May 25, 2007


The last week and a half since Doug's mom left has been the longest of my life. Getting out of the house and into the car with three kids is not a job for sissy's.

(Especially when one kid is a prolific pooper and needs numerous diaper--and clothing--changes all right before leaving the house.) Max missed three days of school this week simply because I could not get four people ready to leave at the same time.

On Wednesday I was actually doing pretty well. I was organized, showered, and had all three boys clean, dressed and ready to go. Max and Gabriel had Dr. appointments and we were going to go there and then straight to preschool. Unfortunately, when I got to the door, my keys weren't on their hook. I checked my purse. No luck. I searched the whole house and car...still no joy. I had to call 3 minutes before my appointment and cancel due to brain loss. Too bad AAA doesn't hotwire cars.

The keys are still lost and I'm wondering if I threw them away.

Lucky for me, Fae has arrived just in time to save me from becoming a crazed, twitching lunatic unable to leave the house or even get out of bed. (Faezer is my most excellent mother, for those of you who haven't had the priviledge of meeting her.)

She got here Wednesday night and my life instantly got easier. Yesterday, I got to leave Sammers and Gabriel in the car while I dropped Max off at Preschool. Then, on the way home, Fae ran into the store for a gallon of milk while I stayed with the boys. Today when I took a shower, I didn't even worry about the screaming in the other room. I knew Fae would prevent any fatal injuries. Today I get to go to the grocery store ALL BY MYSELF!

Life doesn't get much better than that. (Well, maybe if Gabe were already sleeping through the night, but I wont press my luck...)

All I can say is, hooray for FAE!


Linz said...

It just took me 2 hours to read your post!! LOL! Anyway - Sorry about the keys! But Hooray for Fae!!!

Jenn said...

Isn't being a mom just great??? It will get better--when they get older and can get into the car themselves! Yeah for your mom!! Tell her hi for me. I was looking through your book list-- i just finished Twilight and waiting to read New Moon. Loved it!! Hope things get better for you--they will.......

ckkg said...

Oh my, I'm tired just reading! All I can say, is that I'm grateful that most of the time, us first time moms get to start with just one! I am overwhelmed just thinking about caring for our first in a few short months -- I can't imagine THREE! Your babe is ADORABLE!

Anonymous said...

"You can do it!!" Emmers. We love you! And yes we love Fae!! Can she come over and do some more mending?? I say drive to preschool in your pjs. Did the keys show up??