a day in the life

February 16, 2014

Life is crazy right now.  We are living in my in-laws’ house while we remodel ours.  I drive 3 of my kids to 2 different schools.  We are just finishing up basketball for the older boys, which was taking 4 nights every week!!  Then there’s scouts and playdates and meetings with our contractor.  And the stress of choosing floors and cabinets that we will love for at least 30 years because we are definitely NOT remodeling again until…maybe ever.  Add in exercise every(ish) morning, dinners every night, babysitting my darling nieces once a week, volunteering in 2 different classes at least monthly,  and adding hours to my at-home job, and the daily schedule is pretty tight.

And then we have a day like this:

Baby Sunshine greets me in the kitchen with a couple of hands full of bag balm.  If you’ve never cleaned bag balm off a 2 year old, please consider yourself mighty lucky!  It’s practically a surgical procedure…bag balm is thick and lasting.  And thick.  This would be the THIRD 2 year old in three years to do this on my watch.  {At least it didn’t go in his hair like that last one…which was actually my friend’s baby that I was tending.  Sorry Katie!  I really did my best to wash it out before you came back.}

And then when I found the bag balm at the top of the stairs, it somehow lifted miraculously off the carpet…no scrubbing needed!  HUGE sigh of relief.
Then Princess Sweetness and her friend sing along to the Frozen song Let it Go, and I almost melt from the cuteness.  They sang every word and did all the actions…I die!   
Before dinner I asked Princess Sweetness to set the table.  She put the 3 boys at the other end of the table.  These place settings are for Princess Sweetness, me, and Hubs.  I tear up just a little looking at this picture.  Melt my heart!

And just when I thought I had escaped unscathed from my day…the boys came down at 10:30 PM to show me their art project.

In Sharpie.

Also on his back.

In Sharpie.

And a week later it is STILL on his back.  And front.  Because it’s in Sharpie. 

{In case you ever need to know this, Sharpie actually comes off of faces with just one or two good scrubbings.  The rest of the body, however, takes considerably more scrubbing.  And time.}

Just a day in the life!

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!