Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Just a Regular Day

You guys rock! Seriously. I received so many wonderful and helpful suggestions on my library tote. Thank you! I can't wait to work on it again. I will let you know the progress.

I've been asked a lot how things are in the house since the boys are in school. The truth is, it's still very fast paced. I would have liked to believe that the house would be quiet and still (and it is, to an extent), but I'm still as busy as ever. It seems we have hardly been home long enough to enjoy the peace.

The reality is that I'm still a mom of six. I still have laundry to wash and fold for eight. I still have the dishes (although less dishes for lunch these days). I still have to cook for eight and shop for eight. I guess I'm boy-wrangling less which is freeing up some time for me, but is quickly filled with school forms, homework, soccer, soccer, soccer ... And did I mention soccer?

During a rare down moment, Spenser pulled out her dress-up clothes. She put on every smock she owns and every purse she owns. I love to see her in the things I've made for her. (She's becoming camera-shy, so I need to sneak from behind and hope she doesn't hear the camera turning on.)

[Yesterday I stopped to chat to an older, widowed neighbor of mine. She is one of many who have asked about my days without boys. I told her that I "woo-hoo"ed at the bus pulled away. She informed me that, not only had she heard and watched me (with my arm flying through the air like "charge!"), but she told her daughter as well. Oops!]

11 comments:

nikko said...

ROFL at you and your neighbor!

I feel the same way. The house maybe a little quieter, but you still have all the work!

amandajean said...

I understand the huge relief about having the kids in school. don't feel bad. your little story made me laugh.

I only have one in school so far but it makes a huge difference. (A lot less bickering and bossing!)

This morning as we were waiting for the bus I saw an older lady watching us...she had a huge grin on her face and she couldn't take her eyes off of us. I can only imagine the memories that she was recalling.

laeroport said...

Heh, heh!
When does busy end, I wonder? I thought leaving work at 3 every day instead of at 5 would give me time to sew, time to cook, time to spend with my girl. But I get home and all I want to do is take a nap. Maybe I'm better off at the office.

capello said...

hey, you should be able to turn off most of your camera noises.

i had to do it for tuckie. damn camera shy turtle.

Karyn said...

LOL!!! Busted!!!!

Katie Jean said...

I am laughing hysterically at our neighbor! I'm sure I'd be doing the same thing!

Heidijayhawk said...

aw that girl sure is sweet! isn't it funny how your life is still so busy and full?

TinkerBlue said...

My niece is three and a half (don't forget the 1/2). She hated the camera for about 6 months. Now? She has to check out the photo on the screen and approve it, if she doesn't like it ahe'll pose and make you take another.

Lora said...

Don't you just love old nosey neighbors!! LOL She sounds like a hoot!! Don't feel bad about your celebration!! Not one bit! I did my little woo hoo dance yesterday myself :)

kristin said...

amazing, amazing.

i can only imagine...

Chara Michele said...

Totally laughing about your neighbor having heard your exclamation of happiness that the boys are in school!

I noticed Mason had to take another visit to the school nurse! Hope he is okay.

(By the way, it amazes me that you can do all of that. Thinking about even having one child freaks me out sometimes, let alone 6 of them.)