Yes, I Am Alive

Though I’m sure you were doubting it, since I haven’t written in…um…forever…

Fucking winter break….

Fucking kids home all. the. time.

I have no time to sit on the toilet and empty my bladder let alone write…

This is what my days have looked like…

5 am-Woken up by Blake dancing to Gangnam Style on Just Dnace 4*

5:05- Yell at Blake to turn the damn TV down

5:10-Yell at Blake to turn it down more

5:15- Threaten to throw the Wii in the goddamn trash if he doesn’t turn it down

6:08-Get woken up by Jack’s feet up my ass since he’s crawled into bed with me and sleeps upside down-shove him to Eric’s side

6:30-Get woken up by Hope demanding oatmeal

6:40-Get woken up by Hope still demanding oatmeal

6:45-Get out of bed because Hope is screaming that she’s so hungry her tummy is crying

6:55-Lay on couch and pray that Brooke will sleep for 30 more minutes so I can go back to sleep

7:05-Yell at three older kids for climbing into Brooke’s crib and waking her up

7:10-Distribute chocolate chip pancakes to boys and Brooke

7:15-I sneeze, and promptly pee all over myself since I have yet to sit on the toilet

7:16-Put on clean undies

7:20-Tell the boys to stop fighting over the Wii

7:22-Tell the boys to stop fighting over the Wii

7:24-Make the boys put on PBS so Brooke and Hope can watch Martha Speaks and maybe I can have one fucking cup of coffee in peace

7:30-Realize I’m out of creamer

7:34-Clean up the puddle of tears on my counter and settle for Corn Pops with milk

7:45-Take a shower

8:00-Clean up the shredded cheese fight that happened during said shower

8:15-Send everyone to their rooms until we leave for the museum

8:16-Try to get on computer

8:18-Give up since the kids keep coming out to ask if we’re leaving yet

8:20-Quickly dry my hair and throw clothes in dryer so they at least smell clean before we head off to the children’s museum

From 9 to about 12 or 1 I follow Hope and Brooke around while the boys are free to roam and desperately try not to lose them. I fail after the museum director gets my attention while I’m frantically searching for Brooke…she was halfway up the stairs by then…Mother of the Fucking Year right here folks…

As soon as we get home I then feed the kids a nutritious lunch of chicken nuggets and some sort of fruit before putting Brooke down for a nap.

2:00-I send the boys outside to play and put on the TV for Hope so Brooke can sleep in peace and I can get some writing done

2:05-Hope asks to go outside, I beg for 15 minutes

2:07-Hope asks to go outside, I plead for 10 minutes

2:10-Hope starts crying because it’s not fair that the boys are outside and all she wants to do is ride her bike

2:11-I go outside with Hope

Now that I’m outside all I do is break up fights over who gets what ball, who gets to pull the wagon and who gets to sit in it, and try to throw a football like I give a fuck…

3:30-Bribe Hope with popcorn and a Barbie movie to come inside

4:00-I vacuum up the popcorn fight that happened between the three big kids while I was texting and then getting Brooke up

4:15-I make my mad scramble to clean up the house so Eric doesn’t get all pissy when he comes home

4:30-I go pee

4:32-The house is a fucking wreck

4:35-Eric comes home and wonders out loud why the house looks like a bomb hit

From here on out it’s make dinner time, clean up dinner time, get four kids clean time, and clean up the damn house again time…

7:30-Start bed time

8:30-Last kid finally passes out after the last potty break, cup of water, hug, kiss, and tuck in

8:35-Eric looks over and gives me the look

8:37-I go into the bedroom and change my underwear again since I peed myself from laughing so hard

8:38-I get my computer and sit to write, but I’m so tired my eyes blur together…I give up and watch HGTV

9:00-I take my Kindle to bed…

And then I wake up and start all over again…

To say I can’t wait for the kids to go back t school next week is an understatement if I ever typed one…

How’s your winter break?

*to which I currently hold the high record in my house…ahem


  1. Alison says:

    Who knew peeing would turn into a luxury?

    Happy New Year!
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  2. My daughter recently moved out, and is pregnant with my first grand child. Can’t wait for the baby because she gets to take him home and be woke up at 4 am like I was with her. LOL

    I adopted another rat today when my daughter’s friend who works there called and asked if I would because they were going to euthanize the little guy because he only has three legs. So that makes 7 rats that I now have. Hubby is very happy..O.o lol *pictures of my new brood on my blog. :) *
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  3. Galit Breen says:

    Oh I know, girl.

    I. Know.

    {What does it say that I cried a bit for your lack of creamer?}

    Happy New Year to you and yours!
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  4. Becca says:

    HGTV is da BOMB!! Perfect, mindless DRECK for a hopelessly shitty day. :-) Our break was great, but I’ve only got *one* kid to follow around, plus I was taking the week off work.
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  5. Just reading this stresses me out! I can’t imagine living it…

    (Well, yes I can, kind of. As the oldest of 7 I lived it from the other side of things.)
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  6. jenny says:

    Fucking winter break, I hear ya! My kids go back in four days…I am on the count down!!

  7. meriah says:

    I cried for you with the creamer. Big fat tears :)
    xoxo m
    ps. What’s HGTV?
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    • holly says:

      Home and Garden TV…they put on all these shows showing gorgeous homes and renovations that make me feel like shit about my own home…

  8. Chris Carter says:

    Oh this is a CLASSIC day!!! SO. GET. THIS. :) Today was the first day back for my kids…THANK GOD! I had the house all to myself. Didn’t talk to anyone or watch any tv or make any sounds WHAT SO EVER. Just did blog work and caught up on other blogs etc. It was WONDERFUL!!! Hope your break ends SOON! :)
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  9. Just as intense as yours, but for different reasons. My kids have learned to appreciate the art of being mellow on break, but we had to travel. I WAS NOT ready to go back!
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  10. Tiffany says:

    Yes, yes and more yes. I am so ready for mine to go back too.
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  11. Jody says:

    OMG – I f-n LOVE this. It’s too freakin hilarious and REAL. My husband would always be like – soooo the laundry never even got from the basement to the bedroom? and I’m like YEP – it didn’t !!!! They don’t GET IT!

  12. I peed on myself while sneezing for the first time a few days ago, it better go away when this kid gets out of me!
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  13. Kim says:

    LOL! I seriously contemplated buying a package of Depends, for the remainder of Christmas break… so glad to hear that I wasn’t the only Mom rushing to change their undies!!!
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    • holly says:

      never babe…whenever you pee on yourself and feel like shit for doing it…just think of me and know you’re not alone

  14. Sarah K. says:

    8:35-Eric looks over and gives me the look
    8:37-I go into the bedroom and change my underwear again since I peed myself from laughing so hard

    Ahahahaha! Husbands are so optimistic, aren’t they? Bless their hearts.
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  15. Kristin says:

    Hilarious! Is first grade to early to start thinking about overseas boarding schools?? Those were my thoughts over the break… that, and why the hell didn’t I attempt to potty train Max while we were holed up at home?
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