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If ever there was a competition for surviving on the smallest amount of sleep, I just might be in the top five.
Poor Gianna’s cold kept her up half the night, waking almost every hour. Damn you baby colds. Although, we’ve done the NICU, so perspective. It just stinks right now. We were up and at ’em early this morning, well before 7am. So, while Gianna kicked around on her mat in front of a lovely fire, Scott got breakfast going, I washed dishes from the night before and all the kids pitched in to make lunches. We used to make these the night before but since the arrival of Gianna – um, that hasn’t happened. I figure we’ll hit our old groove about mid-April.
Yes, we adore these Bento boxes from Pottery Barn Kids. About three years ago, we got rid of all the wasteful plastic in our house. We store food in glass containers, pack the kids’ lunches in bento boxes instead of sacks and got rid of paper napkins. What can I say? Austin has turned us hippy. My next project? Reusable paper towels. For now, I’m just trying to remember to brush my teeth every morning. #truestory
The bigs headed off to school, while I took a shower and Luke worked on his fine motor skills. Do you see that awesome pencil grip? DO YOU?? I’m so proud of his progress. To think five years ago, we had just brought that cute thing home from the NICU.
Luke headed off to school with a neighbor and then Gianna took a stellar nap until noon – that girl is trying to butter me up – and I cranked out some major client work. Thank you, Jesus. Because the inbox is overflowing. In between breaks, I managed three loads of laundry and when Gianna awoke we changed two beds. It seems as if this was the week everyone said, “Hey, let’s pee in our beds. Toilets are so overrated.” I think that marks four of the six this week, plus two loads of diapers. Gianna served as my supervisor. Well, her and Perry the Platypus. And yes, she’s wearing yesterday’s outfit. It was still semi-clean. That counts for me.
I had about seven minutes to scarf down lunch and then it was time for preschool pickup. Scott beat us home today. I had a doctor’s appointment that involved some pain, so Scott was gracious enough to take some time off to run afternoon school pickup and shuttle kids to 4-H Food Challenge practice and basketball practice for Will. He and Luke even managed to make some jello for dessert. You would’ve thought the kids had won the lottery they were so excited. Me? I can’t stand jello, but they loved it.
I included this photo because it cracks me up. Clare is known as our deliberate child. You can try to rush Clare, but you will just end up frustrated. She beats to her own, very slow, drum. Every night, she’s the last one at the dinner table and she’s almost always carting her comb and detangler. I can’t even tell you all the strange places I’ve found those two items. She brings them downstairs and then promptly forgets where she puts them. Honestly? I’d like to be more like her. Life is lived, with no deadlines, in world of Clare.
We did showers in shifts tonight, that always seems to work better than sending the entire crew upstairs at the same time. I was looking forward to putting the girls to bed tonight, but I had a not-so-pretty run-in with a kid so it went less Norman Rockwell-ish than I hoped. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day and my night will be filled with lots of opportunities for prayer, I’m sure. Gianna went to bed fairly easily tonight and I’m hoping for a decent night of rest. I blogged, Scott went to the gym and then we called it a night.
Tomorrow? Rumor is you might see a glimpse of the Holy Land here on Team Whitaker. WHOOP!
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