Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Guess Who Showed Up At My Door Tonight....

No shower today, because I woke up late after being awake so much last night with my littlest darlin'.  We have precious friends that will be here in the next day or two, so I jumped right into the house work that needs done before company comes. Laundry hanging outside in our amazing high winds. Children playing outside and eating popcorn. (Don't tell, I "forgot" to brush their teeth this morning and may be yesterday - I can't remember). Dusting, cleaning floors and bathrooms, vacuuming and a deep cleaning of the kitchen leaves me hot.  Tired and sweaty I finished up around 3:30 this afternoon, and knew that I needed to bathe AT LEAST five children before supper. Supper is thankfully in the oven, but it takes 3 hours to cook...and because I am behind, it will not be ready till around 7:00 tonight. Husband out of town still and I am tired, but proud of all the work at was done today (thank you Kalyn, Caresse, Kiana, and Landon for your help today).  I inhale the lovely smell of Keshawn's hair as I cut the little patch in the back that is at least 2 inches longer than the rest of his hair. Oh the joy of knowing that three boys are clean. Next, Alia and Joeliana, which also means moisturizing African girl hair (OK, STAY WITH ME TILL YOU FIND OUT WHO RANG MY DOOR BELL, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS).  

Next problem, Alia needs to sit with her feet in Apple Cider Vinegar, and then have medicine put on her feet for a fungus that is causing problems. I am really, really feeling tired, dirty  but, toilets, kitchen, and floors....looking good.  Supper late, but smells yummy. Five children bathed and lathered in lotion because it is still windy like crazy here and my African children are really drying up. Alia sitting in Vinegar, and I notice these beautiful wild flowers that Garett has arranged, so of course I stopped to take a picture of them.

Missing my husband, but feeling productive and good as I sit to feed the baby a bottle. Still hot and stinky in my dirty jeans, tank top and really messed up hair, no make up...
The door bells rings...I'm praying it is UPS or something. All my children run to the window and announce..

"It's the social worker."

You have got to be kidding me!!! But no, they are not, and my social worker is standing at my door for a visit that for some reason wasn't on my calendar. 
Somehow, I hope that it went well. and it is 7:30 and I need to go feed my family. 
Whew...I hope that meeting went well...or do I look like the crazy woman who lives in a shoe. 


  1. too funny!!!!! hate it when you forget to put something on the calendar!!! :)

  2. HA! that is a precious day and trust me the SW thought you were amazing getting it all done with such grace and dinner probably smelled delicious!

    You are beautiful no matter what you smell or look like! From the inside out you SHINE!

    Love and hugs,

  3. Surprise- yikes! What a great day you had getting things done! I actually like SW visits because I get to talk about these amazing kids to someone who is actually interested! Scheduled visits that I have forgotten to put on my calendar- ahhh, I don't like those so much.

    I'm sure the SW was impressed though! You are a great Mom!

  4. Oh my! I am sure you pulled it off well. You may not have showered for her visit, but you were loving on all of your little ones, and that is what matters.


    Laurel :)

  5. That's funny. At least the kids were clean and dinner was in the oven :)


  6. ACK! So glad the house was spotless and the kids smelling good! I had a crazy day yesterday, too, but I'm really glad no SW showed up. hee!

  7. HA! Well, she can't say that you put your own needs before your kids' needs!

  8. Crazy day and you pulled it off!

  9. OH dear - at least your house looked great & the kids looked well cared for!
    I hope you have a lovely upcoming visit with your friends - your households sounds wonderful & busy - you're doing a great job

  10. Haha! Well I personally think you sound like supermom! I'd be proud of myself for getting so much done in one day, and we only have 1 child so far!! :-)


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