11 December 2009

oh my

Almost everything ready, toys put away (every last teeny lego) , books in place, house swept, mopped and almost nearly all the mirrors and windows(particularly the big sliding doors in the kitchen that on a daily basis become the focus of indoor outdoor smushed faces) ...almost made it when ...  15 min before rushing off to the airport to pick up guests I notice as  I grab the last sewing pile off the guest bed red crayon lines ( loooong ones) across the middle of the sky blue comforter cover. Then I flick back the covers to discover that my son, the five year old who was home sick the other day with a cough and who had a 'nap' in that same room decided under the covers was a good place to sharpen all of his coloured pencils... so not only are there streaks of red across the cover and little bits of coloured pencils all over the inside but I don't have time to wash and dry another queen size white sheet.No dryer here just the roof top.  This is less than an hour after as I was putting wine glasses away I miscalculated the cupboard top and shattered one - which then sprinkled down all over my face and onto the girls having a picnic under the kitchen table.
One of those days.
 All three kids home sick, and if one is not asking me to 'fix' the binoculars string(it comes loose every 3 min), the other is asking for more paper and maybe some sparkly glue and some chocolate and can we pleeeaaase open number 12 on the advent calendar the other is demanding that I find those two (teeny tiny) lego pieces of which he desperately need s to make a helicopter propeller ( I have absolutely no clue in which toy box I tossed them). Breath, keep calm
...off to the airport!

May you all be having a better Friday then I.
by the way destructo's ever so pleasant way of asking for help as regards the string is thus
until I do it ... which is about every 3 min.
(she does say thank you)


  1. Heyyy, sounds like my days ;-)
    Hang in there my friend,
    I'm grabbing a cup of tea now and

    Will Open Your Big Parcel That Arrived Today!


  2. Oh I know these days Juniper! Why do we always want to have everything so neat and tidy while the guests know we are having kids and I'm sure they don't mind too much seeing little mouths and hands on the glass doors - OK, they might mind the pencil sharpers rests under the blanket....

    I have been home with two sick kids for two weeks now which meant having a girl with first chickenpox, then 40°C+ fever for a couple of days and as soon as she recoeverd the boy was really sick (one week of 40,9°C) and pneumia (?) and as soon as he recovered it was me who had to lay down... if I would take picutes today, it looks like a mess here but fortunately nobody coming here for a visit in the moment...

    SO, enjoy a glass of red vine and have a happy evening!

  3. Oh my! What a day!! Kids can be so demanding at times he he! With regards to that award - it's up to you. : )

  4. Too funny - one of Q's many nicknames is "Dr. Destructo". And her smushed faceprints are still all over the back windows of my car, as well as all the various glass doors in my house. I don't do windows.

    ps - I passed you a little award on my voyageuses.blogspot.com account. No obligation - just a little compliment to your blog ;)

  5. oh! what a lovely blog! just discovered it thanks to "une envie de sel". thank you for sharing. kenza

  6. You see how wondrous those things go, I handed out the Award to Maia of Les Voyageuses and I find you this way!
    Love your blog, your musings, your life style...
    Will stop by often...
    As for the little ones, patience and maybe a glue gun...
    And pehaps a glas of vino for mama!!!


  7. ah, yes. how i wish we could share some cookies over coffee.


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