EL, sorry to hear about the sick lentil and all the bummer responsibility that comes with it. I have a sick teen here today. He can't really be left home alone for any length of time, so my day will be quite infringed upon. But sending him to school would have been so... what's that word you used? Oh, right. Irresponsible.
Although, come to think of it, my cleaning lady will be here today, so he wouldn't be home alone anyway. Ahhhhhh.... freedom. But it's raining, so I don't know what kind of excursion I think we're going to have anyway. Oh well.
Did I mention that I bit the bullet and decided to have my cleaning lady come every week, rather than every other week? Today will be the third week in a row she's coming and it's already making a HUGE difference. I feel somewhat sane and like I am living in some sort of order. Yay for hired help.
Still no babysitter. Im hitting a lot of dead ends and gettin frustrated. I need to not give up though. That's what got me in this going crazy place to begin with.
My mom is here. She's helping A LOT. Took teen to orthodontist yesterday while I hosted my weekly "let the kids run around like crazy while we attempt to cook dinner for our families" playdate yesterday. I was inspired by a peggy essay a while back and started this up a few weeks ago. It's helping both families (mine and a friend's) break up the afternoon (so we don't have yet another day of "oh my god, it's only 4 o'clock, how on earth am I going to make it to bedtime???"
: ) and I send her home with dinner made, and our dinner gets done, too. We trade off each week being the "head chef" and the other is in charge of making sure the kids don't kill each-other. Or themselves.
I'm rambling and not properly addressing other MMF posts. So sorry. Jett was awake from about 3-6 AM. Fun times. And now he's still sleeping (8:15) and Mia's going to be late for school. She's watching tv while I sit and type. I sense a SuperMom day ahead of me... NOT!
Okay, need more coffee.