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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome to the Three Ring Circus!

I took the first step in growing my blog and making it bigger and better last night. It was scary (not because the class was scary...because it was a step in putting myself out there) and I thought my computer was going to freeze at any moment but it went well and I was able to stay online. I've threatened Leo again with the "tomorrow is my night out so guess where I am going and what I am going to buy?"

Thank God I don't have a webcam on this computer. It was a flipping circus over here. I had to pick Nico up from track practice at 4:15 (yes, my son that doesn't like to run is doing track. Thanks, Mr. Basketball Coach and Leo), take all of the kids to the dentist, get him ready for his 5:30 baseball game (really that just means I asked the hygienist to give him the fastest cleaning possible and then texted Leo several times to hurry up and come get him). I didn't get home until almost 6. Why does being at the dentist bring out the worst in my kids? I put dinner in with the hopes of feeding the kids before I sat down for the webinar at 7. I was hoping Belle and Tommy could keep Gia busy while I listened. Belle, bless her heart sensed I was nervous about the whole thing and has been supportive and extra helpful. She tried but Gia and Tommy were not on the same page.

What actually happened was that I signed on late and listened while serving the kids dinner, dealing with the landscapers that of course finished right when I was in the middle of listening and then arguing with Tommy about why he couldn't go play basketball. Gia took out every single utensil out and now I have no idea where any of my forks and spoons are. I'll tell you something though...nothing scares a mom more than seeing her two year old come at her with a knife. So many scenarios went through my mind in the 5 seconds she had it in her hand. After that she went around the house yelling, "NO SHARPIES! MOMMY SAYS, 'NO SHARPIES!'"

I took a lot away from last night's session with the two main things being, I need to work on design and post length so I'll start with that and not go into depth on why the dentist visit was so bad (Let me just say, Legos, crying, a dirty diaper, 2 cavities and several requests for Dairy Queen).

4 Comments:

At April 5, 2012 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

Beautiful family! Love the chaos described here. :) Stopped by from the Forum.

 
At April 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Aw...thanks! Thanks for stopping by. :)

 
At April 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

I am cracking up. You're describing exactly what I thought was happening in mine. I kept turning my webcam off and on because my kids kept yelling things out that I thought people might hear! Great to meet you. I've subscribed to your RSS, so we'll get to know each other even better.

 
At April 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

It was great meeting you, too! I subscribed to yours too and am really looking forward to getting to know each other.

 

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