Post originally written on 4/29/03 when I had kids aged 7, 5, 3, and 1 years old.
Between yesterday and today, I’ve done 4 loads of regular wash, one load of all area rugs, one load of linens, with one or two still to be done. I’ve cleaned two full bathrooms, and have one half bath to do tomorrow. I’ve dusted and vacuumed upstairs, vacuumed the stairway and dusted baseboards. I’ve moved furniture to vacuum, mop and polish the hardwood floors, and still have the counters and dishes to be done.
I took Jessie (the 7 year old) to an extra ballet practice in prep for her weekend recital. I invited nine more folks to the 20-year class reunion, paid a couple of bills, and paid to have a new toilet installed. I’ve fed six people most their meals each day, wiped snotty noses, changed diapers, cleaned puke, doctored booboos, and bathed the baby. Tonight, I’ll bathe three more children after supper and dishes and sweeping, and do reading homework. Then I’ll bring in the area rugs from drying in the sun and fold that mountain of laundry on my bed and put them away. Sounds like another late night.
Right now, I’m having a Rolling Rock beer, whole wheat tortilla and roasted red pepper hummus spread. Supper of champions, eh?
With all that activity, I did skip my walk today.