So all of my girls are sick!It's been an ongoing thing in our house since last weekend. First Brinley spiked a fever and then started coughing and complaining of an earache. Then the twins started in with coughing and fever. Brinley had dropped the fever by Sunday so on Tuesday when school started back up she went. By Wednesday afternoon she had fever again and had to miss school Thursday. Gibby started the same Thursday morning and also missed school. Let me tell you I'm not good at sick kids. I don't really have the patience or the stomach for it. I have issues with mucus, vomit, diarrhea or any other bodily fluid for that matter!
I thought Brinley was better so I sent her to school today. Boy was wrong. I was called to come and pick her up. But being the Not So Super Mom that I am missed the four calls made by the nurse and the assistant principle. This actually wasn't my fault, but I still feel like the worst mom in the world. My phone wasn't ringing! I know, you're thing that I probably had my ringer off. Nope, I just have a bad phone that is no longer ringing when I have a phone call!
It wasn't until I was checking my email that I found an email from the Principle saying that Brinley had been in the nurses office all morning and that they were unable to reach me. So I checked my phone and they had tried calling me several times starting at 9:21 this morning. To top it off Brinley had been crying most of that time refusing to take Tylenol or eat her lunch. So by the time I got there she had been waiting for me for 3 hours and was completely red in the face from sobbing.
So I have everyone settled down to watch a movie and rest. I thought that this would be the perfect chance to get a nice warm bath to sooth my achy body. I forgot to mention that Aaron and I have been sick also. Anyway, I'm settled in reading a book and in runs Gibby with a panicked look on her face saying "I shouldn't have waited so long to go to the potty." As she saying that the unmistakable sound of a butt explosion is happening and Gibby has pooped her pants!
Are we going to have a round of the stomach bug that all of our little friends seem to be getting? We shall see! Check back tomorrow to find out!
So yesterday was Aaron's Birthday. I feel really bad that we didn't do anything to really celebrate this year. The girls have been sick and we just haven't had the time or the money to put anything together. I'm pretty sure that he didn't mind though. He's never really been big on birthdays and doesn't really like to be the center of attention. Anyway, the girls made him a birthday cake.
We sang Happy Birthday and he made a wish and blew out the candles! I apologized for not being better prepared. The sweetie that he is just smiled and said "I have everything I want right here."
So Brinley's first grade glass did their program at Good Morning Bright yesterday. For those of you who don't know, Good Morning Bright is an assembly that Brinley's elementary school has to begin their day. They dance, do the pledge of allegiance, honor Birthdays and have announcements. Brinley's class has been working on this skit for awhile.I was about appropriate bathroom behavior. They were SUPER excited to perform for the school! About three weeks ago I was asked to make capes for the 17 children in Brinley's class. I was also given a couple of months to complete this project. However, Mrs. Graham (who might be the best teacher in the world, no kidding!) decided that the kids should do their performance sooner to keep up the excitement! Okay so I was all set to do the capes, then I was also recruited to make matching masks and I needed to come up with something for the front to display a G for Germinator.
We had original thought about using t-shirts but it wasn't in budget.So know the work load has tripled and the time line has been shortened by a lot! So I was given my budget on Thursday February 4th. I was at the time making Brinley's Dress for the Daddy Daughter Dance ( look forward to seeing the results of this in another post!). The dance was Saturday and I was unable to buy the materials for the program until Sunday. I started working on them Sunday night. I had everything cut out by Tuesday night and started sewing Wednesday.
Half way through the capes my sewing machine stopped working. Luckily we had bought Brinley a sewing machine for Christmas. If you sew you no how much "fun" it is to learn a new machine. Anywho, I figured it out and started back up again.
Thursday the 11th it starts snowing and I still have work to do. Brinley's performance is set for the following day! Thank God for Snow Day's! It was declared Thursday night that we wouldn't have school and that Valentines Party's and the program would be pushed to Tuesday. So I thought great more time. Right? I'm the biggest procrastinator in the world. So what do I do? I play in the snow with the kids on Friday. Had a soccer meeting, went to a movie with Brinley and had family time on Saturday. Taught Sunday School, took Brinley to a Girl Scout Valentines Party, Sent the kids to the grandparents and had a date night with the hubby on Sunday. Then the dreaded Monday sneaks up on me and I still have to sew velcro to half of the capes and sew the masks. Which, I admit, I thought piece of cake! The hard part is over. WRONG! I didn't like the masks the way they were. That's The Wanna Be Super Mom coming out. Everything has to be perfect. So I decide that they need to be two layers to fit properly. Which in turn adds more cutting. Then my needles started breaking and the thread wasn't holding. Long story short I was up until 1:30 a.m. finishing the masks. Then was up at 6 a.m. to have everyone ready before Brinley and I went to her school at 7:30 a.m. I was tired, cranky and frazzled.
But the minute the kids saw their costumes(which were personalized with their first initial they got to keep I might add) and their faces lit up, all of my issues melted away and I was just happy to be part of it! Not to mention the second grade teacher's are fighting over who will get me next year! What have I gotten myself into? Until next time, Have a SUPER Day!
Last week we had the most awesome two days of snow! On Thursday IT SNOWED and snowed and snowed until we had about 8.5 inches in our back yard. By late Thursday evening Frisco declared a snow day for Friday! After my oldest daughter Brinley got over the fact that she was missing her performance at Good Morning Bright( which will be blogged about tomorrow, shhh it's a secret) and her Valentines Party she was ready to get out in the snow.
Our little bunny friend that lives under the deck made an appearance!
My name is Julie. I am a SAHM of three beautiful little girls. I so want to be that Super Mom that can do everything and still keep her calm. However, I am FAR FAR FAR from that. You get my point. Anyway, things would be perfect if my existence as a Super Mom only meant making crafts, sewing clothes and costumes for my girls and throwing parties then the title would be mine. In my case I can't seem to keep all of the other loose ends from fraying. Like cleaning, cooking, homework and anything that requires organization or accountability! I hope that you enjoy my misadventures as I document my time striving to be Super Mom for my girls!