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Ordinary Miracles

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Today, I managed to get an 11-month-old girl (who was teething), a 13-month-old girl, a 22-month-old boy (who was potty-training--day 3), a 3-1/2-year-old boy (who was also potty-training--day 596, but day 3 of renewed efforts), and a nearly-5-year-old boy into the van (2 booster seats and 3 carseats!), through the bank drive-through, to the recycling depot, into Tim Horton's for lunch (babies in the double stroller), walked over to the IGA to buy bread and milk, back into the van, and home in three hours. We went through five changes of pants and underwear for the potty-training boys, 3 muffins, 2 bowls of soup, 3 cookies, 2 cheese sandwiches, one chicken wrap, 2 bottles of water, six trips to the bathroom, and a few hugs and kisses. And we got a lot of funny looks.

But we survived. Life is good.


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12 comments

  1. Two weeks down here with only your own three kids is REALLY going to be a vacation!!

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  2. You are one brave lady, Talena! My only question is WHY?!

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  3. Whoa!!! You are literally running a day care! Hats off to you...just one question, how did you ensure that the ones in potty traning didn't go in the car seats? My little one did that last month and it was not fun to dismantle and clean the thing...

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  4. oh.my.god. And you lived to tell the tale?! God bless you! Hopped over via Rohini's. I can see why she gave you that award.

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  5. Staci - :-) I bet it does, to you!!

    Mom - You think, so, huh? I guess, with only three of them and more adults, it will definitely be easier!

    Dawn - Desperation. I ran out of contact solution the night before--I had enough for half a lens-container-full on each side. My glasses give me headaches, so this a big deal.

    Rohini - Wouldn't have been so bad if Jude hadn't had the day off Kindergarten for some reason. Oh, well. We made it through.

    Also, there comes a point in potty training where you go--"We'll clean it up as best as we can, and when we're done, or every-so-often, we'll do a really great job of it." Unless of course, they do a #2. That's always bad. If we go out while potty training and they haven't pooped that day, they get the disposable training pants, not underwear!

    Mad Momma - Hey! Nice to see you here! And thanks for the extra blessings sent my way--I can use all I get! :-) Come around any time!

    Rohini - Thanks, Rohini. No, seriously, thank you. No, thank you. That's the kind of tag you like passing along, eh?

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  6. I just can't figure out how you do it! Sorry I haven't commented for a while. I dunno where I've been or what I've been doing but somehow I think it's been busy.

    Now I'm hoping I can pull the password and such out of the memory wasteland.

    Hugs and love!!

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  7. That is impressive. Very brave of you to head out with more than one at a time!

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  8. Hey, Vix, That's okay--I understand busy, trust me! Doesn't matter how long you stay away, girlfriend--I'll love ya the same when you come back. (I know it goes both ways.)

    Squiggles' Mom - Can I call you "SM"? And Squiggles is a very cute nickname.

    More than one is not as bad as you might think, though--for first-time parents', it is completely hard to grasp, because you forget that they don't stay four months and completely dependent forever. This, too, shall pass away--I promise! :-)

    Thanks for coming by!

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  9. Hey you! Have you heard that song ... Ordinary Miracles? I'm only asking because I just heard it recently but apparently it's been around for awhile. It's sweet.

    xo.

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  10. I haven't, although I assume that that must be what this layout was inspired by. I had guessed that these were song lyrics. I bet it's a good one.

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