Thursday, January 19, 2017

This morning started with glitter and ended with screaming

It's my fault because I made real coffee this morning and then forgot it was real and not decaf and kept slugging it back because it was making me feel SO GOOD.  Only I got to a point where I just felt baaaaaad.  My shoulders were all up around my neck, but I didn't even notice, I just thought omfgeverybodyosanassholestopchewinginmyear.

Harry and Jack had a perfectly reasonable request that I finally my god finally help them redeem their  Chrismukkah and birthday (ha ha ha ha) iTunes gift cards, so I put them on their accounts (while getting stopped 65 times for other things from other children-- why can't any of them just let me complete a single task ever?), and it was easy enough.  Then Harry tried to purchase Madden Cash in an app he loves (Madden Mobile, duh), and I got the little Apple Family Sharing purchase approval request.  I should note that these requests are super fucking annoying because if you don't respond to them on your phone's lock screen or stop what you are doing and swipe them right away when they pop up and interrupt your other apps, they are GONE FOREVER and your kids has to request again and probably nags at you about it for awhile. (They really are gone-- I just talked to a lovely Apple help person who explained that to me like I was the dumbest person ever which I think I am).  So, I approved his request but then I noticed that it was set to come off of my credit card, so I unapproved it.  But then the stupid game would not let him request it again because it thought that the request was still out there somewhere and the whole process came to a grinding halt and also there was breakfast and glitter everywhere, and I was in my Wal Mart nightie and it was time for everyone to be at school requiring me to put pants on and the children to dress themselves holy shit.  And also Jack and Harry were PISSY WITH ME Harry because of the Madden cash request limbo and Jack because HIS IPAD WAS NOT CHARGED which was sooooo not my fault.  I made the Bad Decision to stand at the kitchen counter drinking more coffee and googling my problem and just getting generally techno -angsty but not getting dressed or cleaning anything up. But finally!  The big kids left, and I threw on some leggings and wellies and a huge coat (and my Hillary Clinton shirt-- sob) and took the littles to preschool.

 And then Dorothy forgot her shoes (she can just wear her Hunters, no prob) Cooper forgot his wellies (and he'll have to borrow a school pair and thank god I won't be there because he has shoe sensory issues) and Jack forgot his lunch (already took it to him).  GAH.

Meanwhile the whole house is a shit hole and I still have my shoulders up around my neck and all of this happened because I set no alarm and made no morning preparations last night and drank too much coffee.  So it's all alarms and night prep and decaf from here on out.  Also Ben has meetings today, so I can't go to work until 3.  I hope to shower sometime between 1 and 3-- WISH ME LUCK.

And I am waiting on a call from the game app support people because I WILL SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

Yesterday was garbage day, which is a huge darn deal, BTW.

 Ballet Dorothy is one of my top 5 favorite Dorothys
 She and her doll just happened to have matching tutus.
 I swear to god I will write this book this year.
 Recital fashion show-- she was so excited to take her first part of her first costume home!
 I was only home for maybe 36 minutes is a row yesterday.  It was BRUTAL.  After preschool, I ran the kids home to shove food in them as fast and I could and also fold laundry. The we had dance.  After dance, we ran to the library to pick up books on hold for Jack's class project.  The we went home for maybe 25 minutes (put away laundry; wash kitchen floor) until Jack got home, and we took him to his tutor.  We had another 25 minutes at home (wash lunch boxes and repack them) then we had to get Cooper and Harry ready for hockey, pick up Jack, take Cooper and Harry to hockey and wait for Ben to get there from work.  Then I took Jack and Dorothy to dinner and to Barnes and Noble to hunt down another book.  I realized we didn't have enough time to go home so Jack could change for gymnastics and it was like the one day of the whole school year that he didn't wear sweats to school, so we ran (literally) next door to Shopko and bought some and got him to gymnastics with minutes to spare.  There Dorothy and I had our first down time of the day for like 20 minutes before Ben and the other kids arrived so I could take them home and start bedtime while Ben waited for Jack and my friends came over to make protest signs and drink champagne.  OMFG.  I am tired just reading that back.

 Sign mess
 The kids were stoked to find the extra supplies this morning and got right to work because glitter is awesome.

 fierce glitter negotiations

 she now leaves sparkly footprints like the lord intended.
 I still need to clean this up
 Jack made his own breakfast.

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