I have many random thoughts to convey today. Let’s see if you can follow along.
This past weekend, my sister-in-law and I did a babysitting switch off so that we could both have a date night with our hubbies. I watched my niece on Friday, and unfortunately, Madelynn was in a horrible mood. After about two hours, I called JB, begging for him to come over and help. He found me holding a crying Madelynn while trying to read to Kacey over the screams. Luckily, he took Madelynn and quieted her down and I got some good quality time in with my niece.
But good golly, it made me appreciate how hard it would be to have TWO children to tend to! Wowsers! I need some time to get used to motherhood before I take that on, ala Britney Spears. Ha!
On Saturday, we had shutters installed on our windows, which look lovely. While that was being installed, I managed to sell our dining room table and chairs (which was really a second kitchen table and chairs), so we went out and bought a real adult dining room table that afternoon. They really sucker you in by selling the table cheap and the chairs expensive. But anyway…
That night, we had dinner at home and then dropped Madelynn off at my siter-in-law’s house for our date night. We went to see The Break Up, which we both enjoyed, despite having to sit in the first row since we showed up 20 minutes late. (I pity the people who had to sit behind my uber tall hubby). The movie really hit home for anyone that has been in a long term relationship and had it end. I had plenty of flashbacks to my last break up, and left telling JB I never wanted to go through that with him!
After the movie, we went to the Boogie Monsters CD Release party, but the only problem was the Boogie Monsters, the band we wanted to see, didn’t start until 11:30pm. (A problem when you have a babysitter who needs relieving!) It felt so good to be out with my hubby, and I think it really did a lot to rekindle the flame. After so many diapers, feedings and house projects, it kind of puts a damper on things after a while!
Anyway, we got home late that night, and of course, I had to stay up another half hour to pump, and five hours later, Madelynn was awake. Ugha, that was tiring. Gone are the days of sleeping late to make up for staying out the night before! Luckily, I was able to get down for a nap later that day, but I’m still dragging a bit.
I called the cops this weekend on some kids I call the Misfit Teens that live across the street from us. They live with their decrepid grandparents that offer absolutely no supervision of these gangster wanna-bes. These kids were hanging out in their Ford Explorer in their driveway, blaring their music all day Saturday, into the night on Saturday night, and all day Sunday. On Sunday morning, I saw that they had pillows and blankets in the truck, so evidently they slept in their driveway. (How bored are you when you camp in your driveway?!)
After two days of hearing thudding base from inside our house, I figured enough was enough and called the cops. I’m a cranky adult now! Ha! I was super impressed with Reno PD, as they showed up within 15 minutes and the music FINALLY stopped. And what did the grandparents do once the cops came to their house? They left. The kids kept hanging out in the driveway, but luckily the music stopped. It’s truly baffling.
Anyway, that’s my long, boring story of my weekend. Madelynn starts a two day course of antibiotics today as we wait for her nose culture to come back on Wednesday. I’m bracing myself for more explosive poops and diaper rash — ah, the joys of Motherhood!