Monday, March 31, 2014

I forgot how hard this is

So I haven't been doing very well at "being healthy." Well, I've lost six-eight lbs in the last three months. I was hoping that would be much higher, but I still have a hard time skipping the treats and only eating for one. :)

I've been going to the YMCA every day that Jamey has school. I do enjoy the Y a lot. However, our dear sweet Josey has picked up on Separation Anxiety early. She cries every time I walk out of the room. Screams like I'm torturing her. Leaving her in KidStuff has been pointless. I get paged to pick her up after 10-15 minutes.

And I've got to tell you, it's worse to get there and start a workout just to end it after 10 minutes than it is to just not go. Now that it's nicer, I think I'll pull out the jogger and do my running around the neighborhood with the kiddos.

But what should I do with Jamey? I can't keep up with him if he's on his bike. Maybe the scooter??

Friday, March 28, 2014

Controlling the Chaos??

Just a normal day of controlled chaos.

6:45 am - Josey and I woke up
7 - Livy woke up happy
7:15 - Ivy came in totally sleepy still

Get up. Jeremy was still home. Remember we were going to the zoo, so start getting everyone dressed.

7:45 - Jamey woke up happy

Jeremy left sometime, and then Ivy & Jamey got dressed.

8:30 - shower

8:50 - Ivy said something like "Why don't you go upstairs with Josey? We're going to make you something special. It's a secret." So I take Josey up to try to get her down for a nap. For the last month or so, she won't nap. She falls asleep, but the second I lay her down, she cries. And there's no fixing it. She'll only nap if I'm holding her. But today she fell asleep and let me out of the room!

9ish - Livy is covered in orange marker. The bathroom floor is orange. The scale is orange. There is poop on the bathroom rug. The living room carpet is orange. Ivy forgot to make my "special secret" and ate an entire huge row of brownies I made last night. Ivy & Jamey are fighting about who gets to play on the iPad. Livy is yelling maybe at no one or everyone. I have no idea what she's even saying. She doesn't seem mad at anything in particular. She's just yelling.

9:20 - Make breakfast for Jamey & Livy. Ivy's not hungry.

9:30 - Get Livy in the tub. Oh crap! Josey is crying. Hold her while I get everyone settled into something. Ivy is playing 2nd grade math games on the iPad. Jamey is playing Kids Wii Fit so "he can play all day because it's exercising."

9:45 - I did remember to turn off the tub before we had a waterfall. The pooped-on rug is in the wash. Josey is happily watching Jamey.

The kids are going to run laps around the school if it gets above freezing today. I might need to crack open Auntie Jenny's raspberry wine!