Friday, July 17, 2009

Flying Solo - Day 1

This morning the whole gang got up and left for the airport at 5:30am. Skip is in NYC this weekend to audition for a reality show for artists, which leaves me only with the girls for 3 day and 3 nights.

It started out as a bad day. Paige vomited all over herself and the car seat on the way to the airport. I think she might have gagged herself. At least the little one isn't sick. I thought that they would both take a nap when we got home a little after 6am, but I was wrong. Zoe was a bit out of sorts since she'd only had 7 hours of sleep. Thank God for preschool. I told her it was a preschool day and she was happy, happy. Paige also had a couple of massive poos.

The day got better. Zoe had a great time at preschool despite the lack of sleep. We even went to the bookstore afterwards because she was in a great mood. When we came home Zoe took a nap, which doesn't happen that often anymore. Paige's nap even overlapped so that I had an hour to myself. Crazy. I spent most of that time talking on the phone with Bubbie.

We picked up some Chinese food for dinner and some friends came over to play afterwards.

Bedtime is always the most difficult part of the day for me when Skip's not here. I started trying to get Paige down at 7:15pm. I started trying to get Zoe down at 8:30pm. We all ended up in Zoe's twin bed with everyone asleep (expect me) at 9:30pm. Paige woke up when I moved her. Overall it was a pretty good day. Zoe even rubbed Paige's head while she was nursing to comfort her to sleep.

I'm exhausted for getting up so early. I was up late with Skip getting everything ready for today and Paige still wakes me up many times at night. My plan was to go to bed by 10pm. So why am I up blogging instead of sleeping?

I was in the bathroom getting ready for bed when I saw a giant cockroach on one of the bath towels. There are very few bugs that freak me out and this is one of them. I'm just impressed that I didn't completely loose it and run screaming from the room and wake everyone up. My plan was a catch it in a cup and take it outside, which is what we do with the bugs we find in the house. But the MFer was too big to fit in the cup! I ended up taking the towel outside and shaking him off. Yuck!@

So now I'm still on this adrenaline rush. I'm hoping writing it will get it out of my system.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sad Flower

Today after preschool Zoe, Paige and I made a Target run to get some craft supplies for tomorrow. We'll be stuck in the house all day while Skip has the car picking up art from Dallas.

I park the car next to the cart corral in the Target parking lot (very important to park close to the cart return when you have two kids in tow). Zoe looks at the carts and makes some pretend "boo-hoo" noises.

As I unbuckle her car seat belt I ask her about it. She tells me the flower on her flower print pants is sad and crying. Why is it sad? It wants to ride in the red shopping cart. I put Zoe in the cart and the flower is happy and laughing.