Thankfully my kids have supplied me with Manic Monday post material…
You would think the morning would go more smoothly since Daddy is home today (he starts night shift tonight). But that’s not the case.
I was trying to change the sheets on our bed, wondering where the kids were, since they usual come in and want to jump on the bed… After putting the sheets in the washer, I found them in the same room as their daddy, who was doing something on his laptop and had not noticed that they had taken all the movies off the shelves.
After I picked up the movies (TRYING, and not succeeding, to find the missing ones that had been taken out of the boxes) and loced the gate I have positioned in front of the movies to prevent such things from happening, the kids found flashlights to play with. “Great. That should keep them entertained”, I thought. I proceeded to put clean sheets on the crib and toddler beds.
That’s when I heard Peanut, our little preschooler, run out of our room (Maybe they were jumping on the bed, I thought).
“He put this in the potty!” she cried, handing a dripping flashlight over.
Grea-a-a-a-t. Old, non-waterproof, metal flashlight put into the potty, which the preschooler had just informed me earlier I needed to clean because as she phrased it, “Daddy poopied in it.” (Yeah, trust me, it needs cleaned…)
Toilet water was drizzled across the bedroom carpet and down the hall. Gre-a-a-t. And her toddler brother was upset she had “his” flashlight.
After a quick flashlight cleaning so the flashlight could be returned to him and he’d calm down, they went off to Peanut’s room to dump all her itty-bitty princess doll stuff all over the floor. At least the toddler was distracted enough that I could sneak the flashlight away and do a more thorough cleaning of it, including taking it all apart to dry so it won’t rust.
I had a short break in the chaos when I went to take my shower, and after thwarting their attempt to empty the refrigerator, I’m playing hide-n-seek while trying to type a semi-coherent post. (Mommy is good at multi-tasking!)
Now if I could only sneak out of here while the husband isn’t looking with the excuse that I need to buy groceries….
How’s your Monday going?