Yesterday was the first day of school, THANK GAWD! The day started at 5:30 AM! I can't believe that people do this on a regular basis. I can't remember when I did this on a regular basis! Oh wait, last year.... I am not a morning person. I need to get up atleast a half hour before the tribe. They ARE morning people. Morning people who like to talk. ALOT. Everything was going great. Everyone was getting along, laughing, joking, until it came time to leave. Bitty One threw herself down on the floor in front of the back door and screamed and cried "IT'S NOT FAIR!" Unfortunately, her school doesn't start til next week.
Trust me honey, if I could send ya early, I would!
After an hour of this, I felt like joining her! Thankfully my MIL surprised me by taking Bitty to visit great grandma. PHEEEW! Bitty even gave me permission to watch something else besides Mickey Mouse Playhouse. Is she a peach or what?! Guess who didn't change the channel til an hour after she was gone?
The first day was a good one though for the big ones. They love it, but give them a few weeks and they will be back to normal and hating it. Especially the boy child. That is a feat in itself!
The good news is that I didn't get swallowed up by cleaning the kids rooms. You know, the rooms that I told them at the beginning of summer that we weren't doing ANYTHING til they were clean?! Yeah, those rooms. My washer and dryer has run nonstop all weekend long! Of course, I made them take everything out of the drawers and wash it.
They were talking about how nice it is to have a clean room. I was glad they appreciated it, but I had to burst their bubbles and tell them they are far from clean!
They are just kinda organized. I still have the closets to clean out, hang up clothes, mop floors, paint (LOTS of paint!) and some ways to organize the mounds of crap that they accumulate. I threw out 7 garbage bags of broken stuff, plain old garbage and too small clothes already. Yes, I am a proud mama!
I am going to start a series for Mondays. From The Top Down. Next week starts week one. It's going to be about cleaning, organizing and decorating this house from the top down. I am just sick of all the clutter that has accumulated and continues to grow around here. Mom is on the rampage! Watch out!
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments. It does help to go through the unthinkable having my sister with me!
I will be posting some recipes that I promised last week at the end of this week. Pinky promise!