Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Speaking of Real Life

June skinned her knee at the bus-stop this morning, causing her to run home crying and asking if I could drive her to school. That was fine. I was going to leave Ivory and Daisy home since they were watching cartoons and the school is literally two minutes away, but Daisy seemed more inclined to be with me when I mentioned I was leaving.

And how glad I am that she came because she threw up in the car on the way home and I would hate for her to have to throw up at home alone.

So I just scrubbed out the car and hosed down the car seat. I put Daisy in the tub and put Ivory in charge of letting me know if Daisy needed help or Pearl woke up. (Luckily the baby fell asleep just as I needed both my hands.) Ivory did a good job if you count that no one died while I was outside. However, when I came in, Daisy was walking around the house naked and dripping wet and all her clothes were in the garbage. (?) So I put Daisy to bed and started a load of laundry, which I needed to do anyway, since Pearl had a blow-out this morning. (Have I mentioned that she still has those daily and no diaper brand has been able to handle them.)

So, we had a busy morning, but two out of the three at home are sleeping right now. Real life. But there are tender mercies all around. What if I had left Daisy at home? And look at these beautiful flowers I got to see with dew on them just because I was in the backyard cleaning a car seat.

Ooh, and now I have time to get breakfast. I chose shower over breakfast this morning. I usually don't get both.


Emma Jo said...

Oh bless you bless you...there is nothing worse in the world than barf in the car (which we just experienced a couple of weeks ago ourselves. yuck.) I love the clothes in the trash, kids are so funny, I love the way their minds work. I hope the barfs don't hang around. But it makes me happy when optimism prevails.

Katie said...

Real life does get crazy sometimes. I'm glad that you got both breakfast and a shower though!

¡Vieve! said...

Your life is so crazy! I don't know how you do it!