14 May, 2011

Life! It's what's happening right now

I has been too long since my last post! I just finished my first week off school. Needless to say, it has not been as lazy as I imagined.

     I had one lazy day, well kind of. On Monday, Little I and I cleaned EVERYTHING. Even the windows--which I discovered are double hung. I now <3 double hung windows. :-)

     Then, on Tuesday, my grandpa (who has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the stomach) was admitted to the hospital with an almost non-existent blood count. (read--he can get extremely sick very easily). This means that my grandma, aunts and mom have been at the hospital whenever they have free time. This also means that my aunt, Linda, has been "creating" free time by refusing to watch two of my cousin's sons--whom she has been watching for two years (at least, I can't remember) while my cousin works as a teacher.

     So I have been picking up the slack and taking care of my cousin's kids along with my son. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, I took care of "T", her three year old, Little I who is *almost* two years old, and "C" her six month old, from 8:00am until 3:45pm. Thursday, I needed a break. I felt bad, but I had already made plans with a friend and I just needed to relax. If it had been just two kids, I'd have been fine. But adding that third kid in there just makes me go crazy.

     Plus, Little I (who is in the process of potty learning) has been torn between being a "big boy" like T and being mommy's baby like C. So, when T goes to the bathroom, Little I is in his face saying, "You pee? You poop?" And when C starts crying, so does Little I. He wants C's bottle (which he never really ever had before) and wants to be all up on me when I'm holding C. After almost eight hours of that, I'm just done.

     But I'm going to do it all over again next week (Grandpa's projected release date is Tuesday, depending on his blood test results).

   Now, I'm off to get ready for my soon-to-be cousin's bridal shower. I will *try* to keep this thing more up to date, but who knows how many twists and turns life will throw at us next?

Until next time...

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