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Monday, November 21, 2011

On the Go and Phone Woes

I used to love that the kids had a whole week off of school the week of Thanksgiving. No waking up early. No homework. No running around making lunches or getting kids out the door. It was great. It was relaxing. It is no longer that way. I ran around today like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get things done. On the schedule today was having my bff over with her kids (she was going to help me finish my room while the kids hung out), driving Nico all over Wheaton so he could meet up with his friends (and have the dreaded sleepover that better last him awhile), going back to Target to buy things I forgot the first time and going to a friends for Monday Night Football (and I know the rest of Chicago is mourning Cutler's broken thumb but I have faith in Hanie. I kinda love him since he ran Nico's football camp one year and was so sweet to him). All I really wanted to do was finally break in the treadmill since my room is done and go to bed since I am tired all the way to the bones. The funniest part of my day:

I said yes to a sleepover with Tommy and one of his good friends. Tommy stayed there once and has been begging me to have him here. Isabella stayed at a friend's so it worked out. If you follow this or know me, you know how I feel about the sleepovers so I won't repeat it here (I hate them...oops, couldn't help myself). I didn't have any food for breakfast (I think Frankenberries is an acquired taste) so because Gia was still sleeping at 9:00, I ran to Target. I gave Nico instructions to get her when she cried and feed her toast. I told him to listen for her because she was going to wake up any minute.

While at Target, I tried to get in touch with Nico to tell him that Tommy's friend's mom was going to pick him up at 10:30 so he needed to eat something (she said he liked cereal). He didn't answer the phone. I called his cell which is usually glued to him and nothing. Now, that could either have meant he was busy with Gia or was in the basement and didn't hear the phone and if that was the case, if he didn't hear the phone, he wasn't going to hear Gia. I felt myself getting more and more mad. I mean, c'mon. I wanted to run to the store. I should be able to leave my 8th grader for an hour. I got home and yep...they were in the basement and Gia, luckily was playing in her crib. I was worried so I had to cut my Target trip short so I forgot a bunch of stuff I needed to get. That meant that at some point I'd have to go back and probably with the younger three kids. So much aggravation because he didn't just answer the house phone or his phone.

I left Leo a nice text wishing him a good day at work (he's a little stressed out these days) and I told him I loved him. He called me at the exact time I was mad about the phone thing and I went into my rant for about ten minutes. I talked about how Nico should know to have a house phone with him and that he is in charge of the other kids and how irresponsible it was to have a phone and not have it with him. I asked Leo why he was calling thinking it was to comment on the text I sent him and guess what he said? "I left my phone at home today so don't try and get in touch with me on that.", meet tree.


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