DH's not the happiest, but hey, get over it I say! LOL Anyway, just a quick post to let you know I still do have a place to call home.
I've also been keeping on top of housework this week, which is BIG for me! I've been following a morning, afternoon and before bed routine, and I am finding a little more time during the day. I'm just getting stuff done quicker instead of procrastinating, or putting it off until it becomes a huge job.
Today Ethy had childcare, but Liam was home as it's still school holidays. It was also my day to have Aidan. Poppy popped in at lunch time so I took off to pick up Ethan, leaving him here with Aidan and Liam. Stopped to get a few things for tomorrow's photoshoot with Michelle then home. We decided to make pizza's for dinner, as I thought it would be a good way to keep the boys occupied for a few minutes. I got all the ingredients ready, then they got to make their own pizzas, and were very excited to watch them cook in the oven. It did mean I had to tackle the supermarket with 3 boys under 4 (I know... what WAS I thinking!) I bribed them, telling them if they stayed with the pram and did as they were told we could go to the park afterwards... we didn't go to the park! There is only seven months between Aidan and Liam so people tend to think they are twins when they are together. I am constantly amazed at the dirty looks people give you when you have more than two kids... especially if they are all young! I remember when Aidan was very small and my sister went back to work for a few days to help out during the christmas rush. I babysat Aidan for the day. Liam was about 10mths old, so Aidan would have been about 3mths. I set off from home (old house, close to the shops) with Liam in the pram, and Aidan strapped to me in the baby bjorn, so happy, and proud of these two gorgeous boys, (who hardly made a noise the whole time). A few minutes later we arrived at the shops and each time I went up and down an isle, I kept running into the same lady. Not once did she smile, say hello, or even make eye contact with me; but I could see her constantly looking (glaring) at me while I was browsing the shelves. When I got to the register she came along to the register next to mine and continued to give me the evil eye as I was chatting to the girl serving me. She was lovely and was saying I looked like I had my hands full, and I told her that only one of them was mine, the other was my nephew. She said she was surprised and had assumed they were brothers, and I told her they were too close in age to be brothers (you know... you'd need at least a 9mth age gap!) As soon as I mentioned that, the 'evil eye' lady looked straight at me, smiled and told me they were lovely! Anyway, that got a little off topic, but I just wanted to express my irritation at people who judge, when they have no clue! Today I got the evil eye and whispers from two girls at the deli, who must have been all of 15! OK, Liam and Aidan were being pains in the butt a little. But no where near badly behaved. They were skipping along in front of the deli windows saying "yummy, yummy, yummy" and pretending to eat stuff, you know, chewing on their fingers etc. Really causing no trouble to anyone else, and as soon as they got a little too fast or noisy I pulled them up, and just a quiet boys, slow down, was enough. But the whispers and the looks were horrid! Not one person standing around smiled at them (even though they were dressed as spidermen, which usually gets a few nice/cut comments). It would just be nice if people could slow down and not judge. I mean gee - imagine if we were actually to help someone who might be struggling! I'm sure every mother has had a child chuck a wobbly in the shop before - my kids are quite easygoing, but I'm sure there have been times... and what do you do? Walk away and ignore? (And cop the looks for that?). Smack? (oooooh!) Don't smack (someone will think you should). For crying out loud, they are kids, they have a reason for acting like that... they don't know any better just yet or haven't developed the ability to control/express their emotions in other ways. Evil eye people on the other hand should have.
Anyway (becoming a very long post here!) to top it all off...
Aidan introduced Liam to the fact that the word "penis" is the funniest word in the world. That must have been about 18 months ago, and finally that is starting to die down a little. Great. Well great, until today, in the middle of Safeway, Aidan out of no where yells out "vagina!" Now keep in mind, everything Aidan says, Liam copies.
I'll be doing my shoping before Aidan arrives next week!