Monday, July 06, 2009

I Love You, Good Night

Lots to do this morning! Dishes need to be washed, Laundry needs to be laundered, Corky needs to wash behind his ears and under his arms, and the house needs to be set up by 8:00 AM so that Max will have a house to tear apart. The garbage also needs to go out to curb this morning cause Monday is garbage pick up day.

Somewhere around 8:05 Max watches a Baby Einstein or Sesame Street DVD that he mandatorily (Corky word) has to insert into DVD player. Sometimes I watch and other times I take advantage and do a load of dishes or what not.

By 8:45 at the absolute latest breakfast needs to be prepared. Good thing the kid loves cereal and yogurt or I'd really be up Shit's Creek. Recently Max has taken a liking to eggs but I'm not ready to commit to using the burner before 12:00 PM. Fuck that noise.

There's also the Ever Lovin' Unpredictable Hazel-Eyed Benjamin Clark to factor in. You never know when he's going to decide it's time to eat or when he'll need a mandatory diaper change. The best I can hope for these days is a nice healthy feeding between 7:00 and 8:00 AM or after 9:00 AM. Somedays I win and other days I don't win.

By 9:00 or 9:30 AM Allyson gets up and takes over. She has similar experiences with the kids during my rest period. There's Lunch, shopping, snacks, feedings, feedings, diaper changes and more feedings before Corky's rest period comes to a grinding halt at 5:00 PM.

Then from 5:00 to 8:30 PM we tag team the kids and we still don't stand a chance. From time to time Allyson or I will sneak off and sit down in front of the computer during Evening Doubles, but we always seem to thwart each other pretty quickly.

By 8:30, Good Night, I Love You books are read, diapers are changed, children are bathed, and Max is in bed.

From 8:30 to 10:30 we try to squeeze in a warm dinner, but most of the time Ben mandatorily wakes up for an after dinner, dinner feeding. Usually right around the time we put our food on our plates. From 10:30 till 5 or so I go to work. In August Allyson will start working again. That's when things will get really interesting. I can't really speak for Allyson, but I'm ready for another KID!!!

It is now 7:30 AM and Max is awake. This changes EVERYTHING!

willSix interposes: This is the only way to read children's books.


Mike Golch said...

I doubt that she has you idea.

Hoosier Girl said...

You are getting so domestic! Captain Corky - househusband.

Seriously, this is a good time. Believe it or not, your life will never be this simple again. The older they getter, the busier things get.

Pictures please. How did Max like the 4th of July?


The Lone Beader said...

Wow. You are busy!

captain corky said...

Mike: Somehow I think you may be right!

Hoosier Girl: Busier did you say?!? That's not possible. ;)

Beader: Very! I'm taking it one second at a time though. ;)

Biddie said...

Lol. Have you mentioned this to Allyson yet??
These days will pass by sooo fast. Enjoy them :)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like the perfect system. Till the kids change it on you because as you know by now, they're in charge now. You do their bidding. That doesn't change. When you get old they'll tell you what to do and when to do it. And they'll always know more than you. Well, you have a few more years on that one.

You guys do make beautiful kids. Next thing we'll know, you'll be surprising with a birth around the corner. Seems to me like that's what happened this time. Unless I wasn't all there cause my daughter took away my computer time.

Happy late comment from me to you!

Patti said...

Sounds like a pretty good life, and you've got one cute baby there! :-)

And hey, where the heck is Birdman?!

dilling said...

busy busy bees

pilgrimchick said...

For some, this would be difficult, but in your case, you clearly enjoy it. Your kids are the beneficiaries of that attitude, to be sure.

Molly said...

Oh my goodness, you and Allyson have another baby. Congratulations, young Ben is a cutie too.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

The busy life of a wholesome American family!!! :)

DJ Kirkby said...

Aahhh yes...that brings back memeories...of the years in which I went completly grey. N3S is six now and I am still trying to catch up on sleep but that is only 'cos the other two are teenagers and now they are keeping us up at night again!

Knight said...

Gee, you make it sound so fun!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Corky, I can't even imagine what its like with 2 youngsters...

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Biddie said...

Wally was kinda hot.
Just saying.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Golly Gee Whiz You Crazy Kiddos... lol

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Farmer*swife said...

You are so funny! And, blessed! My kids are 16 months apart. I remember all the juggling and even the fingers reaching under the door when I was finally, FINALLY, able to start taking a soak bath about once a week.

And, now they are six and seven -- dressing themselves, feeding themselves, and the best part -- wiping themselves.

It goes by so quickly so I'm glad you have a gleeful outlook!

It's fun! [Most of the time]

Happy Thursday!

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