Saturday, August 23, 2008

The verdict is ...

Well, maybe you need to have a trial to have a verdict. Let's just say that I owe thanks to all of you -- especially "T" who went out of your way to comment on my "Comment" blog. It hit an all time record of comments for me. Of course, I realize that I can comment myself, thus bumping the number up.

Next topic. How did my day with just Dan go? It's still waiting to happen. I've had days with Dan and Kayli but not just Dan yet. I've had plenty of nights with Dan though since he insists on waking up and having me sit by him while he goes back to sleep. His bad boy record was 6 in one night this week. His good boy record was two last night. Hooray! I felt like I'd actually slept some. He did have a night where he only woke up three times but then Jake made up the difference by getting up twice. Can anyone say Zombie?

School. Jake got up for it every day without complaining and went without a fuss. I was very thankful that he did so well. He did ask once when he was going to get to play (that was Friday morning). I told him he could play after school but his friend wasn't available then so he played with Dan. I liked that. The other children have done well too and they all ate their home lunches -- except Jake. He's already tried to convince me that his teacher doesn't want them to bring home lunches. He's eaten two unpaid for school lunches while his nice home lunch got limp in his backpack. I'll have to try sending a note to his teacher.

Did I read, or clean the bathroom during naps? Hmm. I can't remember. It wasn't the bathroom though because I finally did that today. Speaking of which, how do you get tubs clean? I have applied several cleaning solutions (AJAX -- Mr. Clean) and it still looks a bit dirty. I've scrubbed with scrub brushes too. I suppose the trick is to clean it a bit more often than I do. I won't tell you how often that is so you'll still come visit. Maybe the real trick is to have muscles like "Mr. Clean". I'll start weight lifting soon -- right?

I just realized that my music in the other room was playing Silent Night. I honestly thought that I took all but two Christmas songs off -- but I guess I have three on there. They don't come up often but it's a nice surprise when they do! Merry Christmas to all -- and to all a good night (with no surprise visits from your little ones).

10 comments:

cold cocoa said...

Ha! That is funny. I think some Christmas music would hit the spot for me right now.

Waking up lots stinks. Especially for silly reasons like blankets and Milos missing. We've been having good nights over here lately with baby sleeping until 4! But a worried Mom who checks to make sure he's okay...

I'm glad Jake is doing well. As for the tub, mine are okay (soft scrub), it's my toilets that I can't get the ring out of! Tips? (I got my hand in there the other day to scrub, but to no avail!)

T said...

my kids are all still sleeping - and Q is at a meeting... it's a little strange!

I always have to have Q give the tub a good strong man scrub if I want it to sparkle like new... all those little honeycomb grooves just drive me crazy when they can't get clean!

I'm glad you weren't just getting sick of all the comments :) We all try to be witty, but witty is so closely related to annoying that it's easy to slip!

Frey family said...

Not that I'm an expert or anything (I don't clean my tub very often either) but, Kaboom works rather well. I spray it on and leave it while I clean everything else, then I use a brush. It still takes some elbow grease though. Good luck with that!!
I'm glad all your kids doing well getting adjusted in school. My kids start this Tuesday. It should go weel- they are all in the same school as last year. Not much new to deal with this time. I'm looking forward to some quiet:)

Megz said...

Jake is already sneaking school lunch?? I think it took me until second grade before I figured out I could do that. I was smarter than him though---I tossed my uneaten lunch in the ditch on the way home from the bus.
I make an illegal cocktail of cleaning solutions in my bathtub. I know, I know, I'm creating a hazardous environment but sometimes it really seems to do the job!

Sher said...

Megz, do you have a recipe for said concoction or does it change every time? You haven't had to check yourself into the hospital yet that I've heard of so that's good.

Happy Mom said...

Sher, I hope I didn't curse you when I wrote my "sleeping blog." Holly is doing better since her tonsils finally came out, but no perfection. I'm still rooting for two nights in a row. And you already know I don't do tubs...I want the recipe when you find it.

Anna said...

Hey, you could also try Barkeeper's Friend. It works great in the kitchen sink when the food stains build up from washing dishes, and it's great about getting off the pan scuff marks.

Sher said...

Where do you get "Barkeeper's Friend?" I've never heard of it.

T said...

I want to try that Barkeeper's Friend... I googled it and it looks like good strong stuff! Is there a Linens 'n Things up that way? They apparently have it there...

Sher said...

Way to look it up! I'll try to remember to see if we have a "Linens 'n Things" around. I haven't heard of it -- Erin?