, the mattress I bought–well, the crib is too small for it or the mattress is too big. Either way, they don’t work together. Luckily, there is a mattress pad that came with it so, using that tonight for Z and he’s wrapped up in my pink blanket to keep it more padded and warm.

The rest of the day included L painting on himself with the new do-a-dot paints that I bought for school and I mean face, arms, hands—really painting on himself, as you can see in the picture below.

So, as you can also see, it involved bathtime. After which, A peed on the floor, before I could get the diaper on him. Yeah, peed on the floor again. Great fun. Really need to clean the living room so I can steam clean the floor.

I am thankful that naptime was good today. But, the internet was being dumb and the computer had a hard time loading up sometimes.

I did manage to get a surprise for Mr. ordered, can’t share it yet, because sometimes he reads this. Got school supplies ordered for the boys. A new book about preschool teaching.

The ornament boxes came in the mail today to so, going to repack them tomorrow. Got a load of our laundry and dishes done. Folded some of the roomies’ laundry and a blanket, that had to run three times in order to dry.

As I am staring at the living room, I am trying to convince myself to clean it now, so I don’t have to clean it later or tomorrow. Especially because we have people coming in the next two days to fix stuff around the house.

Tomorrow, we have to have an upstairs hand railing put in and the weather stripping replaced tomorrow around the front door. The day after, we have to have our bathtub resealed–that involved leaving the house between 9AM and 11AM until 6PM. 4 kiddos and 2 adults–yeah, what are ya gonna do?

Luckily, Mr. found a park around the corner so, I am praying like crazy for a nice day, so we can just walk down there. Spend the day playing and eating. Although, I think I’ll take a blanket or two as well, so kiddos can pass out under a tree for naptime, if they want to. But, we’ll see.

I really just wanted to get a hotel room to crash in for the day and then spend Friday there with family relaxing, swimming, and enjoying the weekend. However, I realized that I still need to work on Friday so, that doesn’t work.

The next couple days are going to be crazy. But, that’s what it is–it’s life. There’s the honesty of how a life, with three kids–four when I am babysitting. It’s life. It happens. There’s that bit of honesty.

Independent Schooling

Our boys have always been super independent. L wants to make sandwiches by himself, A wants to open the doors by himself, and Z is trying really hard to stand up already.

They don’t like learning with me very much. I’ve tried teach letter and all kinds of other things–numbers, shapes, etc. but, if L knows he’s doing school or having to write something, he’s not interested yet. He wants to do puzzles, colors–well, everything except writing.

This has caused me a lot of grief some days and many moments of frustration. However, after joining over 10 Facebook pages about homeschooling, reading blog after blog after blog, and raiding Pinterest using and phrase and keywords I could think of, I have come up with one of the newest things I am going to setup in our house.

It’s a brilliant, beyond brilliant idea. They are “All By Myself Preschool Boxes”. They feature a variety of different toys and learning activities for all ages.

First step will be cleaning up the mess around the house. I am going to have to find the perfect way to organize everything, get a curriculum compiled, and get the boxes together. Then, it’ll be unpacking and organizing the rest of their toys so we can get all their toys in the right “theme”. I am excited.

It’s just going to be interesting since we have a little bit of limited space. Might have to get all the empty boxes out of the garage and get some shelves put up along the wall and store/organize it there.

Before you say anything about your house being worse or anything like that, let me show you the mess that has taken place from our move (poor Mr.) and seem to haunt me ALL the time…

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First step is going to be clearing it all out. Sorting through it and figuring out what should go where, if we need it, etc. Sound easy, right?

4 kids and a cold say otherwise… Ugh!