Saturday, April 30, 2011

The week of busy!

So this week has been a long and intense week for my wife and I.  This is probably why I haven't been posting anything on the blog.

Sunday consisted of my wife having to leave town overnight for work.  So me, with the three kids went to my moms for easter dinner (yay, didn't have to cook.. and it was good!).  Afterwards, come home, get them ready for bed, showers, etc.

Monday my wife returned, and didn't have much to do.. so in retrospect, it was the calm before the storm.  Isabelle however had talked to her friend on the phone to arrange a playdate after school on Wednesday.  OK, cool.. thats fine.  Then Liz wanted to arrange a playdate with her friend as well.  Ok, Belle was going to her friends' house, Liz could invite Nycole over here.

School, then soccer practice afterwards.  My mother calls to remind me of the birthday dinner for my grandmother, and asks how many of us are coming?  All 4 of us, I say.  OK, so now, at 5:30pm on Wednesday, we get to go out to dinner at this cool family style italian joint that we've never been to... nomnomnom

Oh shit.. 5:30?  Belle wont be home till 5pm from her friends house.. and Nycoles mom is supposed to come get her at 5pm... hmm.. we can still do it.. it might be tight tho.

So after school, the kids are going to spend the afternoon with their friends, then we.... OH SHIT!  Wait!  My wife's cousins are in town from EUROPE!  We had made previous arrangements to get our kids and them all together to play and see each other after school on Wednesday!  DAMMIT...  what are we going to do now?

Wife makes some calls... about 5 calls later, we've adjusted the plans.  Wednesday, the girls will have their respective playdates, we moved the playdate with the European cousins to Thursday, and we can still tightly make the birthday dinner for my grandmother...  whew...

Wait.. whats this?  Liz has decided to do some outrageous crap in which she basically chooses to spend the afternoon by herself with no playdate as a punishment.  So now I call Nycole's mom to inform her of Liz's decisions.. I leave the voicemail, hope she gets it.

Today will be decent, since Liz has chosen she doesn't want a playdate today.  Belle will be at her friends till 5pm, then we go to dinner, then home.  Tomorrow, we get to look forward to the kids' Spring Play titled 'Go Fish'!  Oh man, these are so fun!  Waitaminit...  Thursday is soccer practice.  Fuck.  My wife informs me that she just remembered that Thursday is also her Bunco night.  Double fuck.

Well, my mother-in-law is going to come get the girls at school to take them to the new playdate with the cousins from Europe.  She will have them back by 5ish?  Then we gotta do dinner, and get the girls dressed in their new dresses (which my wife managed to find time earlier in the week to go shopping with them and let them pick out the dresses.. damn my wife is amazing).  And have them to the play by 630pm.  Doable.. but what about soccer practice and bunco?  Those get cancelled...

Thursday pretty much goes as planned.  Kids play with the cousins, we get a quick dinner then go to the play.  Get home late, and proceed to go to bed.

Last night... well fuck the week, my wife and I went to a Euromart we'd never been to, picked up a chocolate cake and said 'fuck you' to the world, and relaxed.  We deserved it.  :D


  1. I can relate. It sounds like any given week in my house. Unfortunately it gets harder as they get older. I'm just waiting for the oldest to have his license so I can stop playing chauffeur.

  2. dang, i hate a pretty busy week too!

  3. Wow, I'm impressed you maintained the composure to make a post about the insanity of the week. Here's hoping things calm down.

  4. Soccer practice? wife? ... grandma?.... soccer?