Today I felt so productive. You know, one of those days where you just seem to get a lot done. As my day went on I kept adding to my list since I was accomplishing so much. So here I sit with a list of things I planned to get done, but now I just don't feel like it.
I got up early. Mike is out of town so I am solo. I got the lunches started and oatmeal on before it was time to wake the girls. After doing all four heads of hair the girls ate breakfast. I don't know about breakfast at your house, but these girls can eat. They had oatmeal, eggs, toast, banana bread, fruit and juice. We have some new rules in our house due to things getting really, umm...lax around here. Is lax a word? The girls eat at the counter in the morning and they were starting to just get up and take some of their dishes to the sink. I was beginning to feel like the waitress again, so the rule is, if you leave any part of your breakfast dishes out and this includes your trash, you have to wash or dry any dishes in the sink. Today Meilynn left her dishes on the counter, so after school she will put away the dishes.
The other rules we are working on are:
Running in the house- I have tried almost everything to stop this. It is just a safety issue. We have hard tile floor and a step up form one room to another, stairs, and just the danger of running into someone else. So the consequence is one lap for each year of your age in our back yard. Lily broke this rule the first day and had to run 10 laps around the backyard. The first few laps she was laughing and thinking it was fun, but by the 7th she was already dragging. No one has broken that rule since the first day it was in place. Now I know that is too good to be true, since it is something we have been trying to stop forever.
Wiping your hands together to get food crumbs off your hands or wiping them on the floor=sweep whole kitchen. One of the girls started wiping their hands together to get the crumbs off and then the others began doing this. I can't stand it.
Eating with hands. We have one that just can't stop doing this. So if she does it she has to go eat outside alone. I mean if you are going to eat like an animal then you should eat like an animal. At least I won't have to watch it.
Ok, I think you get the idea. There are just two more but I have got completely off subject. I was talking about my productive day. It doesn't help that I have had one wake-up with a bad dream in the middle of typing this. So now I just want to finish this post to get into my book.
Back to my day. I got the lunches made, the girls off to school. Jilliana and I dropped by the piano teachers to pick up a few of Emma's new books, and then we went to the grocery store. When we got home we played play dough, I made a slow cooker chicken to have another night.
Jilliana and I then made jello for dessert tonight. (It is not on our real food plan, but it is a sometime food)
I made Jilliana a quick lunch of pea soup, cheese, fruit kabob, carrots and hummus.
We talked to Kami on Skype, and then it was time to get the girls.
I could go on with this day, but boring. The point is I felt really good about getting so much done.
Fast forward to bedtime and someone had a major breakdown and missed the story. I guess the name of this post was appropriate. Ramblings, since that is all it seems that I am doing.
I was really going to write a post on "Thats Not Fair", guess I will save that for another day. And, oh yeah, the Italy trip.......hmmm, not enough hours in my day.
I will leave you with a few pictures. My favorite is the last one!
Who would believe that one of these girls would have a major breakdown an hour later. And it was not the little one.