Today’s summer school activities have been cancelled due to the consumption of too much champagne yesterday during date night. I had A much needed night out with my husband and friends downtown by the water, where we watched a beautiful bright orange full moon rise over Brooklyn. All summer school activities will commence on Monday, I hope everyone has a great weekend.
When you read the title of this post you might think that I feel life is not going well. On the contrary, my life is literally full of shitty moments because I am a mother of three children under 5. Let me explain further, we are a family of 5 and I wipe the asses of 4 of the 5 people that live here on a daily basis (this includes my ass). My oldest son and my daughter are both potty trained thank goodness, but they have not mastered the art of wiping their assess. I am constantly asking them if they went poopy so I can go and check if they did a good job wiping.
My son had become really good at leaning himself up which makes sense because he is older. He is also the kind of kid that has never liked getting his hand dirty. One day several months ago I noticed something on the walls next to the toilet. I had no idea what it was, I just wiped it off and kept living my life. Then my father came home from picking up my son and told me that his teacher caught him wiping poop on the bathroom walls. WTF!!! of all the things my kid could be doing he is wiping shit on the walls. That is when it hit me the stuff on the walls I had wiped off the week before was poop. knowing my son he got poop on his fingers while wiping his ass and wiped it off on the wall, so I asked him that is exactly what happened. The next day I went to his school and explained to his teacher why he put poop on the walls, that was a strange conversation.
Sofia is a different story. When she was really little she use to poop in the tub all the time, you had to watch her. Now that she is potty trained the main issues are wiping and getting to the toilet in time. Sometimes she gets so caught up in playing that she doesn’t make it to the bathroom. Last month this happened, she waited too long and she not only pooped on herself, she left a trail going to the bathroom because she had on no panties. The poop just fell out of her shorts, I ended up stepping in it and it got everywhere.
Rafael is still a baby so I’m just changing diapers for the next year or so, that can’t be helped. I can’t wait until all of my children are capable of wiping their own assess, and I only have to worry about wiping my own ass.
When thinking about this week ( yesterday I typed up and printed out a schedule) I didn’t think that my biggest challenge today would be motivating myself to stay on track with our schedule. I am about to over share and go on a rant, so if you would like to just skip this part continue after the pictures. Today is the first day of my period, but it didn’t effect me until around 11:00. Ever since I had Rafael my period has changed, now I get serious PMS and feel so physically tired that I sometimes wake up feeling hungover. While making lunch for the kids I was just so tired, and then all of a sudden my back was on fire, then my legs started to feel sore. After putting the kids down for their naps, all I wanted to do was nap. Part of me wanted to just forget about the afternoon plans, but I didn’t want to do that.
Now, this morning I realized that I needed to go to the supermarket, after breakfast, name writing and butterfly counting we went out. The supermarket is around 7 blocks away and I was pushing a stroller with Rafael (25lbs) and Sofia on a stroller board (35lbs) in 80 degrees. After the supermarket there was at least 10 more pounds hanging from the stroller. I decided to take the kids to the playground since we were out, Francisco wanted to go home but Sofia and Rafa started crying when it was time to leave. We went home a different way and one of the blocks we went down was a bit uphill. I think all of this contributed to how exhusted I was on this first day of my evil evil period. I’m done with my rant…Read on.
Sofia and Rafa slept until around 2:30 and I let the kids watch Umizumi until 3:00, its educational so is counts..lol While they were relaxing I pulled out table toys and let them know that after their show was done we would transition to the table for table toys.
I turned off the TV put on music and while Sofia was excited about table toys Francisco immediately said “I don’t want to do table toys and went to his room. After explaining to him that it was table toy time and he had no choice, he decided that he would play with his Lego’s. I set Rafa up in his highchair with some Mega Blocks and Sofia played with pattern blocks and the hexagons. The rest of the afternoon went really well, after cleaning up they had free play in their room. They took out their magnet puzzles and started checking for metal objects all around the house. I love when they start exploring on their own, they were so excited every time they found something that was metal. Tomorrow I am surprising them with an ice toy excavation activity.
Me: “Why does the magnet stick to the can?” Francisco: “Because it’s metal!!”