Monday Highs and Lows

High: Lots of snuggly baby time.
Low: Gemma is only sleeping when she’s held today. 

Low: Our laptop basically fried a couple of weeks ago, hence my blogging absence.
High: We got a new one, and I finally get to use it today.

Low: Gemma and I had an especially short night of sleep last night, so I may have told Joe that he was the worst when he told me he was heading in to work today. He has a real treasure of a wife.
High: He went in late and came home early.

High: I finally started getting caught up (okay, less behind) on laundry.
Low: Two out of three kids required wardrobe changes… and not just for playing dress up.

Low: The older girls mostly just had a screaming contest instead of napping. Also, they trashed their room.
High: At least they weren’t fighting.

Low: At one point when it was especially quiet, I went to find out what the kids were up to. I found them coloring in a coloring book with markers on the guest bed. (!)
High: Luckily, they were color wonder markers (best invention EVER) so, bullet dodged this time.

High: The kids were quietly playing by themselves.
Low: Sophie found markers that do show up on skin and clothes.


the price of silence

High: Grace said the basement was cleaned up after I forced them (I’m a mean mom) to tidy up their messes.
Low: Her pants might be on fire, because she was totally lying.

High: There’s an open bottle of wine with my name on it.
High: It’s after five on the east coast, which is good enough for me! Cheers!


7 Responses to "Monday Highs and Lows"

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  1. Margaret

    February 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Oh, Francine. This blog is precious. And so are the pictures you included. Tomorrow will be better!

  2. Laura

    February 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Love this post. We have screaming matches every single night. I make the boys nap in separate rooms for that reason!

    Gemma looks so snuggly in that first photo!

  3. Sweller

    February 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Low: I didn’t get Cheetos today.
    High: you! I love you!

  4. Ellen Johnson

    February 17, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Hey, it’s FAT TUESDAY! That means you are liturgically required to self-medicate with sweets today! Hang in there, Francine, you’re doing a great job!

  5. Jacob

    February 17, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Ha! The price of silence!

  6. Sara LaBruzzo

    February 17, 2015 at 10:52 am

    The markers are my favorite story! Brings back memories. . . 😀

  7. Lisa

    February 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Color wonder = best things ever! And I feel for you w/ the laundry- piles up as soon as I catch up. You deserve a big glass of vino!


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