Sunday, January 01, 2006

Highlights of the First Day of 2006...

1. Was thrilled when Grace woke up at 7:00 AM, and instead of waking me up, headed downstairs where Daddy was already awake.

2. Was annoyed as all hell when Steve came upstairs 5 minutes later to shower. Dude, you NEVER shower this early on a weekend. And yet, you do today when I have the rare chance to sleep in another 30 minutes or so, but now I have to get up too and go downstairs with Grace. Fucker...

3. Started cleaning up about 20 minutes after waking up because the house was (once again) trashed.

4. Mentally calculated the hours until the girls both go back to daycare this week. My sweet, sweet childfree two days...

5. Got into an argument with Grace at 10:00 AM about a pair of pants. Seriously, my napless-for-two-weeks child, you really need to chill out. When do you go back to daycare again?

6. Managed to get a shower while yelling at the girls to STOP freakin' jumping on the bed while I was in there. Seriously, do they honestly think I can't hear the springs squeaking?

7. Was annoyed when Steve asked me (admittedly nicely) to go to WalMart for him to pick up some stuff he needed. I soooo didn't feel like going.

8. Went anyway since my other option was staying home with our overtired, cabin-fevered, sick-of-each-other, fighting each other to the death children.

9. Came home to hear Steve tell me (exhaustedly) how the girls kept him busy the entire (whopping) hour I was gone, how they kept fighting, how he barely got to see any of the football game because he was in the playroom being "referee" the whole time, etc. Welcome to my world, dude. So next time you ask me why I didn't get the house cleaned while you were at work all day, don't be surprised if I rip your nuts off.

10. Went to my parents' house for dinner, where I pigged out on pork, saurkraut, and mashed potatoes (standard New Year's Day dinner for good luck).

11. Wanted to put both girls up for adoption when they ran around my parents' house acting like crack kids on a supersonic high.

12. Watched Steve make matters worse when he tried to "keep them content" by playing with them. However, since his "playing with them" involves throwing them around, tickling them and rough housing, he really only made things worse.

13. Commented to my parents how perhaps now they could see why I consume alcohol every evening after everyone else is sleeping.

14. Almost laughed (while also fuming) when it took three adults almost 20 minutes to get two young children's shoes and coats on so we could leave.

15. Came home where I had to endure the sounds (and smells) of my husband and my daughter, whom pork and saurkraut apparently has a very socially inacceptable effect on.

16. FINALLY managed to calm the children down and get their asses in bed by 9:00.

17. Recalculated the hours until the girls both go back to daycare this week. My sweet, sweet childfree two days...

18. Enjoyed a large hunk of chocolate fudge cake and a beer while listening to the sweet, sweet silence in the house.

23 comments:

EE said...

Ahhhhhh, yes, child free days. I have no idea what those are like, but I *DO* look forward to my days w/ only ONE child and I like you was so counting down the moments until that occured. *Sigh*

Beer and cake huh? Interesting combo, lol.

Alien said...

LOL! Do I have to give you my Beer Goes With Everything speech again? Because it really is getting old... ;)

EE said...

Well no, you don't. LOL. I understand beer is good at any time of day, I just don't understand the whole beer and cake thing. ;)

Alien said...

Welll... I was drinking a beer. And I wanted a cake. So I ate the cake and continued drinking my beer. See? Not hard to explain at all... LOL!

EE said...

Dork. You're in quite the smart ass mood tonight, eh? LOL

geenalyn said...

sounds like you and I had similar days (although i would have loved to go to Wal-mart, freakin' canada where EVERYTHING is closed on New Years Day).

Alien said...

LOL! Yeah. I am. Damn kids had me so pissed off today I couldn't see straight. But I'm good now. Now I'm just being all witty and stuff. *snort*

EE said...

Oh yeah, aren't you ever being "all witty and stuff". LMAO

Janet said...

LOL at #9, 11 & 12! That has been my life the last two weeks! As much as I love my kids being around, I need a break!!!!!! Our house has been so wild and loud for 2 weeks now, I can't take it anymore!

Veronica said...

I love my girls too, but OMG, I can't wait for them to go back to school. They're just so loud and messy, and loud....LOL!

Veronica said...

Exactly, it was fun for a while, but it's time for them to go now....

Alien said...

OMG Janet. I have LOVED being with the girls so much. But we are ALL at that breaking point right about now. LOL! And you have twice as many kids. Dear lord... LOL!

Janet said...

God bless Eric, he is downstairs watching a movie with the older two because this is "their last night off and he wanted to spend it with them!" He is a saint! I say, "Got to sleep already!"

Alien said...

OK. You people with four children need to stop commenting b/c you're making me feel like an ass for complaining. LMAO!

Janet said...

two, four, what's the difference? They keep you busy no matter how many there are!

Alien said...

LOL Janet. Yes. But you guys have twice as many children, which means you're twice as busy. Um, right?

Janet said...

No. probably less busy. I can scream for Sam or Jake to help me out in emergencies. I actually have it easier!

Mary said...

I am reeeeallly looking forward to the kids going back to daycare. Even if I only get an hour or two a day of kid free time, I'll take it. I told Tom this evening, that Iwas thinking about sending them 5 days a week instead of 4 (this is a pipe dream, can't afford 5 days) just because I don't think I'll be able to handle 3 day weekends with my crew.

Alien said...

LOL Mary. No, a three-day weekend is OK. Even the 4 days in a row I normally have them is OK. In this case, I think it's all related to the holidays. They're going to bed later, Grace hasn't had a nap in two weeks (she'll normally nap at daycare the three days a week she goes), and just general cabin fever. I just think they miss their routine. ;)

Slacker Mom said...

Personally, I am a red wine and chocolate girl, but I can appreciate chocolate with ANYTHING. :)

I cannot wait for school to start again. Hubby took A-bomb to go to school today, and guess what, No school today. I am sure she is a bawling mess in the car right now. (So glad it's not me!!)

So, I am happpy to hear another Mom looking for her own time. I get 2 hours free twice a week. That time is golden to me...

I am supposed to be taking down Christmas right now, hubby has the kids...

Instead I am blogging. I need to stop soon or he'll kill me. It's just so ... quiet with everyone gone. :D

mama_tulip said...

No wonder you drink.

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