Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Excuse for not Blogging #11

I took the boys and went swimming all day.

And by swimming, I mean I cooked lunch (barbecued hot dogs), lathered sunscreen, swimsuited, goggled and water-winged three kids. Rolled up the pool cover, cleaned up lunch, supervised swim, carried baby around.

After they were in the water, I put son #2's goggles back on...then back on again, and again, and again and again. Decided to try a different pair of goggles and proceeded to put them on again, and again, and again, and again.

Son #2 needed to pee. Got him out of the water, ran to the bathroom, rolled down swim trunks...waited...wiped...rolled up swim trunks. Walked him back to the pool, put on his headband again and put the goggles back on. Again and again and again.

I finally got myself ready, grabbed the baby and hopped in the water.

Five minutes goes by and son #1 needs to pee....of course. Ran him to the bathroom, rolled down swim trunks...waited...he wiped...rolled up swim trunks.

Then I heard son #2 screaming outside. He needed to pee. Hauled him inside, ran him to the bathroom......

Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat.

Note: Baby was being watched by a friend who was swimming.

Finally put son #2 down for a nap. Dried, diapered and dressed baby and put him down for a nap. Put son #1 in quiet time. "Quiet Time" is code for tiny bits of quiet interspersed with interruptions of the 'mommy-I-need' variety.

Finally some time to lay in the sun and relax. What's that? Oh. Son #2 needs to pee....again!

Yeah, that's a brief (hee, hee) over view of my day! How was yours?


Anonymous said...

Let's see, what has my day been like so far. Well, first there was the permitting and then the invoicing. Then more permitting, answering the phone, and more permitting, interspersed with incoicing. And let's see what the evening will hold, shall we?

I see cleaning and dishes, followed by laundry and maybe making some supper.

Am I complaining? Though it may sound like it, I'm really not. I have been blessed with a good job and good co-workers (I just finished watching some of them have a water fight), a loving husband, great family and friends, a wonderful place to live, and a fabulous sunburn which is the result of having spent the weekend fishing. Life Is Good. God Is Good


The Mailman's Wife said...

Hey! LOL! Sounds like you had a fun day! I most likely had my nose in a book or the phone in my ear, all preparing for our big move! I thank God for a wonderfully content baby who just lets me do what I need too!

angela said...

We had a fun day of swimming, too. It started off with my four-year-old screeming all through swimming lessons like she has done for the past week, but then we all stayed for free swim and I got in the water with her to help her conquer her fear. I think my presence helped a little. It was the "magic goggles" that made all the difference. With the goggles on she went from being afraid to blow bubbles to swimming under water by herself. It was so exciting to see the transformation, and I'm sure there's a lesson in this for me, as well.