OH my heavens, 3 years later I will decide to start updating this again. I am updating for my own sake, as I had always planned on keeping this as a family "journal" to print out in a book one day for our kids. And alas, Zachary has 3 years of his life undocumented and Paisley nearly 7 months. Better late than never, right?
So much has happened in the past 3 years, obviously that it is impossible to go back and update. But I figured I would recap my day today because it is a very typical day right now in this Wagasky house! That will give me a good starting point to take off from, I think.
I say typical above, and darn it all to me, it was not a typical time to start my day. I woke up at 7:30am. Crap. I aim for one cleaning chore to be done, animals fed, and breakfast being prepared by this time. I roll over and see Paisley stirring a bit, but eyes closed. So I roll off the opposite side and duck out the door so she doesn't see me and wake up. Carter's watching Scooby Doo and it looks like Zach and Kelsie still have sleepy eyes from just waking up. I head to the kids bathroom to throw my clothes on and I check my e-mails real quick (I've been waiting for a couple to come through.) No news there, so I head out the door.
I notice it didn't rain last night like we thought. I take a peek at our new-to-us tractor Justin stuck under a large tarp and shoveled sand around the edges so it wouldn't blow away. Looks kinda funny! I lift up the other large tarp to grab a flake of hay for Joy, our mini pony. Just then I look behind me and nearly jump out of my ugly purple crocs. That mean rooster is right behind me staring at me with his beady little eyes! I dash away as fast as I can, but try to make it look casual so he doesn't get the urge to attack me. I call Lily, our dog, over to me because the rooster is scared of her. I know he won't come near me if she's standing there. I throw the hay to Joy and give her some love. I throw food to the chickens and fill up everyone's water. Then I sneak past and get the eggs from the coop while constantly glancing behind me so I don't get sneak-attacked by that darned rooster! By the way, he is typically locked away in the coop, but somehow managed to escape! I look for the duck eggs, but they moved their"nest" a couple days ago and I haven't been able to locate it. Shoot.
I go inside the house and the kids have helped themselves to cereal. So, yay for me. I don't need to cook breakfast this morning. Which is great, because my kitchen looks like a hot mess from my recent days of canning all the food from our accidental thawed out freezer! I ask Carter what he wants for his lunch and give him a few options. He picks a hot dog. I start to heat one up when he reminds me it's picture day today! Doh! Okay, I tell him to finish packing his lunch while I fill out the paperwork. I look at the prices and wonder why I feel obligated to buy these things. I don't get to pick which one is good or be there to say, "Come on, show me your REAL smile!" Oh well, I pick the cheapest package. I figure this is their picture to pick their own outfit and hair. I get to pick and bother them to smile when we will get our family pictures done in the fall. But I do tell him to put a button up shirt over his t-shirt and do his hair extra nice :) Then he's off on his new bike to school.
Zachary asks if him and Kelsie can play "that funny game" on the PS3. I tell him if they are all dressed with their teeth brushed. So, they go take care of that business while I do more laundry. (Yes, laundry takes up much of day! I worked on it most of my day and STILL have a pile of unmatched socks on the couch tonight.) Paisley starts fussing so I grab her up and give her the rest of her bottle and her binky. She starts rubbing her eyes. Time for a nap already? Down she goes!
I start to carry jars and water jugs down to our pantry in the basement. I hear Zach and Kelsie giggling with each other in the other room and am happy they have each other to play with! I spend the rest of nap time getting the kids drinks and cleaning. Then it's time for lunch! Kelsie is easy to call up for lunch because she's been asking me since 10 "Is it lunch time yet?" But Zach attack gives me a hard time. I have to go threaten him with taking his game away if he won't come upstairs. So, he comes and they both scarf down their lunch while I go brush my hair and do my makeup right quick! Now it's time to wake Paisley up and take Kelsie to school. I come out of the room to find the kids are already outside waiting for me on their bikes! Hey, thanks for not making me chase you around with your shoes today, children! I strap Paisley in the stroller and we start off to the school. Halfway there Kelsie complains her bike is making her legs tired. I look and see her front tire is flat. Great. Too late to turn back now. She says she will just walk it the rest of the way and ride it home down hill. Okay. Whatever. What else is there to do? We get there and I try to let Kelsie put her bike next to Carter's on the bike rack. She's struggling. Bad. I start to walk over and of course, right when I get to her, she got it in place (happens every time). I give her her backpack and watch her walk onto the playground and get in line for class. She looks so beautiful in her little maxi skirt and red flower she picked for her hair. All the girls in her class look so fancy. It's too cute!
Zach, Paisley and I start walking home, all the while Zach asking me repeatedly where Carter is. He must not understand how this whole "lunch at school" thing works. I don't think he believes me that Carter is in fact eating at school and not at home until we arrive and he sees his brother isn't there. However Daddy is home! What?! That is not normal at all! We go inside and all take a BIG drink of water. It is HOT! And my hair feels like a heavy blanket on my neck. Gosh darnit, I'm sick of the bun, though! I settle for a clip to get it out of my face! Justin says he has to go back to work at 3, so he needs to take a quick nap. I ask him to just hold that little squish while I go make her another bottle. I take her downstairs with Zachary. He wants me to help him beat a bad guy on his game. I tell him after I feed sister. So, I lay Paisley down and turn on the game for Zach and I to play. After a while Paisley starts fussing so I pick her up and give her the rest of her bottle (are we sensing a snacking trend here?). She's happy again for a bit laying next to us with her toys so I keep playing with the Zach attack. Then she really starts fussing more and I go to change her diaper and lay her down for a nap again. Zach follows me and then we get a snack together. We play some more because now he REALLY has me all to himself. A rare treat for us :) I tell him I gotta go do some dishes, though, and we say goodbye to Justin.
Daddy gets home! Yay! But he has to return to work in 4 hours. So, we all kneel for a prayer. Zach wants to say it. After every sentence he keeps saying "Umm, ummm, ummm." So Justin starts to help him. But he won't repeat anything Justin says. Until it's "Thank you for Jesus." Then he completes the prayer. Kelsie insists on trying her Belle gown on for Daddy too. And then Zach shows us a cool trick of sucking his upper lip against his nose. I say, "Hey, Daddy can do that too!" It's a mutual talent. We all try to do it, but still Justin and Zach are the only ones who can. Then Carter starts doing his Donald Duck impression, which no one else can do! I tell him he only shares that talent with my grandpa. I tell them it's time to climb in bed but they all just want to keep talking. I let them for a minute, but after 3 requests I tell them I'm gonna start to get mad if they don't listen. They all run for their rooms. LOL, am I that bad?
I put the boys to bed first and crawl next to Zachary to sings songs. I start singing "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" and he starts with his whiny screechy voice, "Noooo!" So I tell him (like I do most nights) that if he talks mean, I'm not gonna sing to him. So nicely, he says, "Can you sing Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, please?" Sigh... The runarounds you do with a 3-year-old. I sing them songs, give hugs and kisses and move to Kelsie's room. After tucking her in and talking for a bit, I literally have to jokingly cover her mouth to get her to stop! That girl can talk ;) Haha! I sing her songs and give her a hug and kiss. My mommy job is done for the night, so I head down to write this blog post! So, now I will head off to bed and try to sleep well for me teaching my Zumba class in the morning! I am happy I wrote this. I hope I keep up on it, but if I don't I will at least have a glimpse back on a (mostly) typical day in 2014 :)