I made an announcements on Facebook that I was sick and going to shower, put on pajamas and rest… so laughable. Does anyone actually believe that crap?! <sigh> I mean any stay at home parent knows you can't show weakness. Kids sense these things... always.
A 5-minute shower turns in to a knock on the door by the oldest asking if friends can come over, “NO!” A crying toddler who missed naptime… for like the 35th day in a row would rather press his mouth up to the door and cry than crawl into his comfy bed. And of course the youngest child asking for a snack even though she’s already finished off everything in the house.
By the time I rush through my “relaxing” shower and get dressed the twins have passed out on the bed. It’s 4:30… so late in the day there’s no doubt they’ll either wake up before the sun goes down, or well before the sun ever shows back up. So I’m in a dilemma. Do I wake them, and deal with the crying for 3 more hours? Let them sleep for an hour and deal with the grouchiness for an hour or two? Or take my chances and hope they sleep through the night… I know…never happen.
Oh screw it! I’ll take some aspirin, squirt my throat down with Chloraseptic and put the laundry away. Maybe I’ll even put some make up on so I can go grocery shopping and not scare the poor check out lady. I mean seriously, who has time to be sick?! <sigh>