Monthly Archives: September 2009
Well, that’s just what we did. Rhonda (my sister-in-law who lives 3 streets over) invited the kids and I to hop on the bus with them and head on down to the library. I haven’t actually been to the Millennium Library since it was re-opened so it was a nice treat, that and the weather was unbelievable today! Considering I have a library fine of $50 left over from high school I tend to avoid the whole ‘book-borrowing’ scene…who needs free books anyways? I actually enjoyed reading all of the huge books to the kids (Robert Munsch is always a favorite) while Rhonda looked for potty training inspiration. I may have to come back when we are in the pit of winter weariness and are in need of some new scenery. They’ve even got a coffee shop, count me in!
So I made Rhys a castle today cuz, you know, who needs to spend 150 bones on the Schleich one when you have a perfectly good, albeit old diaper box, some toilet paper rolls and some construction paper! “Not I!”
I don’t really know what I was thinking though, sure it turned out great and he hasn’t stopped playing with it all day, but who in their right mind makes their toddler a castle at 7:30 in the morning! Don’t do it! It’s not a good idea! If you’re ever tempted…just don’t! Someone slap me. I need to re-think this time management thing. Sure it was a good thought to make the super-cool castle first thing in the morning so that the ‘spirited’ four-year-old has something to do all day…but one doesn’t actually follow through. I couldn’t figure the stupid thing out for the life of me and I ask you…WHAT IS THERE TO FIGURE OUT??? It’s four walls with some toilet paper rolls stuck on the corners! There. That’s it! But no, I was trying to do math and math and I don’t get along on the best of days, and then I wanted to make a draw-bridge, and then I thought a little matching village would be fun….well, I simply don’t go through enough toilet paper to facilitate the building of a whole village so we just stuck with the castle (and a few trees). Anyways, all my silliness aside, it was actually a fun project and Rhys is really happy that he now has a home for all of the knights that he got for his birthday.
Today I made Zucchini Bran muffins, Corn Chowder, Rice Pudding and Biscuits. I did the laundry, cleaned up toys and had my sister-in-law over so the kids could all play together. I did dishes and read over some recipes that I’d like to try out. I also checked Facebook twice, read the Free Press website and looked up some craft ideas. I accomplished all of this while caring for three toddlers.
…I think that I’m getting better at time management.
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6. Convince Rhys to get a haircut.
7. Prep the kitchen for James to paint it.
8. Visit the local thrift store and buy a bunch of fabric, a table runner, two tank tops and a whole pile of children’s books for $4.
9. Exercise 5 times.
10. Take the kids to play with their cousin’s on two occasions.
11. Keep a way tidier house.
12. Successfully take care of three toddlers (meaning that they actually get fed and their bums actually get changed).
13. Overall feel like a better more useful human being.