It’s Not All Mary Poppins

MY (sniffle) glass is (honk) half-full (gak), as usual, thanks

half-full-glass-waterI have a lovely pattern with the tots this term: two children on Mondays and Fridays, and six on Tuesday – Thursday. Of the six, two are in half-day kindergarten, so, apart from a 90-minute overlap, I only have five at a time.

I’m llllllllllloving these light Mondays and Fridays! I’m getting that weekend feeling on Thursday nights because, you know, with only two kids (a 17-mo and a 25-mo), you can do pretty much ANYTHING! Outings, city busses, shopping… it’s great.

And then it lasts right through till Tuesday morning! This is the lightest load I’ve had in … oh, probably a decade.

Which is a good thing. Because this is Wednesday morning. I have a Very Busy Day ahead of me, and I’m congested up to the eyeballs — I know I am because they are itching and watering. Oh, and my eye teeth ache. I didn’t sleep well last night, due to the mid-night snuffling and honk-fests. Oh, and that tickle in the throat that started about two and didn’t go away until 3:30. Aaaaand, because lord knows the itching and the snuffling and the coughing and the tossing and the turning WEREN’T ENOUGH, Aunt Flo decided to visit at about 3:45.


All that and six children, too.

BUT!!! It is WEDNESDAY! Which means that tomorrow is THURSDAY!! The last busy day! And the day after that? My virtual day off!

So (sniff), with that carrot (sneeze) at the end of the stick of today, I’m pretty sure (snort, honk) that today will be a (cough) breeze.

Yes. Yes it will. Hush now.

September 23, 2009 - Posted by | health and safety, the dark side | ,


  1. Wow, I’m impressed. I would have trouble thinking of anything other than the fact that there are two busy days to get through first…

    Aching teeth sounds like the beginning of a sinus infection… better watch that. I hope you get well very quickly. We just got over out bout of Indian-summer-colds… ick.

    Comment by rosie_kate | September 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. We’re in the (hack) same boat (sniffle) today. I’ve got that (sneeze) “I’ve been hit by a truck” (cough) feeling. Ugh….

    Comment by Cole | September 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. Feel better! I have the flu and with the whole swine flu thing going on a few well placed phone calls containing fever, flu, sweats and all my kids are with mummy today!

    Comment by Jess | September 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Oh, you poor thing. Six children would make me run for the hills screaming. Add a cold to that… oh, you poor thing.

    Comment by Mwa | September 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. It’s amazing to me that you consider a day with two very small children, practially a day off, where I, with my one 2.5 year old find it to be a full day. I guess it’s a matter of perspective. I am expecting baby number two in May next year, I guess I will then long for those “easy days” with just one baby 🙂

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Comment by Tammy | September 23, 2009 | Reply

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