Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here We Go, Toddler in Tow

I spent 10 hours in my van today without going more than 12 miles from my home. Insane! Right?

Knowing I had more to do than I had time. I said a prayer and began shuffling through my day.
So, how does one use up a 1/2 a tank of gas staying within nearly walking distance of ones home?

Let me share!

8:45 a.m. - load up 6th grade daughter and friend to run them to Home School Academy
9:00 a.m. - drop them off and try to get my head around all there is to do
9:10 a.m. - realize I can't possibly think when I am surrounded by clutter
9:15 a.m. - vaccum out van
9:20 a.m. - sigh of relief and a moment of clarity
9:30 a.m. - call home and tell them to get toddler ready I will do all my errands with little mr. toddler
9:45 a.m. - Toddler and mom begin making our rounds....

(everytime I stopped the van he would begin hollaring, "me, me, me"!) It was like peek-a-boo everytime I opened the door! He was thrilled beyond words!

Target...return here
Hobby Lobby...return there
Payless...return everywhere
Walmart...realizing now I birthed a heavy weight because he is stinkin' HEAVY
Library...late charge from the lost video! At least we found it!

11:15 a.m. - drop toddler off and pick up Senior daughter, and another round of stores we go!

TJ we go...return here
The her stop
Justice...return there

Would you believe none of the returns were for me? Not only that, but each store return was a return from a different child!

Noon - we are off to meet G'ma and get another car (only for the day:/)
(Senior is off to get a glimpse of the college life)

Did I mention we are about to have another college student? YIKES! She will be our little artist. Pretty sure I should blog about her God given talent! Just wait til you see her self taught skill! Basically you call that a God given talent!

12:30 p.m. - lunch with my mom (YES!)
2:00 p.m. - race to pick up 6th grader and different friend from Academy
2:30 p.m. - drop off friend
3:00 p.m. - post office run...returning items from Gibson's from nearly a year ago!
3:30 p.m. - back to church for a few things
4:30 p.m. - back home to trade out more kids
4:45 p.m. - leave daughter to babysit little guys, grab big guys for some tennis time

(Of course today toddler takes a 4 hour nap!)

5:30 p.m. - drop off tennis boys
5:45 p.m. - Purchase Large Coke from SONIC
6:00 p.m. - back home until 7:00

(little kids are having great time PTL and I get my couch time with my guy!)

7:00 p.m. - BACK in the van
7:30 p.m. - opportunity to watch my 14 year old son play against some men and win!!!
7:45 p.m. - purchasing some gas for the van! Imagine that?!
8:15 p.m. - eating dinner that husband fixed!
9:00 p.m. - DONE! There is nothing left for the day!

10:00 p.m. - realize we have to leave at 6:30 to visit college campus, decide to take shower and do my nails (apparently my looks were more important than how tired I am)

10:30 p.m. - making a schedule of tomorrows expected plan!

11:00 p.m. - blogging

11:45 p.m. - DONE! For REAL!

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