Is today Monday still?

1 whole weeks worth of laundry for a family of 5.
1 whole weeks worth of laundry for a family of 5.
I climbed that mountain and came out on top! Next step getting it put away....psh yeah right. Maybe getting it to the rooms instead.
I climbed that mountain and came out on top! Next step getting it put away….psh yeah right. Maybe getting it to the rooms instead.
“MOM I’M GOING TO CRAWL. MOOOOOM!!!! I CAN’T GET DOWN”!!
Olivia says “get down you can’t do that yet, you’re too little”.
Instead of where's Waldo does anyone want to play where's Isabelle?
Instead of where’s Waldo does anyone want to play where’s Isabelle?
Oh, there she is! Good game.  Now where's that phone?
Oh, there she is! Good game. Now where’s that phone?
She did not want her picture. haha. But mommy got one anyhow of her using all my post it notes for O's
She did not want her picture. haha. But mommy got one anyhow of her using all my post it notes for O’s

Okay so Mondays usually begin with me waking up and immediately starting laundry. So yesterday that is exactly what I did. I got about 4 loads in and was messing around with starting up my blog when the hubby stopped in.  He usually doesn’t come home during the day, but he needed to change before going to pick up some more parts for his business.  Well as I am sitting in sweats, hair down, kids just put into their beds for nap he proceeds to tell me to finish getting ready because I am going with him.  I told him how I had too much to do and I didn’t want to ride with him to just go get parts a little over an hour away.  I was still determined to not go until he said I will take you out to eat. I immediately replied, “okay!” and then finished getting myself ready.  The girl’s went to “maw maw Cheryl’s” and we took Preston with us.  I guess as a farmers wife/agriculture business owner you have to take dates as they come even if they are trips to get parts. 😉 After picking up the parts we went to Texas Roadhouse and filled up on bread and salad, barely touching our main course when it came.  Because who wants to spend over $40 on a meal for 2 without having left overs? That’s how we roll haha. Don’t deny you either think it or actually do it to! Shout out to all the carb lovers!  We then came back and I picked up the girls.  This was after 9! Which is past bedtime, so I’m sure any mother of toddlers knows how a bedtime routine goes and if it goes past bedtime how awful it can become.  We had a bit of a struggle to get them to sleep, but when we finally did it was time to get to work….Canning tomatoes. Make sure you check out my “canning adventures” page to see some of my other canning items! So my Monday didn’t go as planned and ran really late.  So my Laundry day wasn’t so much of a laundry day which left the pile of clothes left you see in this post.  A whopping weeks worth of laundry for a family of 5!  So guess how I get to be “super mom” and get all that folded and organized? Why not let one kid use post-it notes to write her name, the other to terrorize a toyroom and one to get frustrated because he’s attempting to crawl and can’t.  We jammed out to the 102 Bible songs Vol. 1 CD. And then Olivia proceeded to tell me who taught her each of the songs that were played. haha. Some were Carla (a friend of hers from church) others were mother-in-law more commonly known as “maw maw Cheryl”, and my self.

I told how I would talk about laughs, tears, and tantrums.  Well we just had a tantrum by Olivia by me taking the computer chair to write this blog post.  And now she is laughing at Isabelle looking for her play phone in the toy room.  Who knows where it could be in that sea of mess.  If anyone has any tips as to how to get your children to pick up after themselves PLEASE give me your tips!  We have tried taking things away, time outs, bribes, chores, awards.  It doesn’t work.

Anyhow, not sure how often I will post to this so I guess keep checking back regularly! I just wanted to say, “is it Monday still”? with all the laundry and the way has felt.  Also, ladies- give up the clean house attempt.  I am NOT going to be afraid to show my REAL home. Mess and all. So for the faint of heart you may want to avoid future posts!

As always–

Love,

Miranda

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