Over at Sundry’s place, you can see her version of this post, where you will find great writing along with beautiful, well framed photos. While I did get my inspiration for this post from her, you will only find crappy snapshots and poor lighting over here. So with that enticing preview, I present our day, yesterday, December 22, 2008:
Some morning playtime, shockingly without any fighting (for once). I guess the fact that the big girls are home on vacation is still novel. Only 12 more days left before school is back in session! (Hold me.)
Why, yes, Marin is still wearing her original over-night diaper. We try to get our money’s worth out of those things. Plus, it’s greener. But look! We are still happily reading books and not bickering!
Laptop? Check. Cordless phone? Check. 40 blankets? Well, not quite, but at least a nice big thick one. Kitten to attack the back of my neck while I type? Check.
While I would love to tool around on the Internets for, um, hours, there are things! to! do! Like, put the dolly down for a nap.
Around 10 AM I decided I better not push my luck with the overnight diaper any longer. I win! It has not yet leaked. Note to self: best not to push it so far next time… one more molecule of fluid and she was going to blow.
Ok, so now we are starting to drive each other bat-shit crazy. I have not left the house since Thursday. I call a friend… want to meet at the library? She can’t make it, but I decide to venture out with the kids anyway. We need some new movies, ahem, I mean books.
The following is a crappy picture I took FOR YOU GUYS while walking into the library. As I snapped this I was hollering to the girls- “Run for the door! Skin freezes in, like, 2 seconds!”
The library was pretty deserted. I guess most people were smart enough to stay in. Anyway, shortly after we arrived, I started to smell this really fowl odor. It was STRONG. And NASTY. Oh, and look at that! It’s coming from my daughter’s butt! Do you think I have a clean diaper along? NO. How many times have I left the house in her 2 years, 2+ months without a clean diaper? ZERO. I hurry the kids through the process of picking out books, all the while Marin is happily chattering to the (crabby) librarian about how her diaper is SOGGY and STINKY and POOPY!
We came straight home where I changed one of the dirtiest dirty diapers of my LIFE, after which I spent some quality time spraying Glade directly up my nostrils.
Hey, look at the 12 step, gourmet meal I prepared. I know it may look like a frozen pizza and sliced apple, but I’m here to tell you friends, it took some serious cooking to put a meal of this quality on the table.
Finally I leave you with our bedtime routine of piling into my bed to read some stories. I don’t think my teeth usually look so… chipmunk-y, but I guess I don’t know for sure.
The night ended with a serious gift wrapping session. So serious that NO photos were taken. I wrapped about 20 presents. Guess how many David wrapped in the same time? That’s right, THREE. *SIGH*