6:45am - leave for work
7:15am - arrive at work
4:10pm - leave work after faculty meeting
4:40pm - pick girls up from After School Program...they take 8 minutes to make their way from the gym of the school to the atrium, where I am impatiently waiting. Chandler stands at the top of the stairs and begins,
Chandler: So, Mama. You know my friend...
Me: Chandler. We have to hurry. We have to pick up brother and then you are going to CB's while Daddy is at a meeting, so that Mama can drive back up to school for PTO. Tell me about the friend in the car.
Chandler: Oh, right. Do you know what happened today at lunch?
Me: Chandler, go get your stuff.
Chandler: Oh, right. (scurries off to the lunchroom, stops at lunchroom door and begins yelling across the atrium to me) MAMA! Can I wear a t-shirt tomorrow?
Me: Chandler! Get. Your. Stuff.
Chandler: You got it, Mama!
(Clearly, I don't "got it" because it took me a million times of telling you to get your things before you actually went and got your things.)
4:52pm - finally leave the elementary school with 2 girls and a butt load of belongings.
4:56pm - arrive to pick up Q
4:58pm - Q's babysitter reminds him that he has to listen to his mother. Things are not going well. The only way I get him to leave is by reminding him that he is going to play at Loralai's house.
5:01pm - leave babysitter's. I now have 3 children in the backseat...one of whom continues to talk nonsense to me...
Chandler: Can a person actually die of a heart attack if they are surprised? (That's my edit. I failed to put that part in, in the original post. I told you I was tired.) :)
Me: Yes. I suppose they can.
Chandler: But how?
Me: Well, I guess if they had a history of heart problems and were scared or shocked or surprised, I guess they could have a heart attack and die. But I don't think it happens very often.
Chandler: Well then why did that lady die in that movie?
(Um, WTH are you talking about????)
Me: Um, Chan, what are you talking about?
Chandler: That lady. In that movie. She died. Why?
Me: Ok, I really have no idea what you are talking about. What lady? What movie?
Chandler: You know, in Annie.
Casey: No, her mom died in a fire.
Chandler: No. When they all go to the movies, the lady in the movie dies, but why?
(Seriously. That's the question you have about Annie???)
Me: I have no idea.
(Have you counted the number of times I have responded with "I have no idea."? This is sad in my life. I seem to be spending most of it confused.)
5:08pm - home, take Ike out, feed Ike
5:12pm - Chris calls. His meeting got out early and he is on his way home. I tell him that I have to take the kids to Loralai's anyway because Q will have a melt down otherwise.
5:13pm - load up the kids, drive 7 houses up the street to CB's (she and Drew are Loralai's parents...FYI)
5:20pm - leave to drive back to school for PTO meeting
5:58pm - arrive at school
6:00pm - sitting on bleachers in the gym
7:02pm - leave gym, drive back home
7:35pm - arrive home
I am tired. Oh, so very, very, tired. AND, the bonus is that we will be having round two of insanity on Thursday. Yay for the Pendleys!