Week in My Life 2012: Tuesday

by melissa on October 23, 2012 · 16 comments

Welcome to the Tuesday’s link-up for Week in My Life 2012! The linky is below- just link to your post for Tuesday and you’re golden! Don’t forget to use the journaling handoutseveryday kid/parent handouts and daily images (like the one below) to help you along (optional of course).

Tuesday didn’t start off much better. But it was decent for a while and ended up sucking again by the end (for a reason I didn’t expect).

It started off all right in the very beginning. I got up around 6:30 and was feeling productive. The kids were playing nicely- yesterday a box, today a blanket. The highlight of today was all of Little Roo’s sayings. The kid is 2.5 and talks talks talks. He’s quite hysterical to listen to (I’ll share some in a minute). But to explain the bagel picture… he said he was cold and I said the bagel would warm him up. I turn around to find him touching his face with it saying “it’s warming me up!” :)

My lack of time this weekend between family and my deadline means we didn’t get some house things done. Which I’m not complaining because I love my family… but I spent 15 minutes trying to match outfits for the kids this morning because they are in laundry basket piles or still dirty. THAT, my friends, is ridiculous. I’m trying to lay out their clothes the night before– it really shouldn’t be that hard– but after Daddy Roo and I clean up the kitchen, pack lunches and see if there are any school things to turn in, I always forget about the clothes.

With that said, we left the house later than I wanted AGAIN but eventually made it to work. I dropped Big Roo off at school then headed towards Little Roo’s preschool. On sunny mornings, I turn come around this curve and I see visible rays of sunshine peeking through the trees. I’m so mesmerized by it every time. It may sound silly, but I feel like it’s my dad saying hello.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I go into the office and work 9:30/45 – 3 pm. The other three days I work about 3 hours in the morning (20 hours/week total).I forgot to get a picture of the outside of our building but I managed to get a shot as I was leaving the parking garage! At work, I saw a few tweets about the new iPads but  to check my iPhone app to read the deets.

 Getting back from work every other Tuesday is glorious because my house is CLEAN and I didn’t have to do it! See that kitchen? No clutter! Beats the way it looked yesterday. Little Roo likes to stand in front of the pantry in the afternoons and point out things he wants but he can’t have. It’s quite joyous (not really).

Do your kids have favorite sippy cups? Little Roo insists on using certain cups. That picture below is me pouring it into his new favorite cup.

And dinner? I’m the only one who ate my chicken chili for dinner (but I’ll explain why in a sec).

Afternoons are usually time for homework for Big Roo but this week he doesn’t have any since he just tracked back in (year round school). Soooo, he watches a show or two after school. Except today since the Internet was down when he got home. First he whined and asked for my phone. That lasted about 3 minutes then he got bored and wanted to play dominoes. We managed to get through a game before it was time to head to the gym (note to self: time to organize the top of the toy storage units again).

The highlight of my day was supposed to be Zumba at 5:30. Here I am all ready to go!

We got there and I made it through most of class until the most dreaded thing happened.

Someone from the childcare staff came to get me.

Dirty diaper for the little I’m sure. But oh no. It was worse. Big Roo threw up. TWICE. Not sure where it came from honestly! But we got in the car and started heading home. I called Daddy Roo to tell him why we were on our way back so early but his voice sounded kinda low. Why? He just got done throwing up too. WHAT THE HAY?!!

While my poor boys laid around feeling like crud, I tried to make dinner (which as you saw earlier was a bust since I was the only one who ate it). In my attempts to make chili for me and grilled cheese/chicken noodle soup (Campbell’s PRINCESS soup oh yes), Little Roo decided he wanted to climb on my back…

… and then our blind, diabetic dog looked my way pitifully, hoping for his insulin shot and some yummy dinner.

And of course both Daddy Roo and Big Roo BOTH threw up again. I think they were having a contest.

After that drama, I bathed the kids (Big Roo joined us at the last minute despite my protests of wanting to keep him away from Little Roo).

Despite the hectic evening, it ended with my favorite part… listening to Big Roo read a book. He really just started reading (not memorizing) in the last couple of weeks and my eyes nearly tear up every time I hear him do it.

After getting the kitchen cleaned up, I sat down in the living to watch last week’s Grey’s Anatomy on my hubby’s computer while I put together this post (we don’t have cable and he was laid up in bed so the computer was all mine!). Tonight I also finish up this week’s blog page critique that I do on Momcomm! Luckily after tonight, I should have a bit less computer time in the evenings.

Little Roo-isms

I promised I’d share some of Little Roo’s gems.

(the 1st one is from yesterday but still funny)

Passing the Pond Near Our House

LR: Ooh eagles!

M: Those aren’t eagles, honey. Those are geese!

LR. Those aren’t eagles those are geese. Maybe they are bunnies. Ooooh did you see the butterfly?


Talking to Mama

LR: I go get— (he meant “I’m going to get” but was cut off my Big Roo)

BR: “Someone come— ” (He was starting to ask someone to finish dominoes with him but was counter-interrupted by Little Roo)

LR: “HEY! I’m talking to mom first!”


Coming in the House to See Daddy Sick on the Bed

LR: You taking a rest?

DR: No, I’m not feeling well.

LR: You want some pretzels?

DR: No that’s okay but thank you.

LR: Good night daddy. (and shuts the door)


And there you have it!

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1 Alissa October 24, 2012 at 12:09 am

We are happy with our family of three, but if I ever have another kid it’s going to be all your fault. That photo of the boys in their towels on the floor is just too sweet. I love seeing they boys and their personalities in these photos from LR and his bagel to BR and his reading. Hope the sun is shining tomorrow around the bend!
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2 Alexia @ Babies & Bacon October 24, 2012 at 2:29 am

Oh man. What a day. Sorry the boys are sick. Hope you and LR are spared!

I love the picture of the rays coming through the trees. Something about that makes me feel like those small things are what this meme is all about. You may not have recalled that those rays reminded you of your dad in a few years, but now you will. So thanks for this project and for the inspirations.

Also? LOVE the one of the boys in their towels. They’re such characters!
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3 Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting October 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

Ack! So sorry the boys are sick :( Hugs to you, you little cute thing, you :)

Wish I had known about this earlier, I would’ve joined you. I loved doing WIML a few years back, and I’ve been thinking about doing it again, too.
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4 Sarah @ TM2TS October 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

Oh yucks on the pukes! That is seriously a big fear of mine. Puking and lice. *shudder*

The geese-ism? That was TOO cute!!
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5 Kelli @ Momma Needs a Beer October 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

First of all — I hope your boys get well soon & that it remains contained! That’s the worst. I hope tomorrow’s post doesn’t begin at 1am. And the ROOisms… oh em gee. LOVE!
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6 Erin Lane October 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Boo on your boys being sick! I hope Little doesn’t get it…or you either for that matter.
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7 Jamie@SouthMainMuse October 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I love your pictures. And boo hoo — sorry you got pulled out of Zumba. I usually got called out of things because one of mine had bitten someone. ugh.
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8 Michele C. October 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm

oh no re: the puking!!!!! We did too many rounds of the stomach bug here last winter, I’m so not ready for that again. I hope everyone felt much better today and that you and Little Roo stay puke free!!!
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9 Kacey October 25, 2012 at 12:09 am

I really enjoy following your recaps and your pictures make me feel like I’m right there with ya.

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