And the week isn't even close to being over.
There must be something about hitting the 1 month mark. Everything fell apart this week.
Let's see...what's all happened in the last 4 days...
*I realized that I was drinking expired coffee. I thought I was just being a coffee snob and the kcups were not up to my standard. Nope. I stopped drinking it immediately but it left me very grumpy for school. Lot's of coffee is essential to life right now.
Thank you Target for sending me a free Starbuck's coffee coupon (you know you spend too much money there if they send you this). The second school was over, we made our way to pick up a giant coffee and I pretended I didn't know how many calories were in the drink.
*Made the fatal mistake of going in Old Navy with 3 kids...and that giant coffee. Alison has zero pants and is in between sizes, which equals very stressful shopping.
*Colin has bitten Alison twice. This has never happened in my mothering life. He's 4!
*Reading, writing, math and history is the only school we're doing right now. Alison is struggling to get a single thing done and has cried every day. I couldn't even tell you why she was crying. And if she wasn't crying, she was arguing. Eli, on the other hand, got mad that math was too easy today and stopped talking to me. Then I was super mature and said, "Fine. I'm not talking to you either!"
*Colin stepped on a nail and it was stuck in his foot. Why was there a nail in on our schoolroom floor? That story involves a naughty puppy...
*We got in the van to go to the library and it started shaking. I immediately had visions of having to buy a car by myself and said, "Ok, everybody out!". We've been driving Ben's car since because I refuse to deal with car problems.
*Eli has broken two glasses. He also concocted "soup" in the yard with dirt, rocks, flowers and hose water and tried to serve it to me in bed.
*Colin got a running nose and shortly after I set up the humidifier for him, the dog tripped over the cord and broke the thing to pieces.
*Snow birds are back and they take grocery shopping stress to a whole new level.
*Bought bad chicken. The date said it should be fine, but when I put in the pot, it smelled horrible. I thought I was just being crazy and it was for Maya (yes, I'm crazy and make our dog food), so I started to cook it and quickly the kids were saying, "It smells like fish!" and running out of the house. It was awful. Then, I was super smart and left the whole pot sitting on our driveway for 2 days.*The worst=I tried to give myself a day off and purposely stayed in my pajamas and let the kids watch way too much Justin Time and ignored the chores. FATAL MISTAKE. The doorbell rang. I forgot the exterminator appointment. Y'all, I answered the door in my pajamas! He comes in the house and is trying to spray around the 4 mounds of laundry, 2 giant piles of toys to be put away and open dishwasher drawer. The boys are naked on the couch and it's painfully awkward at the state of our house.
*Again, trying to make things a little better, I told the kids to put pj's on and turn on a movie and I'd make popcorn and hot cocoa (ignoring the fact that it was 93 outside). Of course, the popcorn popper decided to spontaneously combust. Popcorn was flying everywhere!
*Dinner has been a disaster. Apparently I can't cook while Ben is gone and he keeps telling me to just keep things really simple. I made bean and cheese burritos with guacamole one night. It's safe and they love it and then Alison said, "So, we're just having an easy dinner tonight?". Face palm. She also almost cried when I bought bread at the store. Food snob problems.
*The kids have been bugging and bugging and bugging me about getting Maya a bed. Like talk about every single time we are in the store (and that's a lot) bugging me. I finally agreed today when we found the cheapest option. $27 and an hour later and Maya completely destroyed it.
She also dug a new whole in the yard this week.
There's a mental drain of 3 kids constantly talking and asking questions. Last deployment, I didn't drink once. 4.5 weeks into this one, I picked up a bottle of wine and some oatmeal cream pies in honor of Ben.