Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Random Drivel About My Current Life

To say yesterday was a crazy day would be an understatement. But the truth of it is that it was only crazy from 7:30AM to 8:25AM and 3:30PM to 10PM. Yes, yes, the hours when ALL of my children are in the house and going about their various activities.

In the morning, #3's tire was found to be flat, #4 couldn't find his shoe, I realized I had forgotton to make #4's "Star Kid" information poster (he's the star kid all week) and had to call his teacher (we worked it out --he brought his favorite book and we made the poster for today), #2 had left her folder.

And I realized our house was too disorganized. So, I worked hard all day. Laundry, cleaning, purging, vacuuming, and you know how much you can get done with a 3 year old and a baby all day? Not much.

But that's okay. Because I still felt like I had done something, and that's a heck of a lot more than what I've been doing lately.

Sidenote: Baby is crawling everywhere --everywhere! --and he cut his first tooth.


I want the election to be over. And if you didn't know, I'm voting for Romney. I really believe he can save our economy.


I ate carrot cake for breakfast. Blerg. But! I'm goig to walk the stairs today (if it doesn't rain).


The Church is true. I talk to my kids about it as much as I can, and I ask them: "What is the most important thing in the world?" and they roll their eyes because they know I'll say, "The Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Usually one of them will say, "what about being nice to people?" and I reply, "The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us to be nice to all people."

Not only does the Gospel teach us how to behave, it teaches us how to think and what to do to return to Heavenly Father. Which is the point of our existence, eh?

So, yes. I believe I'm right. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important thing in the world.


Baby is sleeping much better! He seems to like his crib more, because I make it a safe place. He's only waking up once or twice in a 10 hour period, and so I feel I'm getting more sleep.


Next week is going to be crazy. I need to start preparing now. Besides Halloween stuff (pumpkins for FHE, parties, costumes, trick-or-treating), we're going camping in Southern Utah the first weekend of Nov. Ack! I need to start today!


#2 is running for governor in her 4th grade class. There are three running, and she REALLY wants to win. I helped her with her campaign speech earlier this week and it was cute how passionate she was about getting it "just right".

Happy Tuesday, dear reader!


WoozleMom said...

"...and you know how much you can get done with a 3 year old and a baby all day? Not much."

Thanks for that. It was validating of my situation, and I needed that today. So many times I wonder why it seems like I can never keep up on housework, and I've only got two kids and so many women have more but still seem to manage to keep up with it all. Thanks for saying that it is hard to get a lot done when you've got very small, very demanding kids. :)

Cheryl said...

Woozle, I'm glad what I said helped!

The truth is that it doesn't matter if you have 12 kids or 2 kids, little kids are tough. But they grow. It passes. I'm finally learning how important it is to realize how quickly the time does pass, and I'm trying to be patient and kind instead of angry and frustrated. Key word: trying. :)