Thursday, March 5, 2009

EXHAUSTION has set in.........

Can I just say that I am completely EXHAUSTED tonight??? I can barely keep my eyes open, and here I am, still typing away............

Let me briefly explain my day to all of you...........No big deal, I get up @ 620am, take a shower, get Nick off to school, come back home and my day "really starts"! :) I "release the hounds", ummm, I mean, wake the babies up around 8am. :) So, today we had to go to the pediatrician's office for weight checks for all four little ones. And since Tom had to work, this is something I had to do myself. Sooooo, I made pancakes for all four (making sure to add in all the extra butter the ped wants them to have!!!) and got all their diapers changed. After I changed all four, I attempted to dress all four. (I did lay out their clothes the night before at least!) So I change Austin, and go to start on Matty. Then Austin decides to poop. So I have to stop changing Matty, to change A's diaper again. I finally get both boys dressed, and next thing I know, the girls are naked upstairs!!!! I knew this b/c they started singing the song, "I've got a wee-wee....." and I KNOW that is not a good song when I hear that! :) So I finally get the girls dressed and then I have to find socks. Let me just say I cannot wait till the summer so I can just throw sandals on t hem with NO socks. I hate socks. :) I got them all dressed, then I had to fix the girls' hair. I got their coats on, and strapped their "leashes" on, too. Remember, this is ONLY to get out of the house---we haven't even LEFT yet!!!! :)
I decide to walk all four out to the car together, while having them leashed. Emma decided to try and pick the snow up, Austin wants to run down the street.............it was crazy. I get them to the van, and literally throw them in. I'm trying to strap them in th eir seats as quickly as possible, b/c they are already running through the van, climbing over the seats, drinking Lexi's leftover "Moolatta" from DQ yesterday...........chaos, I tell you !
So, off to the ped we go. They did very well inside, however since it was "weight checks" for all four, th ey ALL have to be undressed. You've got to be kidding me, I'm thinking to myself. So I ask if I can just take off their jackets/shoes and weigh them in their clothes. Answer: NO for Katie and Matty, but OK for Austin and Emma. (Since we're more concerned with K and M's weights.) So, back to getting them undressed, and redressed. All in the meantime, they're all climbing the chairs, trying to spill the alcohol and stuff the doc has on the table.
We see the ped, and fnally leave. Coats back on, leashes back on, and off we go. Back to the van, throwing them back in, fighting them to get in t heir seats, and finally I take a big sigh of relief when I sit in the driver seat. OMG, I think to myself-----why did I make this appointment when I am ALONE??????

3 comments:

Brandi :) said...

OMG sister... I SSSSOOOOOOOO feel your pain, frustration, etc. and can sympathize! I am laughing as I read your post thinking... this sounds all too much like a typical day of mine, especially on Preschool days when I have to get all 6 up, fed, dressed, out, strapped in, unbuckled, in, out ... and back in ... and out again! OMG-- stop the insanity!!
Those with older multiples says this will get easier, but WHEN? I know... patience is of the essence!! :) One day, you and I WILL be looking back on these times... saying-- remember when with a smile on our faces?? :) Hang in there, Momma!
Now... go get some sleep! :) Goodnight...

Kim said...

Hi Ann,
I hope you were able to get some sleep last night and that you are feeling better today. I think Tom should take you out for a romantic dinner just the two of you!
Kim

Andrea said...

I'm exhausted just reading your post! You are brave to do a doctor appt. by yourself!