Oversharing alert. For the next week, I’m writing about what life is *really* like at Casa Whitaker. It’s likely to include Dr Pepper, sibling rivalry, lots of diapers and some serious van time. If you’re a blogger, I’d love for you to join me (linkup at the bottom) and if you’re an Instagrammer, we’re all over there using #weekinmylife15 You can catch up on the week here: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
How is it already Wednesday? Somehow the hours are moving quicker this week.
Our morning started off the same as all the others, short night, early rise and kids hankering to eat and head to school. Luke was a bit on the grumpy side this morning. We’ve learned it’s like poking the bear. If you value your limbs, don’t do it. He’s just a slow starter and the more you try to speed him up, the grumpier he gets.
After praying with the kids and dropping them off at school, I came home to knock out some client work while Gianna was still sleeping. Most mornings, she sleeps until 8:30. I know. I don’t even know how that happens, but it’s divine. After I woke her up, she nursed and then settled into the high chair for breakfast. Since Ms. Walkypants is quite the explorer, I’ve learned to get some serious work done when she’s strapped in somewhere or sleeping. The rest of the time? Look out!
Look at this photo with caution. It’s possible I need an intervention.
What can I say? ROYGBIV.
There was dishwashing, unloading the dishwasher, sweeping and general kitchen cleanup while she
destroyed ate her cinnamon roll.
She played for a little bit, while I called to wish my 90-year-old grandfather a happy 90th (!!) then it was off to meet big brother, Luke, at the school book fair.
I don’t usually buy the kids book fair purchases, but this year I caved with Luke. #preemieproblems
After doing a scan of the menu at home, I knew it would make life exponentially easier if I swung by the store to pick up a few things. And really, does one need an excuse to go to the world’s greatest grocery store, HEB? I think not.
When we hit the fall around here, I become a HUGE germaphobe, hence the reason for that cart cover. I bought it when preemie Luke arrived on the scene. Have you see the bacteria growing on those carts? Ewwww. We came home for lunch and G crashed for her afternoon nap.
Earlier this week, I shared an interview I did with Erin over at The Right Heart. Two beautiful women in my life called me today, out of the blue, after listening to the podcast. Their words really touched me, down deep. Those were some words I needed to hear.
The next few hours were filled with more client work, school pickup and homework. Some Wednesdays, Anna-Laura has piano. This week, I opted to take Gianna with me and leave the other three at home (Clare was still at school). We drove to the nearby park and while Anna-Laura practiced, Gianna and I enjoyed hanging out eating cheese puffs and cheerios. Snacks of champions, right there. We swung by the school to get Clare and then headed home for dinner prep and homework.
It was another late night for Scott, so I was solo again tonight. Today’s funniest story? It might top Monday’s. I’ve now been accused of being the “bookmark hater” by Anna-Laura. “All my friends are buying them, why can’t I?” Get our your notepads and make this entry: “Kathryn is both an eraser AND bookmark hater.” Oh, the hate mail I’m going to get now.
Thankfully, dinner was leftovers of Mexican Pile On. Long live the deep freeze! Anna-Laura was on point to set and clear the table, with a Luke assist. We wrapped up homework and picked up a little, then I had everyone grab their rosaries so we could say a decade for a friend scheduled for an induction tomorrow. Scott and I are trying, very hard, to show our kids that prayer should be more than the meal.
A part of me is cracking up. Once I hit school dismissal time, my picture taking falls off significantly. I’ll work on that tomorrow. Two take aways from today:
- I am SO grateful for my handicap parking placard, and
- Take time to call the people you love.
It’s late and I am falling asleep typing. Probably time to go to bed. There is always more to do, but it will still be there tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, it should be awesome. Think 85 teenagers and a bus ride kind of awesome. Until then…